BOOKS THAT TWEAK (NOT TWERK!) GREAT CLASSICS [SHOWING SLIDE 9 OF 10]

Writers are always borrowing from one another, across centuries and continents. It’s the writers who aren’t just borrowing but building on what previous writers have created who we’re interested in. Ronald Frame’s novel Havisham, for example, puts the jilted malefactor from Great Expectations on center stage, imagining the life of a woman Charles Dickens left a mystery. Havisham is newly released in the United States but check out the other enticing sequels of a sort in this week’s list.

by Gregory Maguire

"Save a place on the shelf between Alice and The Hobbit—that spot is well deserved."
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