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How to Be Really Bookish on the Beach

Serious reading for the sand


Three authors recommend their favorite nineteenth-century classics:

Fortunata and Jacinta, by Benito Pérez Galdós “This juicy classic has great characters, a sexy story, and a robust portrait of Madrid, high and low.” —Phillip Lopate

Villette, by Charlotte Brontë “It’s about love and loss. Why do books we read in the summer have to be light?” —Meg Wolitzer

Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray “The original Sex and the City, no?” —Monique Truong

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How to Be Bookish on the Beach: Light Reading Done Right


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