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The 12 Greatest Literary One-Hit Wonders (PHOTOS, POLL)

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Literature is full of prolific authors -- where would we be without Jane Austen and Charles Dickens? But maybe more fascinating are those authors that are remembered for only one book, even if they had written a library's worth of other works. Why are these particular books so enduring? Why do we laud "Jane Eyre" but totally forget about "Villette"? As Robert McCrum observed in The Guardian this weekend, maybe it's better to have one great novel instead of a steady stream of hits. From "The Great Gatsby" to "Black Beauty," check out the literary one-hit wonders below, and let us know what you think of them.

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