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(:title Both Sides Now:)
(:description classic stories paired with new retellings - January 2008:)

--->''I've looked at life from both sides now,\\
    From up and down, and still somehow\\
It's lifes illusions I recall -\\
I really don't know life at all.''\\

%center%- Joni Mitchell\\


Are you someone who likes to look at things from a different angle – who appreciates the unexpected point of view?  Join these novelists as they retell famous stories in the voices of “secondary characters”, and take time to revisit the originals too!

''Beowulf''\\
The classic Old English epic of heroism, dragons and monsters…\\

-->%red%''Grendel''  by John Gardner\\
    Now hear the story from the monster Grendel’s cynical viewpoint.\\

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''Jane Eyre''  by Charlotte Bronte\\
One of the greatest romantic novels, with a touch of gothic...\\

-->%red%''Wide Sargasso Sea''  by Jean Rhys\\
    Just how did the mad wife end up locked in the attic? Hear her tale, beautifully told.\\

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''Richard III''  by William Shakespeare\\
The ultimate depiction of the wicked king, murdering his innocent nephews…\\

-->%red%''Daughter of Time''  by Josephine Tey\\
    Or is the standard version Tudor propaganda?\\

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''The Adventures of Robin Hood''\\
Rob from the rich and give to the poor, with derring-do – right?....\\

-->%red%''Sheriff of Nottingham'' by Richard Kluger\\
  A virtuous man, the sheriff does his best for all the people, even poacher/outlaws.\\

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''The Wizard of Oz''  by L. Frank Baum\\
How Dorothy and her friends free Oz of the terrible Wicked Witch…\\

-->%red%''Wicked''  by Gregory Maguire\\
  Elphaba (aka Wicked Witch) fights the despotic Wizard despite a hard youth. As someone said, “It’s not easy being green.”\\

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''Emma''  by Jane Austen\\
One of Austen’s best-loved novels, about the self-absorbed Emma & her circle…\\

-->%red%''Jane Fairfax''  by Joan Aiken\\
  Another acclaimed author tells the story as Emma’s friend & rival Jane Fairfax.\\

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''Frankenstein''  by Mary Shelley\\
Shelley’s classic tale of scientific hubris and love vs. alienation…\\

-->%red%''The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein''  by  Theodore Roszak\\
  A subversive retelling by Victor Frankenstein’s sister/wife Elizabeth.\\

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''The Iliad''  by Homer\\
The epic battle of Greeks and Trojans, triggered by Helen…\\

-->%red%''The Memoirs of Helen of Troy'' by Amanda Elyot\\
  Helen sees things differently.\\

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''Rebecca''  by Daphne DuMaurier\\
What a love story! – and will it triumph over the evil Rebecca?...\\

-->%red%''Rebecca’s Tale''  by Sally Beauman\\
  Rebecca tells her side, in a manuscript found 20 years later.\\

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''Great Expectations''  by Charles Dickens\\
An awful comedown!  Pip’s benefactor isn’t Miss Havisham, but the coarse convict Magwich…\\

-->%red%''Jack Maggs''  by Peter Carey\\
  Carey’s brilliantly Dickensian novel gives the true story of Magwich/Jack Maggs.\\

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''The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes''  by Arthur Conan Doyle\\
The Great Detective out-thinks everyone, except Irene Adler…\\

-->%red%''Good Night, Mr. Holmes''  by Carole Nelson Douglas\\
  Irene tells her story, with a woman’s touch.\\

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''The Diary of Samuel Pepys''\\
Not fiction, but novelistic in its complexity, scope, and storytelling…\\

-->%red%''Jem (and Sam)''  by Ferdinand Mount\\
  Jem resents Pepys’ success, & even more being relegated to minor status in the diary; here’s his life story.\\

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''Robinson Crusoe''  by Daniel Defoe\\
Marooned but resourceful, Crusoe survives & rescues “Friday”, who becomes his faithful servant…\\

-->%red%''Foe''  by J.M. Coetze\\
  Told by a woman Coetze adds to the story, the tale is turned upside-down and raises issues of gender, racism & colonialism.\\

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''Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde''  by Robert Louis Stevenson\\
The inner, evil Mr. Hyde gradually takes over the gentle scientist Dr. Jekyll…\\

-->%red%''Mary Reilly''  by Valerie Martin\\
  What was it like to be Dr. Jekyll’s servant?  Local author Valerie Martin shows us.\\

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''Moby Dick''  by Herman Melville\\
All that matters to Ahab is his quest for the White Whale; his wife, like everything else, is left behind…\\

-->%red%''Ahab’s Wife''  by Sena Jeter Naslund\\
  Una finds fulfillment & happiness in a life fully lived while the harpoon-wielding whale-killers come to a bad end.\\

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''King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table''\\
Chivalry and heroic deeds, versus the villainy of Morgan le Fay & Mordred…\\

-->%red%''Mordred, Bastard Son''  by Douglas Clegg\\
  Mordred sees things differently, though his story is as dark as can be.\\

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''Cupid and Psyche'' (in Mythology by Edith Hamilton)
Psyche’s dream-come-true, undone by her jealous sisters…
-->%red%''Till We Have Faces''  by C.S. Lewis\\
  Wonderful “autobiography” of one of the sisters, giving her version of the tale.

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Forbes Library\\
Northampton, MA\\

January (the two-faced), 2008\\
compiled by Rick Hart

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