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Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 49

Ten modern novels that feature characters from classic novels:

  1. Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley
  2. Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll
  3. March by Geraldine Brooks
  4. Grendel by John Gardner
  5. Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard
  6. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
  7. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  8. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  9. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  10. A Barnstormer in Oz by Philip José Farmer

I've had this list in mind for a long time; shortly after sunbrae made her request for a list that mentioned Mr. Darcy, I ran across Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife in the book store. At first I thought I might do a list just of works based on Pride and Prejudice (I found more than a dozen), but I though this one was more interesting.

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