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The Guardian: Ten of the Best & the Books That Inspired Them

The source article in The Guardian offers fascinating insights into the links between the older work and its modern 'update'. The links may be more complicated than my straightforward challenge suggests.
Just in case it is not obvious to you, the layout is pairs of older/newer book.
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from theguardian.com · made by Markd9528
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King Lear (William Shakespeare)
King Lear (William Shakespeare)
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A Thousand Acres (Jane Smiley)
A Thousand Acres (Jane Smiley)
3
Othello (William Shakespeare)
Othello (William Shakespeare)
4
The Last Weekend (Blake Morrison)
The Last Weekend (Blake Morrison)
5
Amphitryon (Plautus)
Amphitryon (Plautus)
6
The Infinities (John Banville)
The Infinities (John Banville)
7
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
8
Heliopolis (James Scudamore)
Heliopolis (James Scudamore)
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9
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
10
Gemma Bovery (Posy Simmonds)
Gemma Bovery (Posy Simmonds)
11
Howards End (E.M. Forster)
Howards End (E.M. Forster)
12
On Beauty (Zadie Smith)
On Beauty (Zadie Smith)
13
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Odyssey (Homer)
14
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
15
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
16
Last Orders (Graham Swift)
Last Orders (Graham Swift)
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17
The Ambassadors (Henry James)
The Ambassadors (Henry James)
18
Foreign Bodies (Cynthia Ozick)
Foreign Bodies (Cynthia Ozick)
19
Faust (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
Faust (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
20
Doctor Faustus (Thomas Mann)
Doctor Faustus (Thomas Mann)
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