Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History Of Wayward Authors

Paperback | February 5, 2013

byAndrew Shaffer

not yet rated|write a review

Andrew Shaffer's Literary Rogues is an unflinching look at the bad behavior of some of our most beloved authors, from Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe, to Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, to Hunter S. Thompson and Bret Easton Ellis.

Literary Rogues is a wildly funny and illuminating history and analysis of the bad boys and girls of lit, from the author of Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

Part nostalgia, part serious history of Western literary movements, Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors is a raucous celebration of oft-vilified writers and their work, brimming with interviews, research, and personality.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.50

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Andrew Shaffer's Literary Rogues is an unflinching look at the bad behavior of some of our most beloved authors, from Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe, to Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, to Hunter S. Thompson and Bret Easton Ellis.Literary Rogues is a wildly funny and illuminating history and analysis of the bad boys and girls...

From the Jacket

A Wildly Funny and Shockingly True Compendium of the Bad Boys (and Girls) of Western LiteratureRock stars, rappers, and actors haven't always had a monopoly on misbehaving. There was a time when authors fought with both words and fists, a time when poets were the ones living fast and dying young. This witty, insightful, and wildly ente...

Andrew Shaffer is the author ofGreat Philosophers Who Failed at Loveand, under the pen name Fanny Merkin,Fifty Shames of Earl Grey. His writing has appeared in such diverse publications asMental FlossandMaxim. An Iowa native, Shaffer lives in Lexington, Kentucky, a magical land of horses and bourbon.

other books by Andrew Shaffer

Ghosts From Our Past: Both Literally And Figuratively: The Study Of The Paranormal
Ghosts From Our Past: Both Literally And Figuratively: ...

Paperback|Jun 28 2016

$17.89 online$20.00list price(save 10%)
How To Survive A Sharknado And Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters And Mother…
How To Survive A Sharknado And Other Unnatural Disaster...

Paperback|Jul 8 2014

$17.95 online$17.99list price
The Day Of The Donald: Trump Trumps America
The Day Of The Donald: Trump Trumps America

Paperback|Jul 8 2016

$19.51 online$21.95list price(save 11%)
see all books by Andrew Shaffer
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:February 5, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062077287

ISBN - 13:9780062077288

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History Of Wayward Authors

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“Brilliantly chronicles both the excesses and triumphs of some of the most talented and notorious of them all. . . . A relevant examination of the creative personality.”