Virgil wanted to burn the Aeneid
. John Updike's manuscript Willow is locked in a vault at Harvard, unavailable to readers until 2029. Irene Nemirovky abandoned her novel Suite Française
when she was deported to Auschwitz. You'll find these intriguing stories and more in this unique collection of "unpublished masterpieces by the world's greatest writers,"
which is filled with insight into abandoned and unfinished manuscripts - plus a few masterpieces that almost never were - by Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, Italo Calvino, Lord Byron, Harper Lee, William Shakespeare, and dozens of other beloved authors. Illustrated with author photos and newly imagined book covers, The Greatest Books You'll Never Read
is a fascinating resource for avid bluestockings! (KG)