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From Mally Ortberg, cocreator of the cult-favorite Web site The Toast, comes this whimsical collection of hilarious imagined text conversations from classic and modern literary figures.

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Mallory Ortberg, cocreator of the cult-favorite Web site 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 mash-up that brings the characters from your favorite books into the twenty-first century.

"The dramatic quality makes this small treasury quite enjoyable." ---Booklist Audio Review

"For literati who like their fiction tongue in cheek, this one will have you [rolling on the floor laughing]." ---AudioFile

"This is the best kind of English-major humor. There's not a weak point in the book; it's terrific, snicker-inducing fun throughout." ---Library Journal Starred Review

"Humorist Ortberg offers a side-splitting take on famous literary characters from Gilgamesh to Hermione Granger by peeking into their imagined text messages, replete with emoticons, misspellings, and irregular punctuation." ---Publishers Weekly

"Narrators Amy Landon and Zach Villa handle the range of accents and time periods very well, as well as the variety of self-absorbed characters they are called upon to play." ---Library Journal Audio Review
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Texts from Jane Eyre

And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters

Author Mallory Ortberg

Narrated by Zach Villa, Amy Landon

Publication date Jan 21, 2015

Running time 2 hrs 22 min

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