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Essay on Newfound Popularity of Books From the 1900's

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How many books were published from 1920 to 1959? 792 and that’s only the bestsellers. Four of the books published within this time frame weren’t bestsellers, but they are some of the most famous books of the 20th century. Those books are The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Winnie–The–Pooh, and Mein Kampf. But why weren’t they bestsellers if so loved now? Many critics say that The Lord of The Rings set the standard for all epic fantasy books written since it was published. This marvelous trilogy was published in 1954, after J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of this fantastic series, took 10 years to write it. Yet, Tolkien never expected his books to be such a success worldwide, even though the book her wrote right before, The Hobbit, was a major…show more content…
Christopher named the bear Edward Bear, and while he loved him very much, he also fell in love with a real American Black Bear that he often visited, and even went in the cage with, at the London Zoo. It wasn’t until 5 years after Christopher received Edward bear that the book Winnie-The-Pooh was published, the official date being October 14th, 1926. Nearly 2 years after the publication of Winnie-The-Pooh a second collection of Pooh Bears stories were published, introducing the world renowned Tigger in The House at Pooh Corner. While A. A. Milne hand-wrote the entire manuscript for BOTH books, it was Ernest H. Shepard who shaped the famous look by his illustrations of both Winnie-The-Pooh books. Shepard was a devoted man, which showed when he traveled to the Hundred Acre Wood, or the real version located in Ashdown Forest near Hartfield in East Sussex, or London. Now you can see both the Disney-styled Pooh and the “Classic Pooh” stuffed animals and see how they are different. Speaking of different, Mein Kampf is no normal book. It was written by Adolf Hitler whilst pacing in a jail cell in 1923- 1924 and later in an inn at Berchtesgaden. The book was dictated to Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s deputy leader in the Nazi party, and originally titled by Hitler, “Four and a Half Years of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity, and Cowardice,” but his Nazi publisher shortened it to Mein Kampf, or my
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