Through the Looking-Glass and Breaking Dawn

Through the Looking-Glass and Twilight

Down the Rabbit Hole

Wuthering Heights and A Midsummer Night's Dream

Red Hair

Bella's Window


A Spanish edition has an introductory biblical quotation from Daniel 2:22 instead of the one from Genesis 2:17.

El revela honduras y secretas, conoce lo que ocultan los tenieblas, y la luz mora junto a Él.

KJV: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

Daniel has secrets revealed to him in a night vision as Bella does in her dreams.

There is an error in the text in Chapter 4. It is not corrected in the Movie Tie-in Edition, Trade Paperback, p. 80.

Well, I wanted to get [a] few books. . .

New Moon

1. There is an error in the text in the Epilogue. This is corrected in the Movie Tie-in Edition, Trade Paperback.

. . . Alice and Edward were in better to shape to graduate than I was . . .

2. The timeline in the Twilight Lexicon leaves out a day between Bella's 18th birthday and the day Edward leaves her.

3. The timeline says that Bella and Alice reach Edward at Volterra on March 20th, but in the text Bella says that she thinks it's the 19th. Alice then says that it is Saint Marcus Day. [Chapter 19]


The delivery of the speech by Eric at graduation is like the Prologue speech by Quince in the play-within-a-play in Act V of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

And then Eric was speed talking in his nervousness, the words and phrases running together so they didn't make sense anymore. [Chapter 16]

Shakespeare: He hath rid his prologue like a rough colt, he knows not the stop.

There is an error in the text in Chapter 16, p. 349, Special Edition.

Alice wasn't accustomed to being taking by surprise.

There is an error in the text in Chapter 20, p. 447, Special Edition.

Obviously not that you aren't physically able [to] hurt me, if you wanted to . . .

There is an error in the text in Chapter 20, p. 455, Special Edition.

"You can['t] covet what's already yours," I informed him.

Breaking Dawn

I always wondered where the crown jewels disappeared to after John of England pawned them in the thirteenth century, Carlisle said. [Chapter 27]

In an college anthology of Shakespeare, King John comes within a chronological list of plays that includes Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Merchant of Venice. These other plays are closely associated with the Twilight novels.

Shakespeare Playlist

The other play mentioned in the Twilight books is Macbeth. In Chapter 6 of Twilight, Bella is reading Act III in which Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo and is terrorized by his visions, "these terrible dreams that shake us nightly". In Chapter 7, "Nightmare", Bella has a pivotal dream about Jacob and Edward as wolf and vampire. Dreams continue to plague her through the entire series until, of course, the latter part of Breaking Dawn.


In The Time Traveler's Wife, Henry visits Claire when she is a child. Is it possible that the child Clare in Eclipse (Chapter 8) and Breaking Dawn (Chapter 8) is a reference to The Time Traveler's Wife? Quil imprints on Clare when she is a child and looks after her.