Life is a Contact Sport (northernwalker) wrote in classiclit,
Life is a Contact Sport

Typo that made me LOL

I picked up the Puffin Classics version of Little Women recently. There is a line in Ch. 37 that reads, "The set in which they found themselves was composed of English, and Amy was compelled to walk decorously through a cotillion, feeling all the while as if she could dance the tarantella with relish."

In the edition I had, she wanted to dance the Tarantula.

Now, while I'm relieved that she didn't want to dance the Black Widow or the Brown Recluse, I still boggled. Penguin Classics had the same error.
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