Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ten of the best visits to Brighton in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan tagged a list of ten of the best visits to Brighton in literature.

One title on the list:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Lydia Bennet begs to be allowed to go to Brighton with her friend Mrs Forster. There she will flirt with the officers of the militia, encamped on the edge of town. Mr Bennet gives his permission – disastrously. For in Brighton she will meet Mr Wickham and fall into sin.
Read about the other books on the list.

Pride and Prejudice also appears on Catghy Cassidy top ten list of stories about sisters, Paul Murray's top ten list of wicked clerics, John Mullan's list of ten great novels with terrible original titles, Luke Leitch's top ten list of the most successful literary sequels ever, and is one of the top ten works of literature according to Norman Mailer. Richard Price has never read it, but it is the book Mary Gordon cares most about sharing with her children.

The Page 99 Test: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

--Marshal Zeringue