Category: Classic Books

Ranking the 16 Best Adaptations of the Beauty and the Beast Story

The Beauty and the Beast story is a tale as old as time. From Cupid and Psyche to the lesser-known...

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‘Cold Comfort Farm’ Book Review: A Futurist, Romantic Parody Score 80%

‘Cold Comfort Farm’ Book Review: A Futurist, Romantic Parody

Thus, begins Cold Comfort Farm, setting the tone for this tale of one young busybody, Miss Flora Poste. Cold Comfort Farm is a comedic novel, a gentle parody of romantic pastoral novels, of societal mores and the like.

It is also a futuristic novel, set in the near future (from 1932), after the fictional Anglo-Nicaraguan War of 1946, in which there are TV phones, and people jet around in private planes, flying themselves here and there.

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‘Ophelia’ Review: This is What Happens When ‘Hamlet’ is Told From the Female Perspective Score 90%

‘Ophelia’ Review: This is What Happens When ‘Hamlet’ is Told From the Female Perspective

Movie magic and thrilling female empowerment happen when Hamlet is told from the female perspective in Ophelia – a mostly brilliant re-imagining of Shakespeare’s tragic tale.

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‘Mansfield Park’ 1999 Review: A Unique and Controversial Adaptation Score 97%

‘Mansfield Park’ 1999 Review: A Unique and Controversial Adaptation

Patricia Rozema’s Mansfield Park (1999) is a unique and brazen adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, bringing out the book’s themes and morals in interesting ways.

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Where to Watch the Best Jane Austen Movies Right Now

After intense research, I’ve organized a list of where to watch Jane Austen movies on various streaming services right now. If a movie’s only available to rent/buy digitally or only on DVD, I’ll let you know. 

From faithful adaptations such as the iconic ’95 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth to modern-day retellings like Clueless, there’s plenty of Jane Austen movies and TV shows to watch.

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: An Intelligent Period Drama That Will Make You Think Score 93%

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: An Intelligent Period Drama That Will Make You Think

Miniseries Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a three-part...

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10 Amazing Books That Inspired Fantastic Period Dramas

Sometimes, great movies and TV shows are based on equally amazing books. When going through a...

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Jamaica Inn (1983): A Delightful Bag of Gothic Goodies Score 96%

Jamaica Inn (1983): A Delightful Bag of Gothic Goodies

Vintage TV Miniseries Review: Jamaica Inn (1983) Jamaica Inn is a veritable bag of Gothic goodies....

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