There are some Austen novels I haven’t seen adaptations of, or even straight to screen adaptations, because for some reason, the story does not catch me. And then there are some, I might not have read or watched, or know much about that I read crossover fanfiction for.
Yes, I do read Austen fanfiction. Mostly centered on Mary Bennet, or based on the wesberies adaptations I’ve watched.
We have established I am a nerd, yes?
- Emma is a fun story, in so far as I know it. I haven’t read the source material, but I have enjoyed Clueless tremendously and Emma Approved was also fun. (And apparently it’s coming back for more episodes, which I am tentatively excited about!
- I’m unsure whether Mansfield Park has been adapted other than the one webseries I’ve heard about, but there is one fanfiction that crosses over with Pride & Prejudice – The Odd Duck’s Quest by Sempre libre – that I reread on an almost montly basis.
- There’s something about Sense & Sensibility that I think would make for a really good modern adaptation, but I haven’t seen any anywhere yet. It’d have to be handled a little well, I think, because sisterly relationships can be done pretty shallowly, and I feel like this is an important part of the story.
Again, I don’t know all of these stories well, so I could be wrong, and if I am, feel free to tell me so! I love to learn as much as I can about Austen’s works, and any and all adaptations.