An interesting piece on retellings of classic novels, which is the focus of this semester’s free class.
What would you say if I told you that one of the most popular classic novelists of all time was coming back, with her works reimagined for a twenty-first century audience?
When I received an advance reader copy of Sense and Sensibility last week, my initial reaction was curiosity, followed by thoughts about the audacity of the title: the blue cover with “Sense and Sensibility” emblazoned on it in gold lettering. You see, this is not Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. Look upwards from the golden title and you will see Joanna Trollope’s name glinting on the cover, above an image of two modernized Regency-style silhouettes.
The Austen Project is “a major new series of six novels teaming up authors of global literary significance with Jane Austen’s six complete works”.
Three of the titles are still to be revealed but the reimagining of Sense and Sensibility will be followed…
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