Melville, 'Moby Duck' -- Ahab meets Donald
Twain, 'Tom Lawyer' -- enterprising young Southern boy grows up to sue people who don't paint their fences
Twain, 'Huckleberry Fink' -- young Southern boy betrays his Negro friend Joe ... Oh, wait ...
Longfellow, 'Evangelise' -- 'This is the parish primeval. The murmuring pews and the hymnals ...'
Eliot, 'Middlematch' -- Fred marries Mary, Rosamund marries Lydgate, Dorothea marries Ladislaw ... Oh, wait ...
Eliot, 'Silas Garner' -- misanthropic weaver becomes private detective and Polaroid pitchman
Austen, 'Mansfield Perk' -- Fanny meets nice young clergyman Edmund at a church coffee social
Austen, 'Erma' -- gossipy young girl becomes motherly humor columnist
Dickens, 'Break House' -- parties in a long-running legal case relieve the tension by vigorous dancing
Dickens, 'A Sale of Two Cities' -- between Brexit and the gilets jaunes
, corporate offices flee London and Paris en masse
Shakespeare, 'Rodeo and Juliet' -- sheltered young girl meets dream boyfriend at a barrel race
Shakespeare, 'As You Mike It' -- Jaques is a DJ in the night club of Arden
Shakespeare, 'King Leaf' --an aging cicada cries out against the ravages of time