September 1, 2008

Austen Gets the Frankenstein Treatment?

From the Telegraph:

The questing pioneers at ITV's programming laboratory have noted that both Pride and Prejudice and Life on Mars are popular with the public, and decided to fuse the two, to form one bold, innovative, and utterly preposterous new whole.

The premise of Lost in Austen is that a young woman from present-day London suddenly finds herself travelling back in time to the early 19th century, where she becomes a character in Pride and Prejudice. (Read the rest of the article.)



  1. Anonymous12:37 PM

    whaddaya mean "huh?" please don't tell me that you haven't ever fantasized about being zapped back in time, as yourself, into the plot of P & P. isn't that fantasy kinda par for the course?

    or is jane eyre your poison?

    (love your blog, by the way!)

  2. Point well-taken, but hopefully they will do a semi-decent job because I fear it could go horribly awry. Glad you like the blog!

  3. i think i read somewhere that it's based on a book that came out in recent years?

    i'm torn. i don't know whether to be excited about it...because obviously i've daydreamed about being whisked away to snog mr. darcy....or just plain offended.

  4. If we can love something as cheesy as "Somewhere In Time," then you KNOW we will be eating this up! I'm down!

  5. I kind of love this idea too. Do you think she'll be a "new" character or one that's already been referred to in the book?

    I agree with Claire. This blog is great.