My theme for 2013 is Influential Women Authors.
My definition of influential is any author, classic or modern, who has inspired writers, readers, or the larger scope of culture. Some are personal favorites, or have special meaning to me.
What this list is not: a list of the most influential writers of all time. Rather, this is a collection of influential writers, corresponding with each day's letter.
I hope you enjoy the series!
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A: Jane Austen
|Bath, England. Photo: Stephanie Scott|
Here's my personal list of noteworthy Austen adaptations:
Bride & Prejudice: A Bollywood take on P&P.
Emma: The 2009 BBC mini-series features a pre-Elementary Jonny Lee Miller as a great Mr. Knightley.
Persuasion: This PBS film is a pretty decent take. Plus, Giles from Buffy!
Lost in Austen: A UK miniseries where a modern Londonite travels through a portal to the early 19th century.
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: This novel by Seth Grahame-Smith would be dismissable as a simple gimmick if not for the author's clear devotion to the original characters and story. Just with added zombies.
From Prada to Nada: Cute film adaptation of Sense and Sensibility with Latina/Latino casting. A little forced at times to keep to the original story, but still fun.
Since I didn't list them all, do you have a favorite Jane Austen movie, novel, or adaptation? Please share in the comments!