Do you ever think about what your favorite authors did in their spare time? Did you ever wonder about what your favorite author inspired after their death? This article will talk about some interesting facts connected to an author.
Jane Austen received little recognition in the 19th century and used the pseudonym A Lady. She only wrote six novels, but people remember her classic stories. She gathered a cult following during WWI when British Soldiers began reading and trading them. They called themselves Janeites. The most popular novels among the soldiers were Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice. She is so beloved in England that they honored her 200 years after her death. In 2017, the Bank of England presented a ten-pound note in honor of her. The note had a well-known quote from her and her image above it.
Dan Brown is best known for his Robert Langdon novels. The most well-known of the series is probably The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Angels & Demons came out in 2000, and the fifth book in the Robert Langdon series called Origin came out in 2017. This was also his seventh novel released. He was a pop singer before an author. He was pursuing a singing career in California. He released a CD called Angels & Demons and had the artwork by his friend John Langdon.
Charles Dickens is well-known for his characters and writing style. He published over twelve novels in his lifetime. Some more famous ones include Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. He was not only the most popular author of his lifetime, but his works have never gone out of print. Charles Dickens had an odd hobby. He had an interest in dead bodies and spent much of his time at the Paris Morgue.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is famous for his Sherlock Holmes series. A Study in Scarlet is his first story, which involved Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. He was 27 and wrote it in three weeks. He was once tricked into believing in fairies. Two young schoolgirls showed him evidence, and he wrote a book called The Coming of the Fairies in 1921. To promote the Cottingley Fairy photos, he used $1 million in advertising.
J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien was a professor at Oxford and Merton College. His fictional world of Middle-earth is one of the most well-known fictional worlds. His most famous works are the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and its prequel, The Hobbit. He was a prankster to everyone that knew him. He has dressed as a polar bear and gone to parties and offered his false teeth as payment in stores. He even dressed as an Anglo-Saxon warrior and chased his neighbor down the street.
Truman Capote is a well-known writer of short stories and novels. His most famous works include Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood. With In Cold Blood, he had help from his friend Harper Lee of To Kill a Mockingbird fame. He was very superstitious and would change his hotel room if the room number was 13. He would also never start or finish a writing project on a Friday.