Mairsy Dotes

"No faith is as solid as a wounded faith."

112380830018152524 August 11, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — beege @ 7:48 pm

Soooo…what classic female literary character am I? Ms. Lizzie Bennett.

I can live with that.

Or, perhaps more to the point: I handle sleeping with Mr. Darcy. 😉 I can remember the first time I read P&P. It was in high school. I’d just finished and fallen in love with Wuthering Heights (still a favorite–I’ve got entire passages memorized, and as far as movie versions go: you can’t beat Ralph Fiennes as a tortured Heathcliff), and just steamrolled right on into P&P. I read it with a friend, and we were made all swoony with our imagined Mr. Darcys.

You know, I wonder if modern writers are writing and developing characters that will live like the characters from the classics do? I know the odds are against most books acheiving that sort of status, but some obviously will. So how about it: What modern books (writen from 1950’s to today) will stand the test of time. One hundred years from now, who will be mentioned as great characters from ‘classic’ literature?


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  4. Dixie Says:

    I was just saying to B the other day that I can easily see the Harry Potter series being popular in a hundred years from now.

    Other classics? To Kill a Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye.

  5. Jess Says:

    Good question. I can see some of Barbara Kingsolver’s characters living on. They’ve definitely stuck with me since reading them. Hmm. I’m definitely going to have to think on this for a while.

  6. Sara Joy Says:

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