Friday, February 20, 2009

The 10 best weddings in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best weddings in literature.

One wedding on the list:
Mr Rochester and Jane Eyre

They do get married in the end, of course, but we all remember the wedding that gets interrupted. Jane has got her man to the altar. "Speak now or forever hold your peace!" And Mr Briggs does speak: "I declare the existence of an impediment." Happiness is snatched away.
Read about the other nine weddings on Mullan's list.

The Page 99 Test: Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.

Jane Eyre also made the Guardian's top 10 lists of "outsider books" and "romantic fiction."

--Marshal Zeringue