You know how it says in the Bible “Of the making of books there is no end,” and “there is nothing new under the sun”? It’s true.
The furniture and fashions differ, but as I’ve said before (and will say again) “The oldest engines haul the heaviest freight.”
While on my way to and from Boskone I listened to an audiobook version of Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone. And while down in Connecticut the past couple of days I watched The Wings of Eagles and 3 Godfathers, both directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. I had never seen either film, nor read the book. I found them diverting.
Times change, fashions change, furniture changes, but a story doesn’t need to be new. It just has to be new to the reader.