Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook (2020)

Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook Sarah Schmelling Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don t Float Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook When humorist Sarah Schmelling transformed Hamlet into a Facebook news feed it launched the next big humor trend Facebook lit This hilarious book is the first to bring than fifty authors and stories
  • Title: Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook
  • Author: Sarah Schmelling
  • ISBN: 9780452295735
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook Sarah Schmelling When humorist Sarah Schmelling transformed Hamlet into a Facebook news feed, it launched the next big humor trend Facebook lit This hilarious book is the first to bring than fifty authors and stories from classic literature back to life and online Schmelling uses the conventions of social networking profile pages, status updates, news feeds, and applications to reteWhen humorist Sarah Schmelling transformed Hamlet into a Facebook news feed, it launched the next big humor trend Facebook lit This hilarious book is the first to bring than fifty authors and stories from classic literature back to life and online Schmelling uses the conventions of social networking profile pages, status updates, news feeds, and applications to retell everything from The Odyssey to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Lolita Every day 150 million active users of Facebook log on to reconnect with old classmates, add pictures, share quizzes, and post news stories, notes, and videos In Schmelling s network, Satan and Beelzebub connect using the fiend finder, Don Quixote vows vengeance against Superpoke, Jane Eyre listens to Jay Z s Hard Knock Life on repeat, Ernest Hemingway completes the Are you a real man quiz, and Oedipus works on his family tree A loving spoof of the most trafficked social networking website in the world and a playful game of literary who s who, Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don t Float will have book lovers and Facebook addicts alike twittering with joy.
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One thought on “Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook

  1. Kathryn

    This book is such a hoot My husband an English major and I both really enjoy it The part on Jane Austen s Profile and the News Feed with Pride and Prejudice characters is my especial delight It s a book that is just great fun to skim over now and then when you want a good chuckle it s very clever and witty and pays homage to the greats in Literature I love that it brings them current with Facebook without demeaning the actual stories characters themselves I haven t read all the entries yet some [...]

  2. Jenny

    Several years ago, a Hamlet on Facebook floated around the internet Well, the author has published a book, presenting many of literature s classics through the medium of Facebook We get a newsfeed of Shakespeare s history plays we can take a What sort of adulterous woman are you quiz and read Hester Prynne s and Madame Bovary s squabblings about it or see famous authors argue on someone or other s profile It s like one giant in joke for English majors The book is best taken in small doses, and t [...]

  3. Christine

    This was amusing, but not quite as funny overall as I hoped it would be I did chuckle at the sections on Jane Austen and the Brontes My favorite part was Oscar Wilde s profile page, which devolved into a quip battle between Wilde, Mark Twain, and William Shakespeare I m glad I just read The Picture of Dorian Gray, which helped me appreciate that section a lot I also appreciated the arguments between Joyce Faulkner and Hemingway.

  4. Melissa

    Very funny, particularly to me as I m a Facebook addict but a fan of the old style Facebook feed which is the format used in this book and a fan of classic literature.

  5. Renee

    So I picked up the book Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don t Float mainly because I love anything Hamlet and anything Ophelia.What I got was WAY than I expected First off this book is hilarious It goes through a number of the classics by making them all like facebook.So each novel has clubs they join, news feed updates, games they play, apps they add, friend request and comments, and this is how the author tells their stories.She also added some author input and some sarcastic snark that [...]

  6. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)

    This is such a fantastic book, I had a great time reading it It s absolutely hilarious and although I loved every section of the book my all time favourites have to be Oscar Wilde s and James Joyce s profiles Here s a small excerpt from Oscar Wilde s which I find irresistible Oscar Wilde thinks we live in a age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.Oscar Wilde Arguments are to be avoided they are always vulgar and often convincing Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be [...]

  7. Mrs.soule

    Entertaining and often laugh out loud funny, at least for the books I ve actually read or read about Favorite Parts Pride Prejudice Page Elizabeth sent Happy Feelings to Mr Darcy.Mr Darcy I don t receive gifts from people who are obviously beneath me.Elizabeth Yes, and it must be hard to see with your head so far up your butt.Mr Darcy has changed his privacy settings.James Joyce s Profile James Joyce is.Mark Twain Iswhat Charles Dickens Yes, why not finish your sentence You have to think about y [...]

  8. Rach

    Pretty darn funny, especially if you ve read the books and authors parodied inside And are a facebook user, of course Some, of course were funnier than others I think my favorites were Romeo and Juliet with its teen over exaggeration and angst Juliet OMG hooked up with random guy Don t even know his NAME , Alice s Adventures in Wonderland with its differing font sizes and comments from a wide range of characters and authors Morpheus and Neo from the Matrix, Charlie, Jack, Kate and Sawyer from Lo [...]

  9. Ash

    It s no secret that I love classic lit, and I love literary jokes I think it s safe to say this to other book lovers so when I saw the book Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don t Float Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook by Sarah Schmelling I had to buy it Literally had to, I couldn t wait to get it And let me tell you my friends, it was worth full price Let me sum up the book for you the short way Classic Lit characters and authors on Facebook Status updates, groups, poking and all This book a [...]

  10. Cathrine Bonham

    This was a really funny book And I firmly believe that you don t have to be a bookworm to get the jokes I have only read about half of the books that Schmelling Spoofs This is not a book club book though I guess you could start a book club with it by trying to read every book it mentions that is to say dont sit down and treat it like a novel there is not plot but you will get the same enjoyment if you read it cover to cover or if you just skip around Though please do read it all because some pro [...]

  11. Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides

    I first learned about this in a First Reads giveaway, and was intrigued by the title Who wouldn t be Besides, of course, people who don t care for black humor I didn t win, alas and since my library didn t get the book and I wasn t interested enough to buy it, I sort of let it sit on my to read list for a while Then, one day, I saw it sitting in the remainder bin at a Borders, and snagged it.Verdict the introduction is amusing, and the gimmick premise is promising The Facebook adaptations have l [...]

  12. Anna Francesca

    This book was great at first, but it went on too long Also, while I have read many of the books parodied, some I have not Most of those jokes went over my head, and I bet this is a common occurance I still like the idea of this text and think it could be a jumping off point for student projects I am also impressed by how well versed the author is in both classic literature and online formats One amusing section, for example, is a quiz of whether a situation came from a Shakespearean comedy or Th [...]

  13. Eustacia Tan

    A Very Short Review This book is perfect for lovers of literature Provided, of course, you have a healthy sense of humour about the classics If you think that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a travesty and that Android Karenina should be thrown into flames, you probably won t like this book But if you like to make jokes about the various book litmus test watch Huck Finn in 4 minutes If you laugh, the odds are you ll like it.My literature English A1 HL class and I loved this book We were passi [...]

  14. Eva

    Really really funny, but probably only to big fans of English lit At least, the numerous friends and relatives who I subjected to out loud recitations of in my mind some of the funniest parts did not find it that funny They didn t laugh, and eye rolling was prevalent I even got a few Who s Hester Prynne Silly plebeian friends and relatives I thoroughly enjoyed the book It made me want to go back and revisit some of my favourite classics and read some that I never got around to i.e Great Gatsby.

  15. Ashley

    What Facebook would be like if your favorite characters and authors all joined and began status updating, friend requesting, and Farmville playing their lives away Mostly clever You have to be pretty well read to be able to enjoy all of it, which I am not, so there were a quite a few chapters I skipped After the first few, some of it started to feel really repetitive The first piece about Hamlet the one that started it all is still the best one Read that and then if you re not an English uber ne [...]

  16. Kristy Sherrod

    Elizabeth threw a sheep at Mr Darcy This is only one of the many hilarious lines from the Sarah Schmelling s book Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don t Float Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook Schmelling has brilliantly taken our obsession with social networking and applied it to some of our favorite authors and characters from classic literature.Read at Coffee Literature

  17. Ami

    I absolutely adored this book HI larious stuff Of course it combines two of my favorite things literature and facebook Some of my favorite sections are the live feed for Hamlet and Jane Eyre and Oscar Wilde s profile The secret to continue loving this book is to equate it with the candy Sour Patch Kids Taken in moderate doses, it provides excellent entertainment, it s stimulating, and induces a euphoric high much like a sugar rush But if the reader over indulges it can leave one jaded, morose, a [...]

  18. J

    I never actually looked through this book before I bought it I saw it when I was standing in line at the bookstore and went home to look it up on I got the premise, classic literature does Facebook but for some reason I just thought it would be .l y It is literally classic literature done as a series of Facebook posts Not that great Humorous at times but it really didn t hold my interest Also helps if you ve read the books and or authors under consideration recently.

  19. Melanie

    Pip became a fan of Mean Girls The perfect book for the literary nerd with a substantial sense of humor I loved it, and appreciated the author s obvious love of, and respect for, classic literature Of course, it s not for everyone However, even if you haven t read all the books included, it s still a very fun read, and the hilarious sum ups of the books you haven t read may pique your interest in reading the actual book.

  20. Noemi

    This was a really cool concept Unfortunately, one of the pieces Pride and Prejudice via Facebook has already been done see McSweeneys website , and it the other version was better Still, it was a funny concept, and Oscar Wilde s profile was pretty funny.Schmelling might have done better focusing on a couple of pieces and making them really good rather than churning out a whole book of mediocre ones.

  21. Amanda

    Authors and characters from well known books create Facebook pages with both info from their classic stories as well as imagined opinions, thoughts, and funny connections between them as seen by their feeds, the groups they join and writing on each other s walls It s not necessary to read through it front to back, but rather perfect for randomly opening to various pages for a surprise that will make you laugh I received this book through First Reads giveaway.

  22. Kristen Northrup

    This is a book to browse periodically rather than read straight through The gimmick is too specific for things to not get redundant after a chapter or two That said, I was pleasantly surprised by how much variety she worked into that theme Many of the Facebook applications used here are long gone, but their gist is clear enough.Most entries only make sense if you ve actually read the source works This is not a fun version of Cliffs Notes.

  23. Suzan Alteri

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book although at times it could be a bit even Hear from your favorite and not so favorite characters from classic literature via News feeds in social media A very clever idea a good introduction to some authors you probably never considered reading before This would be a great book for reluctant readers who aren t into the canon, or for those who are and want a fun read.

  24. Kate

    Funny way to modernize literature ala Facebook and Twitter update style It should have had separate sections to go over fully the other Shakespeare comedies instead of intertwining them just my opinion Also it would have nice to have some of the updates on Wilde stories, like Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest And profile information on Shakespeare, Shelley, Dickens, etc In conclusion, literary buffs will find it a carefree way to look at the classics updated.

  25. Anna

    This book was somewhat bawdy depending on which novel or play Schmelling was spoofing , funny, and a bit irreverent Schmelling imagines what many of the English language classic works of literature would be like if they took place on facebook This book is NOT a good source for literature summaries it is purely tongue in cheek entertainment HOWEVER, it will not be entirely funny to you if you aren t familiar with all of the literature that is referenced.

  26. Sari

    What fun A great coffee table book for any literature fanatic in the facebook age I laughed aloud at Edgar Allan Poe s profile wall and the Lost references that pop up in Alice s Adventures in Wonderland It s like you re having a conversation with a fellow literature nerd, and she s pretty funny.

  27. J. Alfred

    Hester Prynne recieved a peice of flair Richard III can t hear you cause I m killing everybody The Serpent created the group Keeping the Tempted in Unattempted And, my favorite, Dickens on Joyce But why I laughed and laughed I may still be laughing If you re a big nerd a category Jed nerd , you might just enjoy this book.

  28. Jrobertus

    This little book has a clever premise We see the Facebook pages and walls for literary figures He modern electronic slant and quick jabs are often hilarious The downside is you need to have read a lot of these books to get all the wit so I have got out of the authors I have actually read.

  29. Elizabeth

    If you were an English major or have an English major s reading list and are familiar with social media, especially Facebook, you will get a kick out of this book It is LOL funny that s a Facebook joke Anyway, it makes me want to dust off some of the classics I haven t read in a while and even read some I never got to had to read just so I get all the jokes.

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