Famous literary rejections

*     Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

*     Watership Down, Richard Adams

*     Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

*     Crash, J G Ballard

*     Lorna Doone, R D Blackmore 

*     The Diary of Anne Frank
*     Lord of the Flies, William Golding
*     The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
*     Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
*     Catch-22, Joseph Heller 

*     Dune, Frank Herbert

*     Dubliners, James Joyce

*     Ulysses, James Joyce

*     Carrie, Stephen King

*     Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D H Lawrence 

*     The Rainbow, D H Lawrence
*     The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, John le Carré
*     Life of Pi, Yann Martel
*     Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
*     Anne of Green Gables, L M Montgomery
*     Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov 

*     Animal Farm, George Orwell

*     The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand

*     The Catcher in the Rye, J D Salinger

*     Lust for Life, Irving Stone

*     A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole

*     The War of the Worlds, H G Wells

1 thought on “Famous literary rejections

  1. Gail Dendy

    RE non-literary rejections, how aboutThe Beatles, or, for that matter, Fred Astaire?

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