Novel Urban Legends History

Here are quick descriptions of each of the previous editions of Novel Urban Legends Revealed.

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1. Miguel de Cervantes wrote Don Quixote while in prison.

2. Pamela began originally as basically a self-help book.

3. Robert B. Parker created a popular series of novels just so an actress could have a good role – a role she never ended up playing.

4. The taser was invented based on a device in a Tom Swift novel (the taser was actually named AFTER the novel)

5. Stephen King’s wife fished his work on the novel Carrie out of the trash and forced him to finish it.

6. The Brontë sisters were forbidden by the their father from eating meat.

7. Charles Dickens was paid by the word.

8. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) aided Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize chances in 1958 for his novel Doctor Zhivago.

9. Graham Greene came in second in a contest to parody Graham Greene’s writing style.

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