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Texts from Jane Eyre

And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters

by Mallory Ortberg

Hardcover, 226 pages, Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $23 |

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Texts from Jane Eyre
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And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters
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Mallory Ortberg

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A whimsical collection of text conversations in the styles of favorite literary characters imagines what Scarlett O'Hara might say to tempt Ashley away from Melanie, Mr. Rochester's passionate all-cap missives to Jane Eyre and Daisy Buchanan's orders while driving.

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In Mallory Ortberg's modern retelling of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, Miss Havisham texts wedding dress photos from a blocked number. Madeline Gobbo/Courtesy of Henry Holt & Company hide caption

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If Literature's Great Characters Could Text, They'd Charm Your Pantalets Off

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