December 21, 2007

Eliot and Trollope

The Egalitarian Bookworm has a review of George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, both the book and the Andrew Davies adaptation. Speaking of classics, I recently read Anthony Trollope's Orley Farm and thought it would make for a fantastic adaptation, but I took a quick look at IMDB and couldn't find evidence of one. Orley Farm has all the legal thrills of a John Grisham book/film, plus several love triangles, making it ripe for dramatization. The connection between the two books? Trollope's theme is Justice, or the lack thereof, and the bigotry against a Jewish cross-examiner by his hypocritical peers and other "gentlemen" and "gentlewomen" plays a role in his argument. --Kim

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