Welcome to my intro post for the CLASSICS RETOLD project! There are five different blogs co-hosting this event which focuses on reading a specific classic along with various retellings/spin-offs.
The five different blogs co-hosting this event, each with a different era or focus:
- Alison at The Cheap Reader will be hosting CHILDREN’S CLASSICS
- Alyssa at Books Take You Places will be hosting ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, AND RENAISSANCE LIT
- Charlene at Bookish Whimsy will be hosting GOTHIC & 19TH CENTURY LIT
- Wendy at Excellent Library will be hosting AMERICAN & MISC LIT
- Brittany at The Book Addict’s Guide will be hosting MYTHOLOGY
I’ve signed up the mythology portion of this project, so I signed up with Charlene @ Bookish Whimsey for Persuasion by Jane Austen.
There aren’t A LOT of reinterpretations of this book, not like Pride and Prejudice, but I found a couple that fit the bill. Plus, there’s at least one movie (which I’ve seen before, years ago).
So, these are the books I intend to read:
Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen’s most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne’s family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?
Will he take her back, or fling her aside like she deserves?
Three years ago Amanda made the biggest mistake of her life when she let her friends persuade her to reject the guy she loved. They were convinced he was a loser and wasn’t good enough for her.
Now Gregory’s back in Farmington . . . taller, stronger, hotter than ever, and worth millions. Those gorgeous girls who snubbed him before are now falling at his feet and he’s enjoying every moment of it.
Can he see past the pain Amanda caused him and give her a second chance? Or will she forever regret losing the only guy who truly loved her?
Jane Fortune’s fortunes have taken a downturn. Thanks to the profligate habits of her father and older sister, the family’s money has evaporated and Jane has to move out of the only home she’s ever known: a stately brick town house on Boston’s prestigious Beacon Hill. Thirty-eight and terminally single, Jane has never pursued idle pleasures like her sibling and father. Instead, she has devoted her time to running the Fortune Family Foundation, a revered philanthropic institution that has helped spark the careers of many a budding writer, including Max Wellman, Jane’s first–and only–love.
Now Jane has lost her luster. Max, meanwhile, has become a bestselling novelist and a renowned literary lothario. But change is afoot. And in the process of saving her family and reigniting the flames of true love, Jane might just find herself becoming the woman she was always meant to be.
And I want to watch at least one movie: