Sancho and the donkey. Christian. Yahoos and Houyhnhnms. Elizabeth and Darcy. Oliver. Bertha-in-the-attic. Hester and Pearl. Moby Dick. Uncles and Madams. Rascal. Anna-Kitty-Levin-Vronsky-oviches. The Heath. Isabel. Huckleberry. The Journeys of Henry and Marlowe. And now Lily, whose outcome, at least for me, is still uncertain.
While paging through the Well-Educated Mind list of fiction books, I realized that Don Quixote was published in 1605 and House of Mirth in 1905. 300 years! I congratulate myself and you, fellow readers, on plowing through 300 years of literature. May the crop be plentiful! I suggest a glass of red wine and some good chocolate to celebrate.