These Spine-Chilling Facts About 8 Famous Writers Will Shake You To The Core

Reading books is one of the best habits that we can inculcate in ourselves as they are a great medium of getting entertained; increasing our knowledge and it also ensures proper utilization of our time. Good writers can be called as magicians who did magic with words and engross their readers in their books to such an extent that a reader can actually visualize whatever is written in the book.

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If you love to read books then you must have your own list of favorite writers but do you know how these writers in real-life are. Today we will tell you some shocking facts about some of the famous writers of the world:

1Elizabeth Barrett Browning – She used to take drugs

Elizabeth was a very famous English poet who lived during the Victorian era and her popularity was not just limited to England, she was quite famous in USA as well. Her parents had 12 children and she was the eldest one but unlike her siblings she liked to spend time reading; however she also liked to ride pony and go for picnics with family.

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Why did she take drugs?

At the age of 15, she suffered from an illness which the doctors were not even able to diagnose. She suffered with severe headache and spinal pain because of which she was not even able to move. It is also being said that the spinal pain was because of an injury that happened due to an accident while riding or while putting a saddle on the horse but there is no evidence to confirm it. In order to deal with this pain, she used to take laudanum which is made using opium.

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2Arthur Conan Doyle – a believer of supernatural and fairies

He is the man behind the creation of world’s most famous detective character, Sherlock Holmes and he has written more than 50 stories of Sherlock Holmes which are still read with passion by the lovers of crime fiction. Arthur was a physician originally but his love for writing made him write science fiction, fantasy, poetry, plays, etc., other than crime fiction.

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What made him obsessed with supernatural?

Arthur become obsessed with supernatural after the death of his son and brother due to influenza after they returned from World War I, he wanted to contact them so he started meeting psychics. Arthur also believed that fairies are real and while writing a book on fairies, he come across photographs in which some girls were seen dancing with fairies. Arthur supported the existence of fairies which made people say that he has lost in mind. Few years later, the photographer accepted that the photos were fake.

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