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Check out How Old Your Favorite Authors Were When They Wrote These Classics

So young... :(

When someone younger than you achieves something great, it’s kind of irritating. Young people are nice and all, but, also, just stop it, young people. Just stop making others feel inadequate.

 

Hopefully this list of writers and their ages won’t make you feel too bad. As surprisingly young as some writers were when they wrote their most famous work, the ages really do vary. Let this be a source of both bitterness and inspiration. It’s never too late to start!

 

S. E. Hinton, The Outsiders - 18 years old

 

Christopher Paolini, Eragon - 18 years old

 

Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero - 21 years old

 

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein - 21 years old

 

Helen Keller, The Story of My Life - 22 years old

 

Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock - 24 years old

 

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises - 27 years old

 

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - 28 years old

 

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights - 28 years old

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby - 29 years old

 

Jack Kerouac, On the Road - 29 years old

 

Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar - 30 years old

 

via GIPHY

 

J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - 32 years old

 

J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye - 32 years old

 

Herman Melville, Moby Dick - 32 years old

 

Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - 41 years old

 

A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh - 44 years old

 

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games - 46 years old

 

Bram Stoker, Dracula - 50 years old

 

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged - 52 years old

 

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita - 56 years old

 

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables - 60 years old

 

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