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Austen Adaptations

What do you think of Jane Austen adaptations? There have been many over the years, and some that may not be technically adaptations but seem to bear a lot of similarities. Bridget Jones’ Diary, Clueless, that episode where wishbone does Northanger Abbey, that episode when Wishbone does Pride and Prejudice… More recently of course there are Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Now, I admit that I haven’t read all that many Austen books. I have read Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey. And I haven’t read any of the modern Zombie and Monster adaptations (I’ve been kind of refusing on the principle that they are basically the same with just a few words changed. Feel free to try and convince me otherwise). I do like movie adaptations of some of the books, however, and I have enjoyed the Graphic Novel adaptations I’ve read.

This summer I discovered a YouTube adaptation (produced by Hank Green) of Pride and Prejudice and I absolutely loved it. So, this is me recommending that you go and watch the series. I will even put a link to the first episode right here.

Now, you may be wondering, if I discovered this adaptation in the summer why am I mentioning it now? That is a good question. There is a new adaptation of an Austen novel began recently. I am thoroughly enjoying it. New videos in the series are posted every Monday and Thursday and it’s currently 12 episodes in. The series is called Emma Approved and, as you might have guessed, is an adaptation of the novel Emma. I can’t comment on how close it is to the book or whether it has the same feel since I have not yet read Emma. But, as someone new to the story, I’m happy with it and find myself making sure I check every Monday and Thursday.

So – here is a link to the first episode of Emma Approved. I think you should seriously consider checking it out.

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