Here we have mentioned 14 times when authors regretted publishing their work.
Renowned author and creator of Hercule Poirot, perhaps the most well known fictional detective in the world, detests the character.
The reason Doyle regrets publishing the books that made him skyrocket to fame is that this fame overshadowed his other books.
Milne maintains that the wonderful and beloved children’s character brought him nothing but ‘empty fame’.
Annie wishes she could withdraw her work from publication because of the audience reaction to it.
Burgess was so disappointed in his own work that he literally wrote a poem asking readers not to read it and suggesting better works.
Stephen King withdrew this book from publication because of the disastrous repercussions it had.
Butler, one of the greatest Black writers the world has seen, dislikes her writing style in this book.
Considered one of the finest classics in English literature, Alcott never wanted to publish this book in the first place.
Powell has gone a step too far with hating his book – he has put up notices on amazon asking people NOT to buy it.
Kurt Vonnegut ranked all his books with letter grades in an essay ‘Palm Beach’ and this particular book was ranked the lowest.
JD Salinger was an excessively private man who did not gel well with fame. Hence when the work he spent a laborious decade on perfecting skyrocketed to fame, he disliked it thoroughly.
He says that even though the technicalities were in place, a crucial life-bringing element was missing and his writer’s instinct told him it wouldn’t work.
Wilde considered the comic drama as the area of literary work he thrived at, and disliked his novel.
In a letter to his lover, he said that he regretted becoming a novelist because he despised fame and its implications.