Val McDermid to Revisit Northanger Abbey
7th Aug 2012
Harper Collins have commissioned three contemporary authors to rework classic Austen novels:
Joanna Trollope will take on Sense and Sensibility, with the book anticipated in 2013. Curtis Sittenfeld will rework Pride and Prejudice. McDermid’s take on Northanger Abbey will be the third book of the series, expected early 2014.
Gothic–novel obsessed teen, Catherine Morland is bound to face a 21st century Northanger Abbey filled with even more terror and suspense at the hands of one of the most accomplished crime writers in contemporary fiction. McDermid has promised to add a heightened ‘frisson of fear’ to the narrative of Austen’s most misunderstood text.
Which Jane Austen novel would be your pick for a re-write? And who would be your contemporary writer of choice to go about the job?
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