* The Guardian reports on which books 2,000 readers have chosen as the Greatest Love Story of All Time, based on a poll sponsored by the UKTV Drama Channel.
The Top Ten list looks like this:
1 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, 1847
2 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, 1813
3 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, 1597
4 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, 1847
5 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, 1936
6 The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, 1992
7 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, 1938
8 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, 1957
9 Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence, 1928
10 Far from The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, 1874
Marin Kettle responds in The Guardian with "If Wuthering Heights is a love story, Hamlet is a sitcom."
* Duck of Minerva writes about "What Harry Potter Inherits from Star Wars."
Other Literary News:
* For those of you who use iTunes, Lit2Go from the University of Southern Florida offers a number of free, unabridged audiobooks from the likes of Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, the Brontë sisters, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and H.G. Wells, among others.
* The finalists for this year's World Fantasy Awards have been announced.
"He liked the steady sway and rhythms of voyaging, of movement, of the perpetual mystery that lurked beyond the far horizon. This was humanity's role."
- Gregory Benford, "At the Double Solstice"