Which forlorn figure from long ago would be astonished at how popular he or she has become?
says ChuckTom on Mar 29th 17 (#807316)
Van Gogh is a good choice.
How about Herman Melville?
says PhilboydStudge on Mar 29th 17 (#2533605)
Van Gogh was easy, I admit. What about Melville? Was he a relative unknown in his time?
says ChuckTom on Mar 29th 17 (#2533608)
I only know what I just read about Melville in wikipedia.
According to what I read..
Moby-**** was another commercial failure, published to mixed reviews.
Melville's death from cardiovascular disease in 1891 subdued a reviving interest in his work. The 1919 centennial of his birth became the starting point of the "Melville Revival". Critics discovered his work, scholars explored his life, his major novels and stories have become world classics, and his poetry has gradually attracted respect.
says PhilboydStudge on Mar 29th 17 (#2533610)
says StarzAbove on Mar 29th 17 (#2533638)
says Carla on Mar 30th 17 (#2533670)
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says dd_ixon18 on Mar 30th 17 (#2533688)
That was going to be my answer.
says JanHaskell on Mar 30th 17 (#2533724)
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says ZonkeyBalls on Mar 30th 17 (#2533818)
Anne Frank...I imagine she'd be surprised to find out that her family's time spent hiding from Nazis in a secret annex behind a bookshelf had been adapted into a Broadway musical.
says ProdigalSon on Mar 30th 17 (#2533819)
Very true! I'm sure she never dreamed that her little journal would bring her into the hearts of generations of people all over the world.
says JanHaskell on Mar 30th 17 (#2533895)
What a spirit she had.
says ChuckTom on Mar 30th 17 (#2534137)