#1 is Tale of Two Cities, #2 is Metamorphosis, #5 is … Lord of the Flies??, #7 is Anna Karenina, #8 is Pride and Prejudice, #9 is The Old Man and the Sea, #11 seems like it should be the first line from Ecclesiastes but can that be right? This is going to bug us for the rest of the night.
Oh oh! #6 is Mrs. Dalloway!
Oh dear god and #3 is Lolita, isn’t it.
Henry James, according to H.G. Wells:
“His vast paragraphs sweat and struggle … And all for tales of nothingness … It is leviathan retrieving pebbles. It is a magnificent but painful hippopotamus resolved at any cost, even at the cost of its dignity, upon picking up a pea which has got into a corner of its den.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, according to Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“Nathaniel Hawthorne’s reputation as a writer is a very pleasing fact, because his writing is not good for anything, and this is a tribute to the man.”