Monday, May 24, 2010

Ten of the best towers in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best towers in literature.

One title on the list:
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

David Balfour is sent by nasty uncle Ebenezer up the high tower in the House of Shaws without a candle. The stairs are pitch dark and our hero has to feel his way up them. As he nears the top, a sudden flash of summer lightning reveals that they end in mid-air.
Read about another work on the list.

Kidnapped also appears on Mullan's lists of ten of the best misers in literature and ten of the best shipwrecks.

--Marshal Zeringue