The anonymous unauthorised contemporary sequel to Don Quixote; the inflammatory lost memoirs of Lord Byron; the library buried for a thousand years; and the strange fate of the Tin Woodman’s human body parts.
In 1614 an anonymous author wrote a sequel to Part 1 of Don Quixote, the first modern novel. This poor fanfic forced Cervantes to continue the story himself.
Lord Byron, the bad boy of Romantic literature, left behind an inflammatory memoir. But within a month of his death, the memoir was gone.
In 1900 CE China, a monk discovered a hidden trove of ancient manuscripts – written in more than a dozen languages – that had been buried and forgotten for a thousand years.
In a sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Tin Woodman discovered a human reconstructed out of his discarded body parts.
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