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Retellings, sequels, prequels, and re-imaginings

November 30th, 2020 · No Comments · Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch, West Branch

When someone says the word ‘fanfiction’ you might think of something a teenager wrote about One Direction and posted on Wattpad, or Hugo Award winning website Archive of Our Own. But did you know that some fanfiction actually gets published? And we even have some in our library? Oxford dictionary defines it as “fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, etc.”, so books like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith or Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye are technically fanfiction. Retellings and variations of classic books and characters like these are more popular than one might realize.

Enjoy some of your favorite characters in these variations, prequels, and sequels of classic books like Pride and Prejudice or Madame Bovaray. See Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot take on new adventures with different authors. Interested in creating your own stories like this for National Novel Writing Month? See what characters are available in public domain here.

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