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Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel ‘Sanditon’ Being Adapted for Television

A hotter, sexier adaptation of the novel that Jane Austen was working on when she died is being developed by Andrew Davies, reports The Guardian. Davies previously wrote the screenplays for the BBC’s War and Peace and Pride and Prejudice.


With only eleven chapters completed upon Austen’s death in 1817, Sanditon focuses on Charlotte Haywood as she bears witness to the business minded Mr. Parker’s efforts to transform the titular seaside town from a quaint fishing village into a luxury resort.


The sex appeal comes into play with the main selling point of the show reportedly being “quite a bit of nude bathing” along with the Austen staples of feisty female protagonists and eligible bachelors abound.


This latest effort will join a host of other adaptations of Sanditon which fancied themselves continuations of the original. With only eleven chapters from the original manuscript to work with, many have tried to complete the work, based upon Austen’s fragment. Here’s to hoping Davies’ production enthralls lovers of epic period pieces.



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