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Monday, December 18, 2006

Brad And Keira Rescue The Classics

The Siena Research Institute tells us, for the third time, that literary classics are declining in popularity. As for those that show an increase in readership, you can thank Hollywood: "The Odyssey and The Iliad rose from 43 percent to 59 percent readership from 1985 to 2006. That follows the 2004 release of Troy, a film adaptation of Homer's epic stories, starring Brad Pitt.
Readership of Pride and Prejudice increased from 14 percent (1985) to 26 percent (2006). Keira Knightley starred in the 2006 film version of Jane Austen's story."

(Link courtesy The Literary Saloon.)


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