What happens when famous literary characters have Twitter?


Smartphone image courtesy of Karpati Gabor, Morguefile.

Smartphones are so commonplace these days; I must see at least 30 or so when I’m out in public. People are sending texts or posting updates to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. So then I got to wondering…what would happen if we took famous literary characters and gave them Twitter accounts?

Pride and Prejudice

Bingley to Darcy: Bennet’s having a 5 for 1 sale on daughters this weekend. Interested? #love #prettygirls

Jane Eyre

Ms. Temple to Jane Eyre: How is your new job?

Jane Eyre to Ms. Temple: Adele great but there is pyro in house! This was SO not in my union contract. #job #escape

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson: Will you PLEASE GET THAT DOG TO STOP BARKING??!! #ASPCA

The Odyssey

Odysseus to Penelope: Lost. Send GPS or pray to gods. #travel #history

Wuthering Heights

Catherine to Heathcliff: Would you stop with the stalking already? #fbi #police

To Kill A Mockingbird

Boo Radley to Atticus Finch: Agoraphobia overcome! So happy. #homelandsecurity

Most Dirk Pitt novels (by Clive Cussler)

Dirk Pitt to Al Giordino: Outran bad guys, blew up things, saved the world. Just another day at the #office.


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38 responses to “What happens when famous literary characters have Twitter?

  1. I bet Mark Twain would have some sassy ones!

  2. I have always said that cell phones would completely change history. You just proved my point! LOVE it.

  3. This is funny – I saw something similar a while ago about what would have happened if historical figures had had Twitter accounts, I can’t remember where I saw it now, but the only one I remember was – NOAH: Hmm, looks like rain.

  4. travelrat

    Richard III: ‘Need horse: URGENT!!!’

    D’Artagnan: @Athos @Porthos @Aramis Shouldn’t we be the 4 Musketeers?

  5. Lesley Dawson

    That was so funny, thank you! I’m going to reblog this. πŸ˜€

  6. Lesley Dawson

    Reblogged this on Confab and commented:
    This is such a funny post. It would be great fun to think up some of our own. πŸ˜€

  7. excellent
    Juliet to Romeo – remember to come before I take the poison

  8. I love posts like this. Always good for a laugh! That Boo Radley one is awesome. πŸ™‚ I recently read a very similar post focused on Jane Austen’s characters, which also made me chuckle. http://defeatingdragons.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/31-days-of-emma-austenbooks/

  9. Loved the Dirk Pitt one! Actually loved all of them.

  10. Clever and funny too…Oh brave new world!! Dianne

  11. Hat dies auf Unkraut vergeht nicht….oder doch? rebloggt und kommentierte:
    Die Vorstellung, dass Mr. Darcy und Co twittern, finde ich zu lustig! πŸ˜†
    Thanks Eagle-Eyed Editor for the funny tweets!!!

  12. Patricia Mock

    Coming up with more of these could keep a group of people entertained & laughing for hours! Good Post!

  13. Haha! This just provided my AP icebreaker for Monday. Thanks!

  14. Jaclyn


    Some classic literary characters do have Twitter accounts! I’m “Twitter friends” with Marguerite St. Just from THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. She doesn’t post often, but when she does, it’s a riot!


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