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.

4. James Frey


James Frey's name became notorious in 2006 when "A Million Little Pieces," which Frey had previously stated was a memoir of his drug and alcohol addiction and had become a bestseller, was discovered by the Smoking Gun to be partially fictional. The controversy led to a memorable episode of Oprah Winfrey's show in which the talk show host confronted Frey about the charges being made against his memoir. Winfrey had previously picked the book as a selection for her popular book club.

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