Movies Based on Books!

Many thanks to Dorothea B. for doing the research for this page. Below you will find listed the movies Jane has done throughout her career which have books available upon which the movies were based. Where there is a page for the movie, the book information is also listed there.


Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble (2000) Fanny Kemble: Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839, available at amazon.com

Yesterday's Children (2000) Jenny Cockell: Across Time and Death : a mother's search for her past life children (published in 1994), available at amazon.com

A Marriage of Convenience (1998) Georgia Bockoven: A Marriage of Convenience, out of print. For two behind-the-scenes stories from the author of "Marriage of Convenience," read this and this.

The New Swiss Family Robinson (1999) Johann David Wyss: Swiss Family Robinson, available at the On-Line Books Page

Heidi (1993) Johanna Spyri: Heidi, available at amazon.com

Memories of Midnight (1991) Sidney Sheldon: Memories of Midnight, available at amazon.com

Matters of the Heart (1990) Barbara Wersba: The Country of the Heart, out of print

War and Remembrance (1989) Herman Wouk: War and Remembrance, available at amazon.com

Crossings by Danielle Steel, available at amazon.com

Jamaica Inn (1985) Daphne du Maurier: Jamaica Inn, available at amazon.com

The Sun Also Rises (1984) Ernest Hemingway: Fiesta (The Sun also Rises), available at amazon.com

Phantom of the Opera (1983) Gaston Leroux: Phantom of the opera, available at amazon.com and The Online Books Page

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) Emmuska Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel & Eldorado (two of 10 books about the Scarlet Pimpernel), available at amazon.com and The Online Books Page

East of Eden (1981) John Steinbeck: East of Eden, available at amazon.com

Somewhere in Time (1980) Richard Matheson: Somewhere in Time, available at amazon.com

The Awakening Land (1978) Conrad Richter: The Awakening Land (trilogy of novels - "The Trees", "The Fields", "The Town"), out of print

The Four Feathers (1977) A. E. Mason: The Four Feathers (abridged), available at amazon.com

Seventh Avenue - Norman Bogner: Seventh Avenue, available at amazon.com

Captains and the Kings (1976) Taylor Caldwell: Captains and the Kings, available at amazon.com

Our Mutual Friend (1976) Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend, available at amazon.com and the On-Line Books page

James Bond: Live and Let Die (1973) Ian Fleming: Live and Let Die, available at amazon.com

Frankenstein Mary W. Shelley: Frankenstein, available at amazon.com and On-Line Books page

Young Winston (1972) Winston Churchill: My Early Life, available at amazon.com