Mallory Ortberg, cocreator of the cult-favorite Web site The Toast, presents this whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters.
Everyone knows that if Scarlett O'Hara had an unlimited text-and-data plan, she'd constantly try to tempt Ashley away from Melanie with suggestive messages. If Mr. Rochester could text Jane Eyre, his ardent missives would obviously be in all-caps. And Daisy Buchanan would not only text while driving, she'd text you to pick her up after she totaled her car.
Based on the popular Web feature, "Texts from Jane Eyre" is a witty, irreverent mash-up that brings the characters from your favorite books into the twenty-first century.
Mallory Ortberg is cocreator of The Toast, a general-interest Web site geared toward women. She has also written for Gawker, The Hairpin, New York Magazine, and the Atlantic. She lives in the Bay Area.