Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ten of the literary best: cliffs

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best cliffs in literature.

One book on his list:
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles

Charles Smithson has come to the Dorset coast to look for fossils, but instead becomes obsessed with the woman of the novel's title, Sarah Woodruff. He encounters her on the undercliff above Lyme Regis, lying among the tangled plants "in the complete abandonment of deep sleep". He is hooked.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue