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Fiction List of Famous Unpublished Books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A list of famous unpublished books, listed by author.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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 56 (1889-1945) - Unpublished work: Zweites Buch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Allen Appel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
age 73 - Unpublished work: Sea of Time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Amy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Amy Bishop Unpublished work: The Martian Experiment and Amazon Fever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Artie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 94 (1910-2004) - Unpublished work: The Education of Albie Snow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Barry Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 27 (1951-1978) - Unpublished work: Unsung Heroes of the Horrors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C. P. Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. at 75 (1905-1980)

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Charles Alverson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
age 82 - Unpublished work: The Word, Caleb and Lost in Austin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Charles Bukowski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Died at 74 (1920-1994) - Unpublished work: The Poet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Charles Willeford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. 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
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
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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

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Edith Wharton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
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
Dec. at 60 (1920-1980) - Unpublished work: Scattered Shadows

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Jonathan Lethem is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 59 (1944-2003)

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Kurt Vonnegut is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. 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
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

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Louise Brooks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. 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
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
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 92 (1920-2012)

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Richard Brautigan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
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
age 28

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Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Unpublished Books
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 82 (1928-2010) - Unpublished work: Autobiography