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Most memorable summers in literature

Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street. Ok, maybe not quite such brazen displays of fun, but, without a doubt summer is the best season. There we said it.

You have the girls in their summer dresses (thanks Bruce Springsteen) and the boys in a jovial mood. The air is ripe with possibility. And nowhere is this theme better captured than in literature. Summer has provided a backdrop to some of the best writing extant.

So, get your trunks, grab a towel and let’s head to a metaphorical – or literal, hey, it’s your choice – beach and dive headfirst into literature’s 25 greatest summer moments.

Oh, and don’t forget your suntan lotion…


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