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Friday, February 07, 2014

Who Wrote the Book of Love?

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Photograph by James. Available under Creative Commons 2.0 Generic  Licence.

It's February at the Rosenbach, which means it's our annual celebration of literary love and romance. We will be offering our popular "Love Letters" Hands-on Tour on February 14 and 16 and this year we're also offering "Date Night at the Rosenbach"--two for one tickets on Thursday evenings in February. A visit to the Rosenbach and perhaps a nice dinner in one of the many great restaurants around here--what could be better?

For this week's blog we're going to test your knowledge of literary lovers. How many of these 20 pairs from the Rosenbach collections (both authors and characters) can you name?

Romeo &  (okay,we thought we'd start out easy)
Petrarch &
John Keats &
Elizabeth Bennett &
Odysseus &
Lady Chatterley &
Paolo &
Beatrice &
James Joyce &
Mr. Rochester &
Helena &
Oscar Wilde &
Jonathan Harker &
Gertrude Stein &
Pyramus &
Percy Bysshe Shelly &
Lancelot &
Marc Antony &
Elizabeth Barrett Browning &  
Charles Darnay & 

If we've missed your favorite literary lover, be sure to let us know in the comments.


Kathy Haas is the Associate Curator at the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

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