By Elisa Valerie Thieme
McDermid follows the plot constitution very heavily and the reinterpretation of the resource textual content mainly lies within the temporal, linguistic and cultural replace. The plot is determined in an envi-ronment shifted by way of 2 hundred years, bathtub has been swapped for the now extra fashiona-ble Edinburgh pageant Fringe and just about all characters are expertly tweeting, texting, and posting “selfies” on fb. while Austen got down to write an fun burlesque and a vindication of novel studying, McDermid’s edition goals at wonderful the Austen-familiar readers and at humouring them via making use of a “modern twist”.
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