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The world of literature, from the classics to contemporary books is a fascinating place. Here you will discover the top literature facts.

Check out some fun facts we bet you never knew before on literature, books, and authors. You’ll learn something new about the world of reading.


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Victor Hugo's 1862 novel Les Miserables contains an 823-word-long sentence.

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Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West, FL, throughout the 1930s. Today the city holds an annual Ernest Hemingway lookalike competition.

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With 500 million copies sold, the 16th-century Spanish novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is the best selling novel in history.

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First serialized in 1836, The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens' first full novel. He was 24 years old.

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Bill Gates spent $30.8 million on a copy of the Codex Leicester by Leonardo Di Vinci.

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The K in J.K. Rowling's name stands for Kathleen, although her full name is simply Joanne Rowling. The K was added to honor her grandmother.

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Agatha Christie is estimated to have sold over two billion books.

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Agatha Christie's fictional detective Hercule Poirot is from Belgium. By 1960, Christie hated writing about him but did so because he was so popular.

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Born and brought up in Maine, Stephen King uses the state as a backdrop to many of his novels.

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Winnie-the-Pooh was banned in Russia because he was deemed to be pro-Nazi.

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