Amazon Reviews of Classics

Jeanette Demain of Salon has a [wonderful compilation of reviews][comp] written by Amazon members of various *great works of literature*. Please note that I do not subscribe to such a notion, and so the compiled reviews are both telling for how ordinary people encounter literary texts as well as how those of us who are more interpelated into the *great works* paradigm than we would like to admit — okay, that would be me — are as apt to *tut-tut* such parochial or provincial or uncultured perspectives.

In short, it’s a great way to see on which side of the fence you stand.

[comp]: http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2010/04/02/mean_amazon_reviews_open2010/index.html

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