'The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them'
Friday, 30 April 2010
Elections in literature...
The leadership television debates may be over, but the real fight is only just beginning. Brown, Clegg, Cameron - each is gunning for the popular vote.Yet these are not the political figures to grace the public eye. Elections have featured in literature for centuries, appearing particularly frequently in the Victorian era, at a time when the widening of the voting franchise was an emotive and contemporary issue. Here is a quiz on elections in literature