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Retellings

Retellings: Classic Stories Told in New Ways

Longbourn by Jo Baker
Adapted from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Babayaga by Toby Barlow
Adapted from the Russian fairytale

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
Adapted from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Adapted from Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory

For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
Adapted from the biblical story of Queen Esther

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
Adapted from the fairytale Sleeping Beauty

The Big Over Easy: a Nursery Crime* by Jasper Fforde
Adapted from the collected nursery rhymes of Mother Goose

Grendel by John Gardner
Adapted from the ancient poem Beowulf

The Uncertain Places by Lisa Goldstein
Adapted from the Grimm fairytale

The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet by Myrlin A. Hermes
Adapted from Hamlet by William Shakespeare

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Adapted from the Russian fairytale

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Adapted from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Prospero Lost by L. Jagi Lamplighter
Adapted from The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Hyde by Daniel G. Levine
Adapted from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
Adapted from the Greek myth Cupid & Psyche

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
Adapted from the fairytale Cinderella

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
Adapted from the fairytale The Wild Swans

Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
Adapted from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Adapted from the ancient poem The Iliad

The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore
Adapted from The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
Adapted from the Japanese fairytale

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Adapted from the fairytale Snow White

Alena by Rachel Pastan
Adapted from Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

Drood by Dan Simmons
Adapted from The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

Brazil by John Updike
Adapted from the ancient tale of Tristan and Iseult

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine
Adapted from the fairytale The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Alif the Unseen by Willow G. Wilson
Adapted from The Arabian Nights

Android Karenina by Ben H. Winters
Adapted from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Solsbury Hill by Susan M. Wyler
Adapted from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher  812.6 DOE
Adapted from the film Star Wars by George Lucas

 

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