'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' and 14 other modern twists on classic novels

by Stacia Affelt
Feb 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET
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Sure, you know about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but have you seen these 14 other classic twists?

1 /15: 'Little Women and Me'

1/15 :'Little Women and Me'

In this story by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Emily is fed up with being the middle child. So when she gets an assignment to change a classic novel, she chooses Little Women.

2 /15: 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

2/15 :'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

Seth Grahame-Smith expands on the beloved Jane Austen novel with comedic scenes of zombie mayhem.

3 /15: 'My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park'

3/15 :'My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park'

Author Cindy Jones tells the story of a contemporary woman, Lily, who spends the summer at a Jane Austen literary festival.

4 /15: 'Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters'

4/15 :'Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters'

The Dashwood sisters are sent to live on an island filled with giant lobsters and two-headed sea creatures in this parody novel by Ben H. Winters.

5 /15: 'The Cake House'

5/15 :'The Cake House'

In this retelling of Hamlet, Latifah Salom features a female main character who is just as unstable as the original.

6 /15: 'Great'

6/15 :'Great'

In this adaptation by Sara Benincasa, a young girl heads to the Hamptons for the summer, where she encounters drama similar to that in The Great Gatsby.

7 /15: 'Catherine'

7/15 :'Catherine'

April Lindner weaves modern romance and mystery in this retelling of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights.

8 /15: 'Marly's Ghost'

8/15 :'Marly's Ghost'

Swapping Christmas with Valentine's Day, David Levithan takes his character Ben through a Dickens-like past, present and future.

9 /15: 'This Dark Endeavor'

9/15 :'This Dark Endeavor'

Serving as a prequel to the Frankenstein classic, this novel by Kenneth Oppel gives you a glimpse of Victor Frankenstein's life before his monstrous creation.

10 /15: 'Railsea'

10/15 :'Railsea'

This remake by China Miéville turns the classic Moby Dick tale into a science-fiction thriller.

11 /15: 'The Innocents'

11/15 :'The Innocents'

Francesca Segal recasts The Age of Innocence into a smart and funny tale of a modern twentysomething.

12 /15: 'Tiger Lily'

12/15 :'Tiger Lily'

Before Wendy came along, Tiger Lily was the object of Peter Pan's affection in Jodi Lynn Anderson's reimagined version of the original tale.

13 /15: 'Juliet Immortal'

13/15 :'Juliet Immortal'

What would happen if Romeo were the enemy instead of the love interest? Stacey Jay answers that question in her modern adaptation.

14 /15: 'The Fool's Girl'

14/15 :'The Fool's Girl'

Spun from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, this novel by Celia Rees is set in Elizabethian England where Violetta must revive her kingdom.

15 /15: 'New Girl'

15/15 :'New Girl'

Paige Harbison retells the story of Rebecca through the eyes of someone haunted by the past of a missing girl.