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Which author was the first to really pull you in and why?

I'm not talking about the first story you liked, I mean the one that made you so hungry for more that you eventually ended up on /lit/

Pic related; A lot of his works are unnecessarily drawn out, but I happened to catch "The White Ship" by happy accident and was so caught up in the beautiful fantasticality of it all that I almost thought I had woken up from the story itself when I was done.
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Letters on England by Voltaire :^)
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>>7608000

depends

> novels

Mishima: Confessions of a Mask. Got it square-on with the conflict of one's disgust when faced with being a fag. I'd know too. Also well written.

> poetry

let's not kid ourselves. Everyone's answer is Yeats/Eliot/Shakespeare
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>>7608048
> poetry
Nelligan tbqh.
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Nabokov, for prose. Coleridge for poetry. The first still stands while the latter has faded.
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dan brown. art, history, and conspiracy theories all rolled into one, it was everything the middle school version of myself could have asked for. after reading through a handful of his novels i got tired of how formulaic they were and moved on, but he's what initiated my interest in literature.
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>>7608000
Dumas. I was in jail, and I was alone. When I came away from it, my understanding of the depth of literature changed forever.
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>>7608048
Confessions of a mask made me finally realize how not gay I was.
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>>7608000
The trial of Kafka.
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