The Instagram of Dorian Gray and other imaginary updated novels

Now that Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility have been taken over by zombies and sea monsters, respectively, and Huck Finn is being rewritten to replace Jim's character with a robot (because then nobody could possible be offended. Ever.), which classic novels are next for a 21st Century update?


Writing for the National Post, Mark Medley notes that the literary update has a grand novelistic tradition — just take Ulysses or The Hours. But the imaginary novels artist Steve Murray came up with to accompany the article are fairly horrifying. Read the article to see Murray's The Babies Karamozov and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, and their Friend, Gary.

Make lit new: Are retold tales a new fad or the latest incarnation of a rich tradition? [National Post via Popped Culture]

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