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11/05/2013 11:19 am ET

Books That Tweak (Not Twerk!) Great Classics

Picador

Originally posted on Kirkus

Writers are always borrowing from one another, across centuries and continents. It’s the writers who aren’t just borrowing but building on what previous writers have created who we’re interested in. Ronald Frame’s novel "Havisham," for example, puts the jilted malefactor from "Great Expectations" on center stage, imagining the life of a woman Charles Dickens left a mystery. "Havisham" is newly released in the United States but check out the other enticing sequels of a sort in this week’s list.

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10 Books That Tweak Great Classics

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