Texts From Jane Eyre

Texts From Jane Eyre

And Other Conversations With your Favorite Literary Characters

Book - 2014
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781627791830
Branch Call Number: 818.60208 ORTBERG
Characteristics: x, 226 pages ; 21 cm


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ArapahoeKati Mar 15, 2018

Ever wonder what your favorite characters would say to each other if they were texting? Mallory Ortberg imagines the classics in an entirely new light.

ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

Modern retellings of classics told over text message

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Mar 30, 2019

This book was hilarious, okay not really a book, but a great page turner. The catch though is that you have to have read the books highlighted or the exchanges between characters will be missed or misunderstood. However, you could easily just read the ones of the books you have read. This book is a purely imaginative interpretation of the characters and what their own texts would be like. I would gladly go back and read this again when I have read more books featured. Jane Eyre, Hamlet, and the Babysitters Club are all featured. Would make a great gift for that book worm in your life.

ArapahoeLaura Feb 07, 2018

Modern retellings of classics told over text message

Jan 15, 2018

Amusing read. One should be well versed though with literary characters in order to "get it".

LPL_KimberlyL Jun 25, 2017

This book made me literally cry with laughter! The jokes are clever and perfectly executed, though you may not get them all if you're not familiar with the source material. Some references went over my head, but it was still humorous enough that I laughed anyways. I thoroughly enjoyed this and I highly recommend!

Jun 17, 2017

Lol funny! If you haven't read all the books parodied you won't get the humor.

PimaLib_JessicaP Feb 01, 2016

This is the kind of book I plan to leave on my coffee table so that I can pick it up and turn to a random page when I'm having a bad day. So much fun.

Oct 16, 2015

A very fun read! Engaging for lots of different people. We did dramatic performances of the texts at our house and had a lot of fun.

athompson10 Sep 24, 2015

Sharp and funny.

Sep 05, 2015

A bit of a stunt book, but well done. Ideal for a car drive or waiting at the doctor's office.

Jun 23, 2015

Texts from Jane Eyre is a chuckle-inducing collection of imaginary conversations between both fictional characters, and authors (to their fictional friends). As literary humor goes, it's on the nose, poking fun at everything from Hamlet's sullenness to Poe's crush on his cousin. It's not crass, but it also spares no prisoners. Some I found more funny than others, but overall this was great for a laugh. I recommend it for English majors the world over (as well as Lit professors/teachers, librarians, etc.)

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