Classics Redux

Finn

By Jon Clinch

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(M)ore than a century ago...Mark Twain left the notoriously violent Finn, Huckleberry Finn's father, dead, surrounded by such oddities as a wooden leg and women's undergarments. But just exactly how did Finn end up in that room? Clinch takes us on a journey through the mysterious life of an unusual man.
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Two Guys From Verona

By James Kaplan

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Shakespeare's "Two Gentleman of Verona" very loosely retold in a modern, shallow, consumerist New Jersey.
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Phantom

By Susan Kay

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The beloved classic, "Phantom of the Opera", retold and expanded.
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H--: the Story of Heathcliff's Journey Back to Wuthering Heights

By Lin Haire-Sargent

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What DID happen to Heathcliff those years he was gone?
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Cosette: the Sequel to Les Miserables

By Laua Kalpakian

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A sequel to Victor Hugo's classic tale.
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Mary Reilly

By Valerie Martin

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Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" retold through the eyes of the good doctor's housekeeper.
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Wide Sargasso Sea

By Jean Rhys

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A powerfully compelling vision of what might have happened if the madwoman in the attic in Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" burned down the house and herself.
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The Wind Done Gone

By Alice Randall

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A retelling of "Gone With the Wind" from the point of view of Cindy, an illegitimate mulatto woman.
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Revenge

By Stephen Fry

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The plot follows the story of "The Count of Monte Cristo". Ned Maddstone falls victim to a cruel trick and is exiled for 20 years.
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Rhett Butler's People

By Donald McCaig

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A sequel to Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind"
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