In honor of the release of Jane Austen Made Me Do It tomorrow, I decree this a special Jane Austen-themed “if you like”.
If you like modernizations of Austen stories, you’ll probably like:
— the movie, Clueless (aka Emma in LA);
— Shannon Hale’s Austenland;
— Beth Patillo’s Jane Austen Ruined My Life.
If you like continuations of Austen novels, you’ll probably like:
— Elizabeth Aston’s Mr. Darcy’s Daughters;
— Jane Aiken Hodge’s vaguely depressing and yet intriguing Austen sequels;
— the BBC mini-series, Lost in Austen, which flips P&P on its head while still in progress.
If you like mystery novels involving Austen or her characters, you’ll probably like:
— Stephanie Barron’s Jane Austen and series, starting with Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor;
— Carrie Bebris’ Pride and Prescience and sequels.
I know I’ve left tons of things out, so let the games– er, recommendations begin! What are your favorite Austen spin-offs?