Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Ten of the best walled gardens in literature

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

One book on the list:
Pamela by Samuel Richardson

Lustful Mr B takes his sexy but virtuous servant Pamela away to his Lincolnshire estate. She is allowed to walk in the walled garden, and plots her escape. She gets a key but can't turn the lock. She tries to climb the wall, but succeeds only in bringing a brick down on her head. The beautiful garden is a prison.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue