Classics have often been used as a basis for new, and sometimes quite popular, stories.
They can be given a modern twist like these:
- Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice)
- Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman (based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet)
- The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesy (based on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre)
Or the story can be retold from another perspective:
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson (based on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan)
As the title suggests, retold from Tiger Lily’s perspective.
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire (based on L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)
As the title suggests, retold from the perspective of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (based on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre)
Retold from the perspective…
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