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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Top Ten Literary One-Hit Wonders, 2nd Boons and 2nd Flops

Here is a trio of articles from Times Online (UK) listing the top ten one-hit literary wonders, the top ten second-novel hits, and top ten second-novel flops.

The one-hit wonders list includes Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind). There are a couple of surprises in the list, for me anyway. The second-novel wonders list includes Britain's beloved Jane Austin (Pride and Prejudice) following Sense and Sensibility. The cursed second novels includes Joseph Heller (Something Happened) following Catch-22.

One fun part of this trio of articles is that original Times reviews or ads are provided for some novels including, for example, the first Times ad for Wuthering Heights in 1847 and a review for Gone with the Wind in 1936.

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