Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Five famous books with sequels…
...which were not written by the original authors.
1. Pride and Prejudice
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues, by Linda Berdoll
Desire and Duty : A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, by Ted Bader
Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, by Diana Birchall
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Jane Austen published six novels, but there are over sixty sequels to these in print.
2. Gone with the Wind
Scarlett, by Alexandra Ripley
Rhett Butler’s People, by Donald McCaig
Margaret Mitchell refused to write a sequel herself; as far as she was concerned, the story ended where it had to end. The show did not have to go on. I think she was right. With GWTW’s inimitable ending, readers can imagine how it might have continued, and what we dream up for ourselves is often more compelling and satisfying than someone else’s creation.
Mrs de Winter, by Susan Hill
Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman
4. Wuthering Heights
Heathcliff: The Sequel to Wuthering Heights, by Lin Haire-Sargeant
Return to Wuthering Heights, by Anna L'Estrange
5. Peter Pan
Peter Pan in Scarlet, by Geraldine McCaughrean
Wendy, by Karen Wallace
Nothing for Captain Hook? :(