Top 10 Unpublished Books by Notable Authors

 

The world has produced majestic writers and creators in the past and more so when it comes to curation of words and the drafting of experiences on paper. They say that writers are the mirror of society. But there are quite a few celebrated authors who wrote groundbreaking books but they were never published and brought into the public domain. So a few connoisseurs chose to delve deeper and look for the manuscripts of these works so they could end up online and reach a wide variety of readers hooked on to the internet. Sometimes it was the controversial nature of the books, sometimes the backlash that followed, sometimes, the scripts were actually lost. As the contemporaries reeled under the lack of resources and medium to propagate their literary genius, the internet revolution made it possible to publish these unpublished works and today we have most of these books available online so one can enjoy the books by these notable and celebrated authors and their literary prowess can be relished across varied geographical borders. Here we provide you a domain of the top 10 famous unpublished books written by notable authors. Check our list out for your favourite authors.

 

Adolf Hitler’s Secret Book Zweites Buch

This book is a sequel to Hitler’s maiden work Mein Kampf which was written in 1928 but discouraged from publishing as Mein Kampf was poorly received at that time. It was found by an American officer and was subsequently published in the States in 1962 by the name Adolf Hitler’s Secret Book. It was republished as Hitler’s Second Book in Germany in the year 2003. Zweites Buch highlights the foreign policy of Hitler’s reign and his opinion on different nations in the world. One will find a stark contrast in Hitler’s outlook about the United States in this book if we compared it to Mein Kampf. While Mein Kampf mentioned the US as a degenerate nation with faulty values and administration on the verge of decline, Zweites Buch highlights the US as a superior state with better immigration policies, eugenics and the like.

Read it For:
This book is meant for students and researchers wanting to delve deeper into Hitler’s political ideology and foreign policy at that time.
Don't Read it For:
If Nazi movement offends you, and the fascist regimes have impacted you personally, you should avoid this book as it is full of racial disdain.
What makes this book stand out?:
Zweites Buch provides a crisp detail into the minds of the biggest dictators of the world and also sheds light on the evolution of Hitler’s foreign policy and Germany’s relationship with other nations. It is an ideal book for researchers and students.

Sea of Time

This book was submitted to publishers but was rejected. It was republished online in 2012 and revolves around Alex Balfour and his arrival in England in the year 1913 only to end up in the doomed HMS Titanic. He just needs to save the love of his life Molly but the question is, will he be able to do so? Allen Appel is one of the best storytellers in his time. And this novel is a part of the breathtaking style he’s famous for.

Read it For:
The exceptional and gripping storyline and the impeccable writing style of Allen Appel.
Don't Read it For:
This book has too many typos and grammatical errors.
What makes this book stand out?:
The overall enigma centered on this book is due to the fact that it is unpublished and generated quite a buzz which is why it was brought online. Allen’s works are extraordinary and the backdrop and plotline is riveting indeed.

The Word

This novel is one of Alverson’s best works so far. Revolving around a religious backdrop, The Word revolves around Joe Dixon, a petty criminal who lands up in the Folsom prison for a thwarted bank robbery. As he ventures out to leave Folsom, he decides to start afresh and lead a peaceful life by spreading the gospel. He starts a church known as The Word which invites a great deal of followers, mediapersons and the like. But the turn of events leads to something even more fascinating, something even Dixon did not anticipate.

Read it For:
A moving and riveting commentary on religious indoctrination. The protagonist and his disposition are also worth a mention.
Don't Read it For:
this book explores the subject of religion and gospel. So the puritans and devouts better avoid this one.
What makes this book stand out?:
Alverson is a celebrated author. His exemplary writing skills and gripping and riveting storyline is appreciated by readers all over the world. The Word only magnifies his prowess and many readers have actually read more of his works after reading The Word.

The Martian Chronicles

This book is a series of tales following the first mission to Mars from Ohio. A science fiction, it is a detailed account of various civilizations, social revolution, disease outbreaks and more on Mars. This book consists of various unpublished accounts including The Disease, describing the outbreak of black fever on the planet, They all Had Grandfathers, and The Father and The Wheel staying unpublished till date.

Read it For:
The Disease finds a noteworthy mention as a macabre account of a man and his wife dying from black fever.
Don't Read it For:
this is an extremely sad passage and might be too depressing to read.
What makes this book stand out?:
Ryan Bradbury is the most celebrated science fiction author and many people have grown up reading his works. His exceptional storytelling and attention to detail is exactly what makes this book stand out.
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The Grimhaven Disaster

This book is still unpublished due to its extremely dark plotline. It was penned down by hard boiled crime author Charles Willeford and revolves around a retired Miami Police staff who kills his daughters for the want of solitude and an escape from financial and personal invasion. It describes in explicit detail how his wife left his daughters in his care, how it became difficult for him to live with them and how eventually after a heated argument he kills them and freezes their body only to travel to California and be sentenced to a death row.

Read it For:
If crime novels are your thing, go for it!
Don't Read it For:
if macabre and dark fiction freaks you out, skip this one.
What makes this book stand out?:
The controversial and dark content fills the reader with intrigue. This is hard core crime fiction.

Caleb

Published only until recently, Caleb is a historical novel exploring the different sides of a master slave relationship in Boston, in the 1800s. The book is an intricate account of the shades of the master’s camaraderie with his slave and the slave’s quest for freedom with the Civil War as the backdrop.

Read it For:
this book is an interesting account of the slavery in Old South during the 80s.
Don't Read it For:
this book may make you cry. Many readers have reviewed the plot as too moving.
What makes this book stand out?:
A well spun characterization and a heart rending storyline.

The Dominators

This is an unpublished manuscript which was supposed to form the 28th novel for the Matt Helm Series based on detective encounters and cases written by famous novelist Donald Hamilton. The novels from his series were also adopted into movies with the lead character portrayed comically by Dean Martin. Hamilton was in the process of revising the manuscript in early 2000 after completing it but he died in 2006 without completing it.

Read it For:
a delightful read for detective encounters and mysteries.
Don't Read it For:
if your genre is darker, avoid this one.
What makes this book stand out?:
The exceptional and gripping storyline as well as Hamilton’s exceptional storytelling and characterization.

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