Monday, July 26, 2010

CSN Giveaway Winner & Mailbox Monday

Now onto the mailbox,  
From Publishers 
"Watch out Edward Cullen! Meet Mr. Knightley…The Vampire
Screenwriter Wayne Josephson Gives Jane Austen’s Emma Some Bite. Literally.
From Bela Lugosi’s portrayal of the Count in the 1931 film Dracula, to the hit 90s TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer, to the modern-day HBO series True Blood and the blockbuster book and film franchise Twilight, the vampire has evolved from a being that wreaks horror on humans to one that wreaks havoc on the affairs of the heart.

Pop culture continues its fascination with vampires in the latest classics mashup Emma and the Vampires (ISBN:9781402241345; AUGUST 10, 2010 by Wayne Josephson.

The Regency-era comedy of manners finds Jane Austen’s beloved title character, Emma Woodhouse, attempting to arrange the affairs of the young ladies and gentleman vampires, including Mr. Knightley, in her social circle with delightfully disastrous results.

Emma and the Vampires reflects the author’s passion for retelling the great classics of literature for a modern-day audience. Josephson originally rewrote Emma for his teenage daughter, who then suggested he add vampires given their popularity in books, TV, and film. 

Emma is the most popular Jane Austen novel with young adult readers, and continues to delight audiences today, including the loose adaptation of the story in 1995’s Clueless, starring Alicia Silverstone, and the 1996 film adaptation with Gwyneth Paltrow portraying Emma.

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  1. I seccond that congratulations!

  2. Congratulations, thewideworldof. You will enjoy shopping on
    I haven't yet read any of the mashups. I really should try one.

  3. Librarypat, this will be my first mashup too. This one I have a feeling will be better for me because as my husband likes to say I am a big "puss puss". I get scared really easy I do not absolutely do not like anything scary. I figure YA has to be the best place to start.


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