Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook

Binding: Softcover
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ISBN: 9780452295735
Publisher: Plume Books
Language: English
Page Count: 288
Size: 9.29" l x 6.93" w x 0.63"
Series: N/A

When humorist Sarah Schmelling transformed Hamlet into a Facebook news feed, it launched the next big humor trend - Facebook lit. This hilarious book is the first to bring more than fifty authors and stories from classic literature back to life and online. Schmelling uses the conventions of social networking - profile pages, status updates, news feeds, and applications - to retell everything from The Odyssey to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Lolita. At last, your favorite characters and authors from classic literature have caved to the pressure and joined a social network. William Shakespeare, with a little help from author Sarah Schmelling, recruits everyone from Jane Austen to Oedipus Rex to James Joyce to his online book club group. Of course, mayhem soon ensues: Mark Twain infiltrates Oscar Wilde's profile page and challenges him to a "quip off." Jane Eyre listens to "Hard Knock Life" on repeat. Hamlet becomes a fan of Daggers. Dracula wonders why this "Edward" and "Bella" are people he may know. A loving spoof of the most-trafficked social networking website in the world and a playful game of literary who's who, Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float will have book lovers and Facebook addicts alike twittering with joy.

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