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These Women Did All the Work for Their Author Husbands

Remember War and Peace and This Side of Paradise? What about authors like Fyodor Dostoyevsky and T.S. Eliot? What all of these books and writers have in common is the women behind the scenes who helped bring them to fruition. 

The #ThanksforTyping hashtag was started on Twitter by University of Virginia English professor and novelist, Bruce Holsinger. While doing research, he and some colleagues had discussed how often he read transcripts of male authors thanking their wives for helping them. Holsinger then took to Twitter to reveal some of these instances and everyone was shocked by the work that the women had contributed. 

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Suddenly, the hashtag became a trending topic and everyone started to tweet transcripts from authors thanking their wives.

1) Leo Tolstoy

 

2) Henry Gauthier-Villars 

 

3) John Stuart Mill 

 

4) F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Zelda Fitzgerald announced after the publication of This Side of Paradise:  

I recognize a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage, and also scraps of letters which, though considerably edited, sound to me vaguely familiar. In fact, Mr. Fitzgerald—I believe that is how he spells his name—seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.

Check out more revelations from Holsinger at Buzzfeed and at the hashtag, #ThanksforTyping. 

 

 

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