Movies and TV: British Literature Adaptations

Looking to immerse yourself in the world of British literature turned television? Genevieve Valentine over at The AV Club shares “10 Period Pieces to Cheat English 205: British Literature on TV“. She notes what specific value the adaption brings and how each title plays an important role in the larger canon. Below check out some of her top ten as well as her bonus extra credit titles:


Cover of Alice In Wonderland (1966) Cover of Middlemarch (1994) Cover of Persuasion (1995)







Alice in Wonderland (1966)
Middlemarch (1994)
Persuasion (1995)

Cover of Return To Cranford (2009)Cover of The Way We Live Now (2001) Cover of Pride And Prejudice (1995)







Return to Cranford (2008)
The Way We Live Now (2001)
Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Cover of Wives And Daughters (1999)Cover of The Mayor Of Casterbridge (2003) Cover of North And South (2004)

Wives and Daughters (1999)
The Mayor of Casterbridge (2003)
North and South (2004)

Cover of The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall (1996) Cover of Bleak House (2005) Cover of The Woman In White (1997)







The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)
Bleak House (2005)
The Woman In White (1997)