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Multcolib Picks: Famous Eyeglasses in Fiction

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone By Rowling, J. K. (Book - 1998 ) j ROWLING Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 56 copies

Annotation:Harry's round spectacles started a fashion craze in real life... and the image of him, with tape holding the glasses together at the bridge of his nose, is one of the most heartbreaking images of his life pre-Hogwarts.

Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies By Golding, William (Book - 2003 ) FICTION GOLDING 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Piggy's glasses might be the most famous in all of literature: they start a fire, get broken, and are stolen before the gruesome denouement of the novel.

Harriet, the Spy
Harriet, the Spy By Fitzhugh, Louise (Book - 2000 ) j FITZHUGH 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:The original girl "spy."

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby By Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Book - 2000 ) FICTION FITZGERAL 2000 Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 79 copies

Annotation:One of the most omnipresent images from Fitzgerald's novel is the enormous billboard of a giant pair of glasses, advertising the services of a New York optometrist. No one escapes their "persistent stare".

Superman
Superman (DVD - 2009 ) DVD Action SUPERMAN All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 7 copies

Annotation:The original Christopher Reeve version. The glasses Superman wears as Clark Kent are one of the most enduring images of the character.

Adventures of Superman
Adventures of Superman The Complete First Season (DVD - 2005 ) DVD Action SUPERMAN1 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:The glasses Superman wears as Clark Kent are one of the most enduring images of the character.

The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe By Poe, Edgar Allan (Book - 2002 ) 818.3 P743ct 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Read Poe's short story "The Spectacles."

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy By Le Carré, John (Book - 2011 ) FICTION LECARRE 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Through all of the adaptations, one thing remains constant: master spy George Smiley's thick glasses.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy By Le Carré, John (eBook - 2011 ) Click here to access the OverDrive title »

Annotation:Through all of the adaptations, one thing remains constant: master spy George Smiley's thick glasses.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (DVD - 2012 ) DVD Drama TINKER Available in some locations

Annotation:Through all of the adaptations, one thing remains constant: master spy George Smiley's thick glasses.

Dr. Strangelove, Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Dr. Strangelove, Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (DVD - 2001 ) DVD Comedy DR Available in some locations

Annotation:Dr Strangelove's iconic look includes thick, dark sunglasses.

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From Harry Potter to Piggy, stories where the glasses are as much of a character as the person who wears them.


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