Monday, April 25, 2011

Ten of the best honeymoons in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best honeymoons in literature.

One honeymoon on the list:
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

As disastrous as a honeymoon gets. The description of the terrible food at the Dorset hotel where Edward and Florence spend their first night together is almost as painful as the description of their first attempt at sex.
Read about the other honeymoons on Mullan's list.

On Chesil Beach also appears among Eli Gottlieb's top 10 scenes from the battle of the sexes, and on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best beaches in literature, ten best marital arguments in literature, and ten of the best failed couplings in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue