26 Books That Give Iconic Literary Characters A Different Story

It is a truth universally acknowledged that people love a fresh spin on a classic.

Last month, we asked BuzzFeed Book Club members to share their favorite retellings of classic novels, in honor of our June selection, Anna K by Jenny Lee. Here are the books that got the most love:

1. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

2. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

3. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

4. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

5. Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

6. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

7. Sansei and Sensibility by Karen Tei Yamashita

8. Pride by Ibi Zoboi

9. The Hours by Michael Cunningham

10. Telling Tales by Patience Agbabi

11. Cress by Marissa Meyer

12. Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

13. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

14. On Beauty by Zadie Smith

15. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

16. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

17. Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra

18. If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

19. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

20. The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

21. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

22. Ophelia by Lisa Klein

23. Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

24. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

25. By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

26. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Do you have a favorite retelling that's not on this list? Tell us in the comments!

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