Reading Midnight Sun has had me considering what perspective changes about or gives to a story (besides fiery throats), and I went looking in our catalog for other retold stories. Here’s a few familiar stories from new and unusual perspectives.
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys: a retelling of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë from the perspective of Mrs. Rochester.
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, is a retelling of An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser, from the perspective of one of the hotel maids.
March by Geraldine Brooks is the story of Mr. March, from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
Home by Marilynne Robinson is a re-telling of her novel Gilead, but from Rev. Robert Boughton’s perspective.
“The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy by Mary Street is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen from his point of view.
Crucial Conversations by May Sarton is a series of connected conversations from the points of view of multiple characters.
The Ghosts of Kerfol by Deborah Noyes is a set of connected stories that branches off from Edith Wharton’s Kerfol.
And if you find any other stories that Edward has decided to re-tell, let me know! I’ll be curious to see what else sets his throat on fire.