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List of Famous Unpublished Books

Walter Graves
Updated December 26, 2017 3.8k views 49 items
A list of famous unpublished books, listed by author.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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 56 (1889-1945) from Braunau am Inn, Austria
Unpublished work: Zweites Buch
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Allen Appel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Age 74 from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Unpublished work: Sea of Time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Amy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books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Unpublished work: The Martian Experiment and Amazon Fever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Artie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 94 (1910-2004) from New York City, New York, United States of America
Unpublished work: The Education of Albie Snow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Barry Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 27 (1951-1978) from San Jose, California, United States of America
Unpublished work: Unsung Heroes of the Horrors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C. P. Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 75 (1905-1980) from Leicester, United Kingdom
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Charles Alverson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Unpublished work: The Word, Caleb and Lost in Austin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Charles Bukowski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 74 (1920-1994) from Andernach, Germany
Unpublished work: The Poet
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Charles Willeford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 69 (1919-1988) from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
Unpublished work: Grimhaven
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Chris Claremont is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Age 68 from London, United Kingdom
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
Age 57 from Pasco, Tri-Cities, Washington, United States of America
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
Dec. at 90 (1916-2006) from Uppsala, Sweden
Unpublished work: The Dominators
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Doodles Weaver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 72 (1911-1983) from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Unpublished work: Golden Spike
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Edgar Allan Poe: The Lig... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Edgar Allan Poe: The Light-House
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Edith Wharton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 75 (1862-1937) from New York City, New York
Unpublished work: Literature
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Evelyn Waugh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 63 (1903-1966) from Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
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
Age 85 from Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Frederik Pohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 94 (1919-2013) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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
Dec. at 86 (1895-1981) from Munich, Germany
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
Dec. at 59 (1893-1952) from Baltimore, Maryland
Unpublished work: Autobiography
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Harold Brodkey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 66 (1930-1996) from Staunton, Illinois
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
Dec. at 83 (1907-1990) from Glace Bay, Canada
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
Dec. at 68 (1937-2005) from Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
Unpublished work: Prince Jellyfish
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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 73 (1933-2006) from Barnwell, South Carolina, United States of America
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
Dec. at 85 (1892-1977) from Annapolis, Maryland
Unpublished work: The cocktail Waitress