Top 10 Twitter Accounts for Classic Literature Fans

07 May 2015

Imitation is the highest form of flattery – and these Twitter accounts intend to keep a lot of these classic literature books alive through any means necessary.

Love Shakespeare? Enjoy quotes from Mark Twain? Consider following some of these Twitter accounts:

 Shakespeare tweet

  • J.D. Salinger, @theSalinger
    • I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.
    • Joined Twitter in July, 2011
    • Over 1k tweets
    • Most famous book: The Catcher in the Rye

  • Geoffrey Chaucer, @LeVostreGC
    • Geoffrey Chaucer (Le Vostre GC): Servaunt of the Kynge. Blogger. Wryter of verse. Wearer of litel woolen hatte. Deputy Forestere of North Petherton.
    • Joined Twitter in December, 2011
    • Over 9k tweets
    • Most famous book: The Canterbury Tales


  • Confucius, @ConfuciusQuote
    • A healthy body is part of the foundation to creating a healthy mind! Confucius Quotes for body, mind and soul. Powered by @comdevelop
    • Joined Twitter in March, 2011
    • Over 500 tweets
    • Most famous book: The Analects

  • Samuel Johnson, @DrSamuelJohnson
    • Gouty Lexicographer of Dr Johnson’s Dictionary of Modern Life, publish’d by Square Peg. Presently in the American Colonies.
    • Joined Twitter in March, 2009
    • Over 4.5k tweets
    • Most famous book: A Dictionary of the English Language

  • Jane Austen, @JaneAustenLIVES
    • We are a set of avid researchers of all things Jane Austen: essays, news, books, letters, sequels, adaptations and Austenesque quotes. WE LOVE JANE AUSTEN!
    • Joined Twitter in January, 2010
    • Over 11k tweets
    • Most famous book: Pride and Prejudice
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