Retellings and the Classics They're Based On

Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804141314
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Published: Hogarth - May 16th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The beloved author of The Handmaid’s Tale reimagines Shakespeare’s final, great play, The Tempest, in a gripping and emotionally rich novel of passion and revenge.
 


The Tempest (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780743482837
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2004

The authoritative edition of The Tempest from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for both students and general readers.

Putting romance onstage, The Tempest gives us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, Antonio.


The Gap of Time: William Shakespeare' The Winter's Tale Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804141376
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Published: Hogarth - June 21st, 2016

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s “late plays.” It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is found and brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of extraordinary events, father and daughter, and eventually mother too, are reunited.


The Winter's Tale (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743484893
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 1st, 2005

The Winter’s Tale, one of Shakespeare’s very late plays, is filled with improbabilities.


Shylock Is My Name: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804141345
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Published: Hogarth - October 11th, 2016

Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson brings his singular brilliance to this modern re-imagining of one of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable characters: Shylock
 


The Merchant of Venice (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743477567
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 1st, 2004

In The Merchant of Venice, the path to marriage is hazardous. To win Portia, Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her father’s will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests. If he fails, he may never marry at all.

Bassanio and Portia also face a magnificent villain, the moneylender Shylock.


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Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).


The Odyssey: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Homer, Robert Fagles (Translated by), Bernard Knox (Introduction by), Bernard Knox (Notes by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780140268867
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 1st, 1997

The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles

A Penguin Classic

 


The Song of Achilles: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”
—Ann Patchett


The Iliad: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Homer, Robert Fagles (Translated by), Bernard Knox (Introduction by), Bernard Knox (Notes by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780140275360
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 1st, 1998

The great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles, and featured in the Netflix series The OA

A Penguin Classic
 


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Frankissstein Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802129499
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Published: Grove Press - October 1st, 2019

Since her astonishing debut at twenty-five with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson has achieved worldwide critical and commercial success as "one of the most daring and inventive writers of our time" (Elle).


Frankenstein Cover Image
By Mary Shelley, Maurice Hindle (Editor), Maurice Hindle (Introduction by), Maurice Hindle (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780141439471
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 6th, 2003

The world’s most famous work of horror fiction: a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis (Myths) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781847671868
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Published: Canongate Us - January 1st, 2009

From the astonishingly talented writer of The Accidental and Hotel World comes Ali Smith's brilliant retelling of Ovid's gender-bending myth of Iphis and Ianthe, as seen through the eyes of two Scottish sisters.


Metamorphoses Cover Image
By Ovid, David Raeburn (Translated by), Denis Feeney (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780140447897
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 3rd, 2004

Ovid’s sensuous and witty poem, in an accessible translation by David Raeburn


On Beauty: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143037743
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Published: Penguin Books - August 29th, 2006

Winner of the 2006 Orange Prize for fiction, another bestselling masterwork from the celebrated author of Swing Time and White Teeth


Howards End (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780679722557
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Published: Vintage - March 13th, 1989

First published in 1910, Howards End is the novel that earned E. M. Forster recognition as a major writer. Soon to be a limited series on Starz.


Everything Under: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555978266
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 23rd, 2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

An eerie, watery reimagining of the Oedipus myth set on the canals of Oxford, from the author of Fen


Oedipus Rex (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486268774
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Published: Dover Publications - June 1st, 1991

Considered by many the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies, Oedipus Rex is Sophocles' finest play and a work of extraordinary power and resonance. Aristotle considered it a masterpiece of dramatic construction and refers to it frequently in the Poetics.