8 authors who became famous thanks to one bookBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/8-authors-who-became-famous-thanks-to-one-book
There is no writer who does not dream of the resounding success of his own book. However, sometimes authors become hostages of this success and become the author of only one memorable book or series for their readers.
We learned more about the works of writers who became famous by writing just one book.
1. Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights.
Unlike her sister Charlotte, the poet Emily Brontë wrote only one novel. It was published in 1847 and went virtually unnoticed during the author's lifetime. Only at the end of the 19th century did the Gothic novel gain general recognition and take a firm place in English literature. The writer herself lived to be 30 years old.
2. Oscar Wilde and The Picture of Dorian Gray.
The Picture of Dorian Gray was the only published work by playwright Oscar Wilde.
3. Bram Stoker and Dracula.
The bibliography of Irish writer Bram Stoker includes many short stories and several novels. But he is best known for his book about the aristocratic vampire Count Dracula, which was published in 1897.
4. JD Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye.
In the second half of the 1940s, Salinger gained a reputation as a skilled novelist. However, the author encountered real success after he published his novel The Catcher in the Rye in 1951.
5. Alexander Griboyedov and Woe from Wit.
Griboyedov is best known as the author of the comedy in verse Woe from Wit, which is still used in various theatrical productions. This comedy was written in 1823. Woe from Wit is the pinnacle of Russian dramaturgy.
6. Edmond Rostand and Cyrano de Bergerac.
The author became widely known thanks to the play by Cyrano de Bergerac about a Parisian poet and duelist.
7. Colin McCullough and the Thorn Birds. The Australian writer became famous for her novel The Thorn Birds, published in 1977. The book was a resounding success.
The Australian writer became famous for her novel The Thorn Birds, published in 1977. The book was a resounding success.
8. Alan Milne and his stories about Winnie the Pooh.
Alan Milne was a fairly well-known playwright before the release of the Winnie the Pooh stories. But the success of books about a bear with sawdust in his head became so deafening that all his other works went far into the shadows and became almost unknown to readers. At the same time, Milne was a well-known columnist whose essays were published regularly.