British student phone service dot mobile is providing a service which compresses classics into a text message idiom to help with revision. Here is the summary of Pride and Prejudice:

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For those that are struggling, there is a 'translation' in the article.

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Nov 17, 2005
Dorothea Salo

I'm a little dubious. A student taking that as gospel would fail quite an easy quiz on the book. (For one thing, not everyone gets married!)