Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ten best locks of hair in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best locks of hair in fiction.

One novel on the list:
The Woodlanders, by Thomas Hardy

Marty South has only her beautiful hair to qualify her for anyone's attention. A rich lady sees her in church and wants some of it to attach to her own. Initially Marty resists the offers of Mr Percomb the barber, but eventually poverty forces her to his shop, with "the chestnut locks" wrapped in "a brown-paper packet". Humiliation is complete.
Read about all ten locks of hair on Mullan's list.

The Page 99 Test: Thomas Hardy's The Woodlanders.

--Marshal Zeringue