Tag: Famous Authors

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Ben-Hur

Interesting facts about the Lew Wallace book Ben-Hur, and its subsequent life on film 1. It was the bestselling American novel of the nineteenth century. Lew Wallace’s novel Ben-Hur (1880) even outsold that other runaway bestseller, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852). And this was despite slow sales: in the first seven months it […]

Literature

100 Interesting Facts about Famous Authors

100 fun facts about writers and their fascinating lives On Twitter we recently reached the 100,000 followers milestone. (Hurrah! And do follow us @InterestingLit if you’re also a tweeter.) To celebrate the occasion, we’ve gathered together one hundred of our favourite facts about famous authors. We hope you enjoy them! Where […]