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A series of lost manuscripts:

Thomas Carlyle: The French Revolution

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: His First Novel (lost)

Ivan Grozny (better known as “The Terrible”: The Tsar Book (not actually lost, turns out)

Ernest Hemingway: All his early writings

Franz Kafka: Max Brod’s suitcase

Jack Kerouac: The ending of On The Road

Philip Larkin: A notebook

TE Lawrence: The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Harper Lee: Her first attempt to kill a mockingbird

Herman: The missing pages of the world’s largest medieval manuscript

Malcolm Lowry: In Ballast to the White Sea (not Ultramarine)

Thomas Nickerson: The Loss of the Ship “Essex” Sunk by a Whale and the Ordeal of the Crew in Open Boats

Sylvia Plath: A second novel?

Miss Prism: An untitled three-volume novel (of more than usually revolting sentimentality)

Theodore Reinking: From the Danes to the world on the treachery of the Swedes

Bernhard Riemann: A potential proof of his own hypothesis

Olaus Rudbeck: Atlantica

WC Sellar and RJ Yeatman: 1066 and All That in the back of a taxi

Dr Seuss: What Pet Should I Get?

Robert Louis Stevenson: The first draft of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Jim Theis: Page 49 of The Eye of Argon

Dylan Thomas: Under Milk Wood

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