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    DescriptionNow it's time to leave the history classroom and go down the hall to the English lesson. "Secret Lives of Great Authors" contains irreverent and fun-filled bios of all the writers you were forced to read in school, from Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson to J. D. Salinger and Sylvia Plath. And guess what? These people were more interesting than your teachers ever let on...Franz Kafka chewed his food 45 times before swallowing. W. B. Yeats paid surgeons to transplant monkey glands into his scrotum. J. R. R. Tolkien slept in his bathroom. As a boy, Ernest Hemingway was dressed in girl's clothes by his mother - in fact, she often introduced him as "my daughter."


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    Title
    Secret Lives of Great Authors
    Subtitle
    What Your Teachers Never Told You About Famous Novelists, Poets, and Playwrights
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Schnakenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594742118
    ISBN 10: 1594742111
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB, WH
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BIC E4L: HUM
    DC22: 809
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400, A23253000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC classification: PN451 .S34 2008
    Thema V1.0: DNBL
    Illustrations note
    40 2-colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Quirk Books
    Imprint name
    Quirk Books
    Publication date
    14 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Philadelphia
    Author Information
    Robert Schnakenberg is the author of several nonfiction books.