Friday, April 13, 2012

When's the last time you stayed up to read?

The first two readers to read Jane Eyre stayed up and read the novel at one sitting:  See p. 29 “But when a Scotsman, not given to exaggeration, took it home and stayed up half the night to finish, the publisher decided to read it himself, and felt the praise lavished by the first two readers had not been exaggerated.” The Life of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell. Oxford University Press, 1996.

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