14 fun facts you may not know about the world of literature

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1. The longest book in the world is ‘In search of lost time’, Marcel Proust. Written between 1908 and 1922, he holds the Guinness book of world records, the longest book in the world with its 3.031 pages. However, the ‘winner’ is real Artamène ou le Grand Cyruspublished in the SEVENTEENTH century. 13,095 pages of nothing, contained in 10 volumes.

2.

Winnie The Pooh, Mrs Piggle-Wiggle
and
The Hobbit
they were written by their respective authors as children’s stories for your children. Nothing to do the first with the last, the truth.

3. The novel world’s best-selling it is
Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes, who has sold over 500 million copies. The book most sold in the world is The Bible.



Codex Leicester - Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Codex Leicester – Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
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4. The most expensive book in the world is a copy of the
Codex Leicester
of Leonardo DaVinci. Paid for him 30.8 million dollarsand the lucky buyer was Bill Gates, in 1994.

5. Ernest Hemingway hated the cover of The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald, and so he wrote in his memoirs, published in 1964. To his surprise, Fitzgerald said, basically, “you can’t judge a book by its cover”.

6. Do you know the name of the monster of Frankenstein? No, it is not Frankenstein, although many think that it is. Never given a name within the novel, although during a public reading, Mary Shelley referred to him as “Adam”.

'The tales of Beedle the Bard' by J. K. Rowling contains five tales, very different, all of them with comments added at the end of each tale, written by professor Dumbledore, who reveals at the same time small pieces of information about the life in Hogwarts.

‘The tales of Beedle the Bard’ by J. K. Rowling contains five tales, very different, all of them with comments added at the end of each tale, written by professor Dumbledore, who reveals at the same time small pieces of information about the life in Hogwarts.
(Amazon)




7. The book’s most coveted of the saga Harry Potter it is, interestingly,
The tales of Beedle the bard
. Searching for concrete seven copies that the author of the series, J. K. Rowling, wrote to hand, and whose covers have jewels embedded. Six of these copies belong to a part of the team of Rowling, and the seventh was auctioned, achieving a whopping 4 million dollars, allocated in its entirety to an orphanage in Romania.



8. The book
Farenheit 451
, Ray Bradbury, owes its title to the temperature in the pages of a book burning. The book tells the story of a fireman who burned books, banned because they are a cause of discord and suffering in a western civilization enslaved by the media.

9. The character that has been played by more actors have been Sherlock Holmes. In your skin have been put Ian McKellen, Buster Keaton, Peter Cushing, Roger Moore, Christopher Plummer, Michael Caine, Charlton Heston, Jeremy Irons, Rupert Everett, Benedict Cumberbatch or Robert Downey Jr., among others. 21, only on the screen.

Benedict Cumberbatch got into the skin of Sherlock Holmes for the famous BBC series.

Benedict Cumberbatch got into the skin of Sherlock Holmes for the famous BBC series.
(BBC)




10. In 1955, only one publisher was willing to publish Lolita
, Vladimir Nabokov, since the novel had stirred a controversy in the literary circles. Only after becoming a success in the united States, G. P, Putnam changed his mind about publishing it.



11. The first novel written was
The tale of Genji

of the japanese Murasaki Shibiku, in 1008.

12. C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien were best friends. Is more, the protagonist of Beyond the Planet Silent (1938) is inspired by Tolkien.

Commemorative edition of '100 years of solitude'.

Commemorative edition of ‘100 years of solitude’.
(Jordi Belver)




13. Until his death in 2014, Gabriel García Márquez always refused to adapt One hundred years of solitude the filmand he disavowed any adaptation of audiovisual masterpiece. According to the writer, I was afraid that they chose “someone like Robert Redford” as the protagonist. However, we will see an adaptation, of the hand of his sons, Gonzalo and Rodrigo, who have partnered with Netflix for this next version.

14. As to kill a mockingbird it is the first and only novel of the writer Harper Lee, who won a Pulitzer prize and spent 88 weeks in the number one in the lists of best sellers. Go put a sentry, his alleged and long-awaited sequel was released after the death of the author, is in reality a draft of the first.