Texts from Jane Eyre


And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters

by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

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.

Trans author Daniel 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.

Hardcover | 240 pages | Henry Holt and Co.; First edition | 2014

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