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Texts from Jane Eyre: And other conversations with your favourite literary characters

Daniel Mallory Ortberg

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Prose: non-fiction, Humour

What if the greatest characters in literary history all carried around smartphones and typed out messages to each other? From the passive-aggressive to the clever, the strange, and the downright inappropriate, magnificent Mallory Ortberg gets to grips with the literary assholes we love to hate.

Mallory Ortberg presents...

TEXTS FROM JANE EYRE is a whimsical collection of sharp, satirical and side-splittingly funny text message conversations from your favourite literary characters. Of course if Scarlett O'Hara had an unlimited data plan, she'd be sexting Ashley Wilkes at all hours; and if Mr Rochester could text Jane Eyre, his ARDENT MISSIVES would be in ALL-CAPS; and Daisy Buchanan would text you from behind the wheel - and then text you to come pick her up after the car crash.

TEXTS FROM JANE EYRE is a witty, original and very clever kind of mashup that brings your favourite authors and literary characters right into the twenty-first century.

Mallory Ortberg is a genius.

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Praise for Texts from Jane Eyre: And other conversations with your favourite literary characters

  • In Texts from Jane Eyre Mallory Ortberg hilariously proves that she understands fictional characters better than they understand themselves. She makes me laugh like no one else.

  • Dear Mallory Ortberg's Publisher: Please send me 27 cases of Texts from Jane Eyre, because I ate it like it was candy coated in crack cocaine, it's the best, and I need to give it to everyone.

  • I'm not sure what's more impressive - the ferocity of Mallory Ortberg's intelligence or the ferocity of her wit. Texts from Jane Eyre is uncanny in its sly humor and still, there is much in these pages that is familiar. Ortberg takes some of the greatest literary characters (and a few lesser ones), and offers us an entirely new and thrilling way of thinking about them and what they might be like in this dazzling digital age.

  • Witty and literate. Smart-ass humor with an emphasis on smart. I'm not sure who I'm more jealous of: Mallory Ortberg for her comic brilliance, or whoever got to sit next to her in high school English.

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Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Daniel Mallory Ortberg is the co-creator of the Toast and the author of the New York Times Bestseller Texts From Jane Eyre.

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