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WBC 25 Point Challenge

I think that I get to pick a challenge, but I haven't been following the board too closely the last month so I am not totally sure. 

In any case, I have had this one in the back of my head for a long time, so here it is.

Read a classic and a sequel/spinoff by another author.

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  • Great idea! I like it. Although I can't think of anything right now.
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  • The only one that comes to mind right away is Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea
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  • There's a lot for Pride and Prejudice.

    Gone with the Wind and either Scarlett or Rhett Butler's People.

    There is an author named Emma Tennant who has written several spin-offs of different classics.

    Cool idea!

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  • Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock in Love by Sena Jeter Naslund. She also wrote Ahab's Wife, which would be another one that could work, with Moby D!ck.
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  • More ideas:

    author Paula Marantz Cohen has a few that are modern day Jane Austen stories-- one of them:

    Persuasion and Jane Austen in Scarsdale

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  • Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones Diary... I think right?

    There are also some on Shakespeare... But I can't think of any at the moment... 

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  • Hmm, would the Wizard of Oz be considered a classic?  If so, I'm probably doing that and Wicked.

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    Hmm, would the Wizard of Oz be considered a classic?

    I vote yes.

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    Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones Diary... I think right?

    There are also some on Shakespeare... But I can't think of any at the moment... 

    Bridget Jones is a retelling of P&P. To me, that's different than a sequel/spin off. A sequel/spin off seems to indicate a new story with the same characters. More specifically, a sequel is a continuation of the original story. A spin off is a new story told from the POV of a secondary character. (Example of a spin off is the TV show Frasier from the Cheers original.)

    A retelling is the same story, told in a different way, often a different setting or with some sort of twist. Bridget Jones is a modern version. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a retelling with zombies (however there is a sequel coming out, which I think would fit). Even Twilight is technically a loose retelling of P&P (most apparent in the third act of both books).

    Right? This doesn't include retellings?

    Anyway, this task sounds fun! 

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  • Rebecca has a sequel called Mrs. deWinter by Susan Hill. 

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    Hmm, would the Wizard of Oz be considered a classic?

    I vote yes.

    I think it would count. Wizard of Oz is definitely a classic. It's in the public domain. Wicked is technically both a spin off (different story and POV from original) but also a retelling because it mirrors parts of the original, but not for most of the book. Since those parts are so minor, I think it is more clearly defined as a spin off.

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