Friday Fives | Jane Austen Adaptations

Posted December 16, 2022 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in friday fives / 0 Comments

I started Friday Fives back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to Friday Fives instead to have more room for topics.

247 years ago today, Jane Austen was born. The brilliant author who brought us some of our favorite stories, many of which are still adapted or modernized for today’s audience. Here are my favorite adaptations in no particular order.

I just absolutely love how the story was modernized but still kept with the source material! It’s such a fun way to see Pride and Prejudice play out, plus it helps that each episode is only a few minutes long.

Emma is my favorite Jane Austen! I’m all about character growth and arcs and out of all the characters in each book, Emma’s arc is so beautiful to read. Or in this case watch. This movie kept so well to the book, including keeping the humor.

I know, I’m in the minority when I saw that this is my favorite Pride and Prejudice adaptation, but I don’t care. I’ve tried to watch the BBC one and kept getting distracted or falling asleep.

I have to have this one on the list! Jane Austen plus murder? Yes, please! This was such a fun read with a great mystery while still maintaining the characters and themes from the original text. Of course, the story deviates (cause murder) but for the most part, the main plot points are all present.

A sapphic Pride and Prejudice retelling with the fake-dating trope (one of my favorite tropes)! I’ve read this book 2 times and have loved it each time. The characters chemistry just jumps off the page and the growth both characters go through is beautiful to watch.

Happy Reading Darlings (and Happy Birthday to Jane)!

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