So I’ve been getting a lot of questions the past few months about the books mentioned in The Butterfly Garden, and whether or not there’s a list of them anywhere.
Good news, now there is! There aren’t as many as there used to be, because some of the sections with named books didn’t make it through edits, but here are the books and stories that are named in the course of the story.
Edgar Allan Poe, collected poetry and prose (as in I quoted or referenced a substantial number of Poe titles that I didn’t necessarily list out)
Charles Dickens- Oliver Twist
Hans Christian Andersen- The Little Match Girl, The Steadfast Tin Soldier (both have been adapted and were also mentioned as ballets)
ETA Hoffman- The Nutcracker (also adapted by Tchaikovsky as a ballet)
Alexandre Dumas, pere- The Nutcracker (Seriously–he adapted Hoffman’s work in 1845), The Count of Monte Cristo
Fyodor Dostoevsky- The Brothers Karamazov
William Shakespeare- Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Giacomo Puccini- Madame Butterfly