To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the publication of Twilight (2005), Stephenie Meyer is releasing a re-telling of the first novel entitled Love and Death: Twilight Reimagined later this month. This version re-imagines Bella as Beau (short for Beaufort) and Edward as Edythe.
It is reported that one of Meyer’s aims to counteract the claims that the series was anti-feminist. She is also hoping to correct some grammar. Which I think we can all empathise with – re-drafting is the bane of academic life.
The questions on everyone’s lips, however, must be: “Why Edythe? No, seriously like why make the spelling different. Why not just Edith? Like Edith Wharton? Or Emmanuelle? Or Elizabeth? Or Estella (especially given the already brilliant literary allusions that name has)? Or Eleonora? Or any of the other excellent names beginning with ‘E’?”