Novel Dedications

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Usually, the dedications page of a text is somewhat of a formality – the author thanks their family, or a colleague whose assistance has been invaluable, and the book proceeds with no further ado.

However, I’d like to draw attention in this post to those authors who have used their wit, humour and honesty in order to create dedications that are, quite simply, novel.

I’ve listed a few that I think are worthy of note below. How many do you recognise?


House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

HouseofLeaves

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith E. Hicks

NothingCanPOssiblyGowrong

Ruins by Dan Wells

Ruins

The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell

TheBookshopBook

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

AnansiBoys

The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

TheLandofStories

Just A Girl Standing In Front Of A Boy by Lucy-Anne Holmes

justagirlstandinginfrontofaboy

No Thanks by E. E. Cummings

nothanks

An Introduction To Algebraic Topology by Joseph J. Rotman

algebra

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

thelittleprince

Makbara by Juan Goytisolo

makbara

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

unfortunateevenets


Hope you enjoyed them!

If you know of any other great dedications, feel free to comment and add to the list! 🙂

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