Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara? : The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World's Best-Loved Books

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  • Copyright: 2008-07-29
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"This book reveals in brief chapters the lives, loves, tragedies, motivations, and quirky facts of the best-loved volumes of the Western World."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Jenny Bond and Chris Sheedy run the freelance journalism company The Hard Word. Their work has been published in The Sun-Herald, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sunday Telegraph, Virgin Blue Voyeur, Woman-'s Day, TV Week, FHM, and Cleo.

Table of Contents

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, 1813p. 1
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, 1818p. 9
Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens, 1838p. 16
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, 1847p. 23
Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray, 1847p. 31
Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1866p. 38
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy, 1867-1869p. 44
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 1885p. 52
The War of the Worlds, H. G. Wells, 1897p. 58
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle, 1902p. 65
Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie, 1904p. 71
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925p. 76
Winnie-the-Pooh, A. A. Milne, 1926p. 82
All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque, 1929p. 87
Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, 1936p. 92
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien, 1937p. 98
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, 1939p. 104
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway, 1940p. 110
Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, 1949p. 118
The Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger, 1951p. 125
From Here to Eternity, James Jones, 1951p. 131
Casino Royale, Ian Fleming, 1953p. 137
Lord of the Flies, William Golding, 1954p. 143
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov, 1955p. 148
The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss, 1957p. 155
Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak, 1957p. 160
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, 1960p. 167
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, John Le Carre, 1963p. 172
Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Susann, 1966p. 178
The Godfather, Mario Puzo, 1969p. 184
The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth, 1971p. 189
Game, Stephen King, 1974p. 195
Jaws, Peter Benchley, 1974p. 201
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie, 1981p. 205
The Color Purple, Alice Walker, 1982p. 210
Hollywood Wives, Jackie Collins, 1983p. 215
Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding, 1996p. 219
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J. K. Rowling, 1997p. 225
True History of the Kelly Gang, Peter Carey, 2000p. 231
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown, 2003p. 237
The English Dictionary, Samuel Johnson, 1755p. 247
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1768p. 253
The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin, 1859p. 258
Scouting for Boys, Robert Baden-Powell, 1908p. 266
Etiquette in Business, in Society, in Politics, and at Home, Emily Post, 1922p. 271
Guinness World Records, 1955p. 275
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote, 1966p. 280
All the President's Men, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
Roots, Alex Haley, 1976p. 292
A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking, 1988p. 299
Further Readingp. 305
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