Welcome to the home page of the hypertext version of Robert Coover's novel, constructed by Robert Scholes for users of Text Book. For more information about Robert Coover, this novel, and his other work, please click on the following links:

a. About Robert Coover and his work

b. Three readers' reviews of Briar Rose (Amazon.com)

c. Three professional reviews of Briar Rose (Amazon.com)

Briar Rose is being made available in this form by permission of Robert Coover and his publisher, Grove Press. We are grateful to both. Grove has published other important works by Robert Coover. Here are the covers of some of them.


How to Navigate around this Hypertextext


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For an annotated set of links to relevant web pages, follow this link.

For excerpts from two lectures on biological science that cite "Sleeping Beauty" ("Briar Rose"), follow this link.

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