I’m always amazed at the wildly original plot lines authors still manage to invent. There seems to be no end to the creativity of our favorite authors. And yet, something every bit as magical can happen when a writer revisits a classic plot, and re-imagines it through new eyes. Suddenly, the characters spring back to life; old issues are given new meanings; the plot can feel refreshed by a new setting and time period—and the best part? A whole new generation can fall in love with a classic all over again.
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