Unpublishable!: Rejected Writers from Jane Austen to Zane Grey

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Fidelio Press, 1997 - Authors and publishers - 142 pages
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This book relates the inspiring stories of over thirty famous writers rejected by publishers at some point in their careers. Their accounts offer encouragement to anyone who thinks about writing for publication. A rebuffed manuscript that later goes on to achieve fame and success underscores the value of confidence and perseverance. Agatha Christie's first novel received some half dozen rejections and waited four years to emerge from the press. Charlotte Bronte's first novel never appeared in her lifetime. Uncle Tom's Cabin was deemed too controversial. Shaw was not interesting enough. Sherlock Holmes, first created in A Study in Scarlet, was unwanted. This book tells the fascinating stories of great authors who overcame the rejections of benighted publishers fortunately for English literature.

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About the author (1997)

Elaine Borish, an American living in London, was born in New York City. She holds degrees from Rutgers, Boston University, and Northeastern University and has taught at universities in New England. In old England, she has lectured in English and American literature at Morley College in London. Her numerous articles have appeared in leading newspapers and magazines.

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