6 Famous Literary Forgeries and How They Were Discovered

Literary forgeries have been perpetrated throughout history for all kinds of reasons, the most obvious among them being money. Stockbyte/Getty Images

Just about everyone's glanced over their classmate's shoulder at some point, and perhaps given into the temptation to copy an answer ... or a whole paragraph. And while borrowing another person's words and passing them off as your own is never right, some people have taken that concept to a whole other level of wrong. Here are six of the most famous literary forgeries that make stealing a test answer or two seem like downright innocent behavior.