Famous for the Wrong Book?

by Charlotte Reads Classics

Guardian: Famous for the wrong book: There’s a big difference between an author’s best-known work, and their best


Another (albeit thoughtful & constructive) quibbling on about books. I tend to agree that the most famous isn’t always the best, but the fact that one book does go on to the be the most widely known and read has to say something for its excellence, yes?

Anyway, it all just made me think of this:

E.M. Forster, in remembering Woolf after her death “pronounced [The Waves] ‘her greatest book’,” but added, ‘though To the Lighthouse is my favorite.’”