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Monthly Archives — February 2010

Blame Jane

In Helen Fielding’s cheeky take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, she had her heroine, one Bridget Jones, deliver a play on, arguably, Austen’s greatest opening line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.” (A link to the original line for […]

Book News Round-Up

Happy Valentine’s Day, bookworms! My gift to you? Book news! (You’re welcome.) Earlier this week, the British Library announced that it will make approximately 65,000 works of 19th-century literature, many of them first editions, available as e-books. Even better, the e-books will be free. That’s right – f-r-e-e, my favorite four-letter word. Works from Dickens, […]

Even More Great Literary Lovers

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air. Last year, I commemorated Valentine’s Day on this blog by celebrating some of the greatest lovers in literary history. This year, I’m back for round two, with even more of literature’s most memorable lovers, from some of the greatest stories in history. […]