10 Acclaimed Authors Who Wrote Only One Novel

One-hit wonders aren't restricted to music. Some giants of literature wrote only one novel, and you can view a list of them at the link. Among them is Anna Sewell, who wrote Black Beauty:

Sewell didn’t start off her life intending to be a novelist. Indeed, she didn’t begin writing Black Beauty until she was 51 years old, motivated by the need to create a work that encouraged people to treat horses (and humans) humanely, and it took her six years to complete it. Upon publication it was an immediate bestseller, rocketing Sewell into success. Unfortunately, she would not live to enjoy but a little of it as she died from hepatitis five months after her book was released.


What novels on the list have you read?

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The eleventh novel in this list could be 'All About H. Hatterr', by G.V.Desani. This hilarious novel, set in India. was called "a modern classic" by T.S.Eliot.
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Esther Greenwood actually didn't actually commit suicide in The Bell Jar. She attempted it, but was unsuccessful. Really, it was not a fate she shared with Plath.
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John Kennedy Toole had one other book, written when he was 16, called The Neon Bible and published posthumously.

Sorry, I'm a lit geek.
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