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April 1, 2013

Seven pranks and tricks from classic literature


Today is April Fools’ Day, so for the next 24 hours, be careful out there on the Internet. Every story you see should be read carefully, every headline cause for suspicion.

For now, though, enjoy this slideshow of seven great literary pranks and tricksters, from lighthearted mischief to spousal oneupsmanship to…well, let’s just say that when Edgar Allan Poe is involved, the tricks become just a touch less lighthearted.

Nick Davies was a publicist at Melville House.