Monday, August 24, 2009

Ten of the best concerts in fiction

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

One book on the list:
Persuasion, by Jane Austen

Anne Elliot attends a recital in Bath, all a flutter with the knowledge that she has reawakened Captain Wentworth's romantic interest. The creepy Mr Elliot sits next to her and explains the lyrics of amorous Italian songs, while Wentworth stands at the back of the concert room and burns with jealousy.
Read about the other nine concerts on Mullan's list.

is among Elizabeth Buchan's "top 10 books guaranteed to give comfort during the ending of a relationship."

The Page 99 Test: Persuasion.

--Marshal Zeringue