Top Ten of Famous Unfinished Novels

1. Billy Budd by Herman Melville, left unfinished at his death in 1891, discovered in manuscript form among the author’s papers in 1919 and not published until 1924. 2. Answered Prayers by Truman Capote, published posthumously. 3. Bouvard et Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert, published posthumously in 1881. 4. The Castle by Franz Kafka, published posthumously. 5. The Love of The Last Tycoon: A Western by F. Scott Fitzgerald, compiled and published posthumously. 6. The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil. 7. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinism by the Marquis de Sade, written in 1785. 8. The Original of Laura by Vladimir Nabokov, published posthumously in 2009. 9. The Owl in Daylight by Philip K. Dick, never published nor finished. 10. Lucien Leuwen by Stendhal, published posthumously in 1894.

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