Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ten of the best literary men dressed as women

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best men dressed as women in literature.

One book on his list:
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

On the run, Huck and escaped slave Jim find some women's clothes on an abandoned houseboat, and Jim persuades Huck to go ashore disguised as a girl, to find out if people are still searching for them. As "Sarah Williams" he is admitted to a lady's house, but she sees through his disguise when he begins to forget his own supposed name.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Huckleberry Finn is among Katie Couric's favorite books, James Gray's six best books, and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best vendettas in literature and ten of the best child narrators in literature. It is one of Stephen King's top ten works of literature. Director Spike Jonze and the Where the Wild Things Are film team tagged Huckleberry Finn on their list of the top 10 rascals in literature.

Also see: Ten of the best literary women dressed as men.

--Marshal Zeringue