Maddy Raven

Why Do a Jane Austen Retelling?

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Jane Austen is more popular than she’s ever been in history, thanks to a number of recent retellings and remakes of her most popular novels. So what’s drawing me toward creating another story with these characters? I’ve asked myself this a lot, especially because there are so many other modern Austen retellings out there, and not even just books. The most popular ones are Clueless, Bridget Jone’s Diary, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, etc. Then there are meta stories, like Austenland, Becoming Jane. And then there are actual remakes of most…read more

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