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2008 Essay Contest

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Topic: Masterpiece Theatre Adaptations

A filmed version of a novel is an adaptation—an interpretation—of the book, in which dialogue, setting, plot elements, characters, and so forth may be changed or omitted. With reference to one of the following Austen adaptations aired on Masterpiece Theatre in 2008, discuss how such a change or omission affects element(s) or aspect(s) of the novel portrayed: Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, or Mansfield Park.

NOTE: Only first-place essays were published online prior to 2012.

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