subject: modern adaptation

59 inspirations

Epic Fail

Author: Claire LaZebnik

At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point: – As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school–not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects. – As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton … Read More


Once Upon a Second Chance

Author: Marian Vere

What happens to your Happily-Ever-After when your Fairy Godmother doesn’t show up for work? Julia Basham’s life was perfect. She was finally done with school, about to start an internship with a prestigious financial company which would lead to a great job and, best of all, she’d just become engaged to her very own Prince … Read More

Genre: Persuasion Subjects: modern adaptation

The Perfect Elizabeth

Author: Libby Schmais
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This modern-day Sense and Sensibility is a witty story about two sisters: Liza, a would-be poet who spends miserable days as a legal secretary; and Bette a graduate student writing her dissertation on Toast in the English Novel. Bette has taken to eating only what the characters she is writing about would eat: boiled eggs … Read More






A Modern Pride and Prejudice  (2011 Film)

Pride and Prejudice follows Elizabeth (Maia Petee) and her oldest sister Jane Bennet (Christina LaFon) through trial and error of first impressions, timeless proposals, mistaken opinions and true love. When Jane meets the new eligible bachelor Mr. Bingley (Mark Mook), she falls head over heels until he suddenly leaves town unexpectedly with his friend Mr. … Read More

Format: Film


Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star

Fast music, powerful beats, and wild reputations-on and off stage-have made virtuoso guitarist Fitzwilliam Darcy’s band into rock’s newest bad boys. But they’ve lost their latest opening act, and their red-hot summer tour is on the fast track to disaster. Now Darcy and bandmates Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam are about to meet their match… … Read More




Jane Austen in Scarsdale

Anne Ehrlich is a dedicated guidance counselor steering her high-school charges through the perils of college admission. Thirteen years ago, when she was graduating from Columbia University, her wealthy family—especially her dear grandmother Winnie—persuaded her to give up the love of her life, Ben Cutler, a penniless boy from Queens College. Anne has never married … Read More

Genre: Persuasion Subjects: modern adaptation


Pride, Prejudice, and Jasmin Field

Author: Melissa Nathan
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Sharp, witty Jasmin Field has her own column in a national magazine and has just landed the coveted role of Elizabeth Bennett in a one-off fundraising adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Better yet, the play’s director, Hollywood heartthrob and Oscar-winner, Harry Noble, is every bit as obnoxious as she could have hoped. Which means a lot … Read More


The Jane Austen Book Club

Author: Karen Joy Fowler
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Six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen’s novels. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her finely sighted eye for the frailties of human behavior and her finely tuned ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Fowler has never been wittier nor her … Read More


Bridget Jones’s Diary

Author: Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones’s Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of Bridget’s permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement — a year in which she resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1.5 inches, visit the gym three times a week not just to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult … Read More


Jane Austen in Boca

Jane Austen centered her classic novels around “three or four families in a country village.” So does Paula Marantz Cohen in this witty twist on Pride and Prejudice—except this time the “village” is Boca Raton, Florida. Eligible men are scarce in Boca. When good-hearted meddler Carol Newman learns that the wealthy and personable Norman Grafstein … Read More


Persuading Annie

Author: Melissa Nathan
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After years as a sweet, good-natured pushover, Annie Markham has had to face up to three hard truths: You’ve got to be tough to succeed in business and romance. Sometimes your meddling loved ones are right about your worthless, no-good boyfriend being worthless and no good. The only reliable thing about men is that they’re … Read More

Genre: Persuasion Subjects: modern adaptation