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Old 12-04-2005, 07:09 PM
Governor Quinn Governor Quinn is offline
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Strangest Book You Have Ever Found

When I was doing research in my campus library a short time ago, I found a book claiming to be the autobiography of William Shakespeare. This struck me as peculiar, for reasons that are obvious. Curious, I decided to read it.

It turned out to be even stranger when I actually read it. It was quite clear, from both word usage and style, that it owed more to the late 19th century (it was published in 1911) than it did to the late 16th, and its' claims about Shakespeare's life seem to have come more from earlier authors than from the facts.

The final weirdness came when I researched the self-professed editor (and, in my opinion, the author), expecting to find him to be some obscurity.

He turned out to be the founding secretary of the Royal Historical Society.

So, anyone else found any stranger works?


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