5 famous plagiarism and fraud accusations in the book world

As the author of a novel about Edgar Allan Poe's wife faces controversy, here are five plagiarism and fraud cases that shook the literary community.

3. Doris Kearns Goodwin

Also in 2002, opinion magazine The Weekly-Standard accused Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin of taking passages from her book "The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" from works by other authors. Goodwin said in a statement that she had settled with one of the writers, Lynne McTaggart, before the news broke. Similar accusations arose concerning her book "No Ordinary Time."

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