I was idly channel surfing yesterday when I stumbled on Pride and Prejudice. Since it was a commercial break, I hit the Info button on the remote to see which version it was -- my favorite is the recent remake with Keira Knightly. The one line plot summary was "A man begins a convoluted relationship with a woman." That struck me as such a hilarious capsule characterization of the novel that I decided to see whether I could come up with some others. Then it occurred to me to issue a challenge to my readers to post their efforts as comments to this blog post.
Here are my first tries:
The Odyssey -- Married man goes off to war and takes a long time getting home.
Don Quixote -- Aging bachelor has issues with wind farms.
Hamlet -- Young man gets girl, think he loses girl, takes it hard.
OK. Now it is your turn.