Some stories are so moving, so ubiquitous, that we can’t get them out of our collective mind—Shakespeare, Jane Austen, childhood fairy tales. These pieces of literature are undeniable classics.
These inspired authors have reimagined beloved novels and iconic characters in a fresh way. They delve deeply into these well-loved favorites and use them as jumping off points to explore new settings, eras, and characters. Here are eleven of our favorite contemporary retellings of classic literature.