Texts from Jane Eyre

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Texts from Jane Eyre

And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters

By Mallory Ortberg

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9781627791830, 226pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2014

Description


Hilariously imagined text conversations the passive aggressive, the clever, and the strange from classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O'Hara to Jessica Wakefield
Mallory Ortberg, the co-creator of the cult-favorite website "The Toast," presents this whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters. Everyone knows that if Scarlett O'Hara had an unlimited text-and-data plan, she'd constantly try to tempt Ashley away from Melanie with suggestive messages. If Mr. Rochester could text Jane Eyre, his ardent missives would obviously be in all-caps. And Daisy Buchanan would not only text while driving, she'd text you to pick her up after she totaled her car. Based on the popular web-feature, "Texts from Jane Eyre" is a witty, irreverent mashup that brings the characters from your favorite books into the twenty-first century.



About the Author
Mallory Ortberg is the co-creator of "The Toast," a general-interest website geared toward women. She has written for "Gawker," "New York Magazine," "The Hairpin," and "The Atlantic." She lives in the Bay Area.


NPR
Monday, Nov 10, 2014

Texts from Jane Eyre imagines a Mr. Rochester who worries over his "attic wife" and a super flirty Scarlett O'Hara: "did you know that pantalets are out this year[?] that's why I'm not wearing any :)" More at NPR.org

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