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Ophelia Joined The Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs On To Facebook (2009)

by Sarah Schmelling(Favorite Author)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 5
0452295734 (ISBN13: 9780452295735)
review 1: This is such a fantastic book, I had a great time reading it! It's absolutely hilarious and although I loved every section of the book my all-time favourites have to be Oscar Wilde's and James Joyce's profiles. Here's a small excerpt from Oscar Wilde's which I find irresistible:Oscar Wilde thinks we live in a age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.Oscar Wilde: Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.William Shakespeare: Oscar, you're going to hurt yourself quipping. Also, you'll never win in a quip-off against me. We know what we are, but not what we may be. Neither a borrower nor a lender be. Frailty, t... morehy name is woman!Mark Twain: The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco.William Shakespeare: Har har.Oscar Wilde: Who would even care about that quip unless they were in San Francisco?Ernest Hemingway: How do you fellows find the time to quip so often? No one ever quotes my quips?Charles Dickens: They do have bad writing contests in your honour, however, as well as those look-alike contests. No one does that for me.Ernest Hemingway: You get built-in publicity every damn Christmas!Charles Dickens: True.Dorothy Parker: I hear you're quipping over here? I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.Oscar Wilde: Can you all take this somewhere else? This is my page. My quips.William Shakespeare: SureCharles Dickens: Of course.Dorothy Parker: Certainly.Ernest Hemingway: Damn right.Mark Twain: Okeydoke.I also loved the smack talk when authors play Scabulific together! "Faulkner: Muchsias grapcias my sautril little meise. Hemingway: I hate you." Hilarious I tell you:)
review 2: Funny way to modernize literature ala Facebook and Twitter update style. It should have had more separate sections to go over fully the other Shakespeare comedies instead of intertwining them (just my opinion). Also it would have nice to have some of the updates on Wilde stories, like Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest. And more profile information on Shakespeare, Shelley, Dickens, etc. In conclusion, literary buffs will find it a carefree way to look at the classics updated. less
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What if your favorite characters had Facebookpages? This book is so much fun!
This is a brilliant book. A must read. Very funny.
Don't start reading this one in public
Found this quite humorous!
Funny! Ha!
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