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What would Dickens tweet?

Classic books are condensed to 140 characters

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The latest Twitter diversion is boiling great works of literature down to 140-character tweets. The latest insult to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, which has survived everything (including zombies) thrown at it for the past two centuries, is the following summation: “Woman meets man called Darcy who seems horrible. He turns out to be nice really. They get together.” That one seems to be missing a very large point, but the tweet for Waiting for Godot—”Vladimir and Estragon stand next to tree and wait for Godot. Their status is not updated”—may have actually appealed to the bleak Samuel Beckett himself.

The Telegraph

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