Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ten of the best teeth in literature

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

One entry on the list:
Dracula by Bram Stoker

Jonathan Harker, a guest of the Count, cannot help noticing those incisors. "The mouth ... was fixed and rather cruel-looking, with peculiarly sharp white teeth. These protruded over the lips". As he smiled, "his lips ran back over his gums, the long, sharp, canine teeth showed out strangely".
Read about the other entries on the list.

Dracula is on Rowan Somerville's top ten list of good sex in fiction, Arthur Phillips' list of six favorite books set in places that their authors never visited, and Anthony Browne's six best books list. It is one of the books on John Mullan's lists of ten of the best wolves in literature and ten of the best mirrors in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue