Twilight and Dickens

My fall term linguistics class spent a little time on the origins of writing and the alphabet, including a look at Egyptian hieroglyphs.

And we wondered whether The Book of the Dead was an example of ancient Egyptian vampire literature. Can you spot Bella, Edward and Jacob?

And speaking of vampires and werewolves, Carl Hilton of Bookwagon took his editorial pen to Charles Dickens to produce a Kindle ebook called A Christmas Carol with Zombies.

What’s Christmas without zombies?

Three cheers for public domain literature.

About Ed Battistella

Edwin Battistella’s latest book Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology was released by Oxford University Press in June of 2014.
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