Monday, March 06, 2006

To Cuddle A Mockingbird

From The Times, 3 March 2006
By Ben MacIntyre

With the recent revelation that most readers prefer the tragic endings, McIntyre rewrites great literature to pump in popular sentiments.

For Pride and Prejudice:
Pride and Prejudice could be rendered less saccharine by introducing the scene where Darcy explains to Elizabeth that it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune still in want of a wife is obviously gay, so he is moving to Tangiers to live with Wickham.

My personal favourite:
Godot finally turns up.

Full article here.

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