Under the Covers and between the Sheets : the inside story Behind Classic Characters, authors, Unforgettable phrases and Unexpected Endings

By: Joyce, C. Alan; Janssen, Sarah

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"Hundreds of surprising little-known flaws, foibles, and feuds of the literary world will draw you into the pages."


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Bibliophiles, grab your glasses Here is a compendium of interesting--and often scandalous--facts and quips about the literary world. Featuring authors and tomes of yesteryear and yesterday, from Tolkien's Middle- earth to Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex, you'll sections such as:

  • You Don't Say?: Commonly-used words and phrases that were coined or popularized in classic words of fiction--sometimes with very different meanings.
  • Gruesomely Ever After The original endings of some of the world's most cherished fairy tales--"Snow White," "The Little Mermaid," "Cinderella," and more.
  • Parental Guidance Suggested Banned works of fiction and the controversy surrounding them.
  • Lions and Tigers and Bears (Oh My ) The real-life stories and inspirations behind beloved "leading creatures."
  • Time to Make the Doughnuts: Odd jobs of famous authors.
  • Tell Me a Story: Dahl's short stories, Seuss's political cartoons; the lesser-known, and sometimes shocking, adult writings of beloved children's authors.
  • The Long Con: Shocking (and sometimes shockingly long-lived) literary hoaxes: Frey, JT Leroy, The Education of Little Tree, The Day After Roswell, etc.
  • Science Fiction, Science Fact If alien monoliths are ever found on the moon, the safer bet is that they would be translucent crystal; Sir Arthur C. Clarke is celebrated for making accurate predictions of various technologies, years ahead of their time. A look at which of his predictions held true and the same feats of other authors.
  • Yes, But is it Art? The weirdest books ever written: books without verbs, without punctuation...or without the letter "e."

  • Make this and all of the Blackboard Books(tm) a permanent fixture on your shelf, and you'll have instant access to a breadth of knowledge. Whether you need homework help or want to win that trivia game, this series is the trusted source for fun facts.

    Title: Under the Covers and between the Sheets : the inside story Behind Classic Characters, authors, Unforgettable phrases and Unexpected Endings

    Author Name: Joyce, C. Alan; Janssen, Sarah

    Categories: Literary Criticism/Comment, Books About Books,

    Publisher: READERS DIGEST: 2009

    ISBN Number: 1606520342

    ISBN Number 13: 9781606520345

    Binding: Hard Cover

    Book Condition: Brand New

    Seller ID: 024873

    Keywords: Books, literature, Reading,