Tuesday, January 18, 2005

SPIN-OFFS

Books spinned off from or inspired by the classics

1. Rebecca’s Tale / Sally Beauman, from Rebecca / Daphne du Maurier
2. The Double Bind / Chris Bohjalian, from The Great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. Tilting at Windmills: A Novel of Cervantes and the Errant Knight / Julian Branston, from Don Quixote / Cervantes
4. March / Geraldine Brooks, from Little Women / Louisa May Alcott
5. Jack Maggs / Peter Carey, from Great Expectations / Charles Dickens
6. Finn / Jon Clinch, from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain
7. The Hours / Michael Cunningham, from Mrs. Dalloway / Virginia Woolf
8. The Historian / Elizabeth Kostova, from Dracula / Bram Stoker
9. Mr. Dalloway / Robin Lippincott, from Mrs. Dalloway / Virginia Woolf
10. Mary Reilly / Valerie Martin, from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde / Robert Louis Stevenson
11. Ahab’s Wife or, The Star Gazer / Sena Jeter Naslund, from Moby-Dick / Herman Melville
12. The Wind Done Gone / Alice Randall, from Gone With the Wind / Margaret Mitchell
13. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern / Tom Stoppard, from Hamlet / William Shakespeare
14. My Jim / Nancy Rawles, from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain
15. Wide Sargasso Sea / Jean Rhys, from Jane Eyre / Charlotte Brontë
16. Scarlett / Alexandra Ripley, from Gone With the Wind / Margaret Mitchell
17. Dorian / Will Self, from The Picture of Dorian Gray
18. Ten Days in the Hills /Jane Smiley, from The Decameron
19. An Unequal Marriage / Pemberley / Emma Tennant, from Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen
20. A Jealous Ghost / A.N. Wilson, from The Turn of the Screw / Henry James
21. The Godfather Returns / Mark Winegardner, from The Godfather / Mario Puzo

2 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

Great list. Thanks for posting it. Here are a few new titles that might also be of interest

Ten Days in the Hills by Jane Smiley from The Decameron.

The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian from The Great Gatsby

Finn by Jon Clinch from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Sunday, March 11, 2007 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Very good Susan!

Sunday, March 11, 2007 5:27:00 PM  

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