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Talented people often have these or those strangenesses. And writers to that not exceptions. At school at lessons of the Russian literature all only told us about these "bright minds" the best. Whether but on the business everything was as we about it were told by teachers? There are several famous writers from whose biography, to put it mildly, it becomes feel ill at ease. There are 9 strangest famous people.
The great British writer George Byron all life limped and has been inclined to completeness and, despite it, was very loveful. As spoke, living in Venice, within one year he has made happy 250 women. In addition, he had an unusual collection: he collected pubic hair of the mistresses and stored them in separate envelopes, on each of which the name of the owner of hair has been written. Also there are versions that besides women he was fond also of young boys. Well, and he very much loved animals, but not in that sense any more, just he is liked by them to admire, and houses he had the whole menagerie. George Byron very much cared for that his skin had a white shade as at the time of his life this sign spoke about belonging of the personality to aristocratic and intelligent society. For acquisition of a whitish shade of skin Byron deliberately poisoned the organism with acetic solution to cause diarrhea. It is known that at poisoning to the person it becomes bad and he turns pale. This purpose was also pursued by Byron. Perhaps, it has also served that Byron has died.
It was claimed that he hunted in possession of sir Thomas of Lucie without his permission. What has roused to illegal hunting of the great poet it is unknown. Perhaps, banal need. And Shakespeare was born and has died in the same day: On April 23 with a difference in 52 years.
Charles Dickens, the author of the work "Oliver Twist's Adventures", and other great works very much liked to visit a morgue in time, free from writing. Also say that he very much was fond of hypnosis. And it is known of Dickens and Hans Christiaan Andersen's unusual meeting. 2 great writers have got acquainted in 1847, and have come to full delight from each other. Dickens has invited Andersen on a visit, but that has for some reason used the invitation only in ten years. He hasn't considered that a lot of things have already changed for these years at his friend, he had had a family. Dickens's children began to obsmeivat unsociable and oddish Andersen. And when the guest has left, Dickens left record in his room: "Hans Christiaan Andersen spent the night in this room of 5 weeks which have seemed years for our family".
The beginning of the career of the outstanding writer from America O. Henry fell on that time when he has been imprisoned. It has occurred because he was convicted of criminal offense – waste and put. In prison of time there was too much, and with O. Henry's boredom I began to write, well, and the result is known to us. Henry, perhaps, the most famous writer of America at the moment.
The tremendous American writer Ernest Hemingway hasn't been deprived of strangenesses too. He in panic was afraid to act on public, and throughout all life complained to the friends that he is watched by FBI, and his house is stuffed with bugs for wiretap. But when some state archives have been opened, it has become clear that his suspicions haven't been deprived of the bases. During a certain period of intelligence agency of the USA really kept shadowing him. They say that Hemingway had alcoholism. He has endured 5 wars, 4 automobile and 2 air plane crashes, and he has died, having shot oneself from a gun after long-term treatment in lunatic asylum.
Oscar Wilde, the author of the sensational novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" in the childhood were often dressed up the girl. It is unknown whether it has influenced his orientation, but later he became a homosexual for what has been judged under laws of the Victorian England and is sentenced to imprisonment.
In time of writing of the works Victor didn't put on himself clothes only for one reason: he didn't have her. All the matter is that Hugo approached the work very responsibly. And for this reason didn't leave the house until finishes the next literary work. And to avoid temptation to come for walk, he appealed to the servants to hide from him all clothes which are available in the house.
Many to be afraid of the dark, and Edgar Alan Poe to that not an exception. Can fall asleep at a daylight not everyone, and here the writer managed it, in the dark he couldn't sleep as he awfully was afraid of her. He started on the journey only on daylight, and he avoided actions on which the light was turned off during representation. The fear of the writer to darkness was so big.
The ingenious French writer has written the most part of the works in night-time as the muse visited him only in darkness. In the afternoon Balzac preferred to sleep not to be irritable from a daylight, and worked on the works at night.