Jennifer Gilby Roberts

Women's Fiction/Chick Lit Author

Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ to be Reborn. Again. (and the 7 Existing Versions)

on October 7, 2013

HarperCollins has asked Alexander McCall-Smith to rewrite Emma as part of their ‘Austen Project’ to modernize her books, but it’s hardly the first attempt.  My own The Dr Pepper Prophecies is based on Emma and here are a few other versions:

  • The Importance of Being Emma by Juliet Archer
  • Emmalee by Jenni James
  • Emma, Mr. Knightley, and Chili-Slaw Dogs by Mary Jane Hathaway
  • Secret Schemes and Daring Dreams by Rosie Rushton
  • Amanda by Debra White Smith
  • Only With You by Cecilia Gray (coming December 2013)

Interested?  I’ve created lists of these on, and Goodreads for your convenience (Only With You does not seem to be on Amazon yet)

Have I missed a modern version of Emma?  Leave a comment to let me know.


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