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fiction List of Famous Unpublished Books

Walter Graves
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A list of famous unpublished books, listed by author. Many famous authors have works that have never been published. Often, this is either an early work, or one left incomplete due to the author's death. Sometimes, the author changes their mind and simply doesn't want their writing to be issued to the public. Some of the books on this list have eventually (even recently) been published, but in virtually all of these cases publication took place after the writer's death. Some of these unreleased books had pirate versions eventually released to the public as well. Both fiction and non-fiction books have been included on this list. All genres have also been included.

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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Adolf Hitler Died at 56 (1889-1945) - Unpublished work: Zweites Buch

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Allen Appel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Allen Appel age 73 - Unpublished work: Sea of Time

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Amy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Amy Bishop Unpublished work: The Martian Experiment and Amazon Fever

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Artie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Artie Shaw Died at 94 (1910-2004) - Unpublished work: The Education of Albie Snow

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Barry Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Barry Brown Died at 27 (1951-1978) - Unpublished work: Unsung Heroes of the Horrors

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C. P. Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
C. P. Snow Died at 75 (1905-1980)

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Charles Alverson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Charles Alverson age 82 - Unpublished work: The Word, Caleb and Lost in Austin

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Charles Bukowski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Charles Bukowski Died at 74 (1920-1994) - Unpublished work: The Poet

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Charles Willeford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Charles Willeford Died at 69 (1919-1988) - Unpublished work: Grimhaven

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Chris Claremont is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Chris Claremont age 67 - Unpublished work: Tom Corbett, Space Cadet

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Chuck Palahniuk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Chuck Palahniuk age 56 - Unpublished work: Insomnia: If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Already

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Donald Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Donald Hamilton Died at 90 (1916-2006) - Unpublished work: The Dominators

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Doodles Weaver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Doodles Weaver Died at 72 (1911-1983) - Unpublished work: Golden Spike

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Edgar Allan Poe: The Light-Hou... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Edgar Allan Poe: The Light-House

The Greatest American Novels

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Edith Wharton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Edith Wharton Died at 75 (1862-1937) - Unpublished work: Literature

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Evelyn Waugh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Evelyn Waugh Died at 63 (1903-1966) - Unpublished work: The Temple at Thatch

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Francis Lee Bailey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books

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Frederik Pohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Frederik Pohl Died at 94 (1919-2013) - Unpublished work: For Some We Loved

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Fredric Wertham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Fredric Wertham Died at 86 (1895-1981) - Unpublished work: The War on Children

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Fulton Oursler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Fulton Oursler Died at 59 (1893-1952) - Unpublished work: Autobiography

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Harold Brodkey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Harold Brodkey Died at 66 (1930-1996) - Unpublished work: A Party of Animals

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Hugh MacLennan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Hugh MacLennan Died at 83 (1907-1990) - Unpublished work: So All Their Praises and A Man Should Rejoice

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Hunter S. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Hunter S. Thompson Died at 68 (1937-2005) - Unpublished work: Prince Jellyfish

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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
James Brown Died at 73 (1933-2006) - Unpublished work: A Fine Madness

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James M. Cain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
James M. Cain Died at 85 (1892-1977) - Unpublished work: The cocktail Waitress

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Jerry Yulsman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Jerry Yulsman Died at 75 (1924-1999) - Unpublished work: Gotham

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Joan Collins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Joan Collins age 84 - Unpublished work: The Ruling Passion and Hell Hath No Fury

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John Howard Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
John Howard Griffin Died at 60 (1920-1980) - Unpublished work: Scattered Shadows

The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

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Jonathan Lethem is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Jonathan Lethem age 54 - Unpublished work: Heroes

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JP Miller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
JP Miller Unpublished work: A Ship Without a Shore

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Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Karl Marx Died at 65 (1818-1883) - Unpublished work: Scorpion and Felix

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Ken Grimwood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Ken Grimwood Died at 59 (1944-2003)

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Kurt Vonnegut is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Kurt Vonnegut Died at 85 (1922-2007) - Unpublished work: If God Were Alive Today

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Larry Hama is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Larry Hama age 68 - Unpublished work: Eamon Diaz and the Vampire Queen

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Lee Duncan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Lee Duncan

Famous Schizophrenics

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Louise Brooks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Louise Brooks Died at 79 (1906-1985) - Unpublished work: Naked on My Goat

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Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Marilyn Manson age 49 - Unpublished work: Holy Wood

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Michael Chabon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Michael Chabon age 54 - Unpublished work: Fountain City

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Mildred Benson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Mildred Benson Died at 97 (1905-2002) - Unpublished work: The Runaway Sea Lion

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Philip K. Dick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Philip K. Dick Died at 54 (1928-1982) - Unpublished work: A Time for George Stavros and Nicholas and the Higs

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Ray Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Ray Bradbury Died at 92 (1920-2012)

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Richard Brautigan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Richard Brautigan Died at 49 (1935-1984) - Unpublished work: The God of the Martians

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Sholem Aleichem is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Sholem Aleichem Died at 57 (1859-1916) - Unpublished work: Mottel the Cantor's son

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Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Stephen King age 70 - Unpublished work: The Aftermath and The House on Value Street

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Taylor Swift age 28

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Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Theodore Roosevelt Died at 61 (1858-1919) - Unpublished work: The Winning of the West

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Thomas Hardy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Thomas Hardy Died at 88 (1840-1928) - Unpublished work: The Poor Man and the Lady

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V. T. Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
V. T. Hamlin Died at 93 (1900-1993) - Unpublished work: The Devil's Daughter, The Man Who Walked with Dinosaurs and Four Rivers

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William Styron is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
William Styron Died at 81 (1925-2006) - Unpublished work: The Way of the Warrior

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Yvette Vickers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Yvette Vickers Died at 82 (1928-2010) - Unpublished work: Autobiography