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Stories Inspired by Other Fiction

Description: This list is for books that were inspired by other books, in that they retell the story, use the same characters, or tell the story from a different perspective.

Members: 20 participating members (show all)

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1
18,524 members, 377 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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sturlington (34): Inspired by The Mysteries of Udolpho.

2
11,626 members, 209 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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aulsmith (5): Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

3
7,267 members, 207 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

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Dilara86 (1): Inspired by Jane Eyre

aulsmith (15): I didn't think this went very well with Jane Eyre.

Her_Royal_Orangeness (21): companion to Jane Eyre; tells the story of Bertha and how she met Rochester; very different from Jane Eyre in style and theme

4
6,043 members, 266 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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sturlington (14): Inspired by Three Men in a Boat. Also homage to Gaudy Night and The Moonstone.

5
6,137 members, 265 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (14): companion to Little Women; tells the story of the father Mr. March

6
5,582 members, 128 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (8): modern retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear

7
5,208 members, 203 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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sturlington (1): Inspired by Emma. Satire of rural romantic fiction popular at the time.

aulsmith (17): More heavy-handed than Austen.

8
69,795 members, 1,142 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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sturlington (2): Inspired by We.

9
25,678 members, 614 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

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aulsmith (1): Inspired by The Wizard of Oz

10
19,649 members, 732 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

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sturlington (45): Inspired by Dracula.

11
14,539 members, 577 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
12
20,779 members, 291 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (15): inspired by The Odyssey

13
10,818 members, 147 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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thorold (6): David Copperfield

14
3,472 members, 150 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

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aulsmith (14): Don't be disappointed. It's not really a mystery, but it's a really good book.

sturlington (16): Homage to the Sherlock Holmes stories.

15
1,786 members, 85 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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aulsmith (18): Based on the Aeneid.

16
1,323 members, 84 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

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aulsmith (6): Trollope's Framley Parsonage

17
719 members, 63 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

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cbl_tn (6): Hogarth Shakespeare retelling of The Winter's Tale.

18
17,570 members, 278 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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sturlington (10): Inspired by The Lost World (Doyle).

19
15,738 members, 243 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)
20
15,707 members, 868 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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sturlington (18): Jane Eyre

21
13,525 members, 265 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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sturlington (7): Inspired by Dracula.

22
13,259 members, 180 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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aulsmith (11): A rewrite of Mallory's Le Morte d'Arthur

23
8,631 members, 218 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (12): loosely based on Howards End; described by author as an "homage" to Forster's novel

24
8,607 members, 614 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

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aulsmith (2): Inspired by Harry Potter and the Narnia books.

25
4,664 members, 130 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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sturlington (8): Various fairy tales and folktales, Alice in wonderland

26
4,161 members, 304 reviews
3.02 stars (3.02 stars)

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cbl_tn (10): Pride and Prejudice

27
2,476 members, 179 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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sturlington (30): Pastiche of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels

28
2,293 members, 178 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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BookLizard (2): The servants' view of the events in Pride and Prejudice.

29
1,748 members, 197 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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sturlington (29): The Tempest

30
1,628 members, 28 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: thorold, cbl_tn

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thorold (4): Great Expectations

31
1,491 members, 160 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (3): explores the same themes as The Scarlet Letter - religion, oppression, etc. - in a futuristic setting

32
1,444 members, 211 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

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cbl_tn (17): Hogarth Shakespeare modern retelling of The Taming of the Shrew.

33
1,067 members, 66 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

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sturlington (23): Arabian nights

34
1,036 members, 63 reviews
2.82 stars (2.82 stars)

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sturlington (24): Alice in Wonderland

35
723 members, 16 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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aulsmith (19): Dr. Jekell and Mr. Hyde from the maid's pov.

36
532 members, 42 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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KimarieBee (2): inspired by Spells of Enchantment (Parslinette/Rapunzel)

37
193 members, 19 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (18): inspired by Peter Pan

39
10,945 members, 155 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: merrystar

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merrystar (6): Macbeth

40
8,954 members, 119 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: merrystar

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merrystar (7): elements of assorted stories with fairy godmothers

41
7,865 members, 391 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (9): modern retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet

42
7,117 members, 78 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)
43
5,865 members, 316 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)
44
5,691 members, 353 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)
45
5,489 members, 152 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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sturlington (3): Inspired by The Count of Monte Cristo.

46
5,317 members, 99 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

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sturlington (6): Inspired by Beowulf

47
4,850 members, 145 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: cyderry

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cyderry (1): Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie - how Peter learned to fly

48
3,233 members, 203 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

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sturlington (22): Homage to Frankenstein

49
3,082 members, 110 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

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aulsmith (4): The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley

50
2,867 members, 49 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (7): inspired by Wuthering Heights

51
2,646 members, 133 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
52
2,600 members, 101 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

53
2,532 members, 165 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (5): related to The Great Gatsby

54
2,450 members, 61 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: thorold

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thorold (7): sequel to Tom Brown's Schooldays

55
2,365 members, 50 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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sturlington (4): Myth oif Theseus

56
2,193 members, 240 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: BookLizard

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BookLizard (1): I don't want to give away what it's retelling because that discovery is part of the fun, but I will say, you don't get much more star-crossed than a human and a zombie.… (more)

57
2,080 members, 44 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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sturlington (9): The fairy tale by the same name

58
1,985 members, 55 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: kaystj

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kaystj (13): Retelling of "East of the Sun West of the Moon"

59
1,955 members, 43 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

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cbl_tn (18): Homage to H. Rider Haggard's novels.

60
1,929 members, 53 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: merrystar

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merrystar (3): Tam Lin

61
1,839 members, 178 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (16): GLBTQ retelling of Cinderella

62
1,737 members, 69 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: dara85

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dara85 (4): Inspired by Gone With the Wind

63
1,657 members, 37 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: thorold

64
1,511 members, 28 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

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sturlington (12): Sleeping beauty

65
1,308 members, 25 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: thorold

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thorold (8): The bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays in a storyline inspired by The Prisoner of Zenda

66
1,307 members, 57 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (20): Where the Wild Things Are

67
1,241 members, 34 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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sturlington (40): The Time Machine

68
1,161 members, 25 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (17): set in a world based on Tolkien's Middle-earth; shares plot points with The Lord of the Rings

69
by Brom
1,110 members, 57 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

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KimarieBee (1): inspired by Peter Pan

70
1,060 members, 69 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

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sturlington (15): Death in Venice

71
1,038 members, 34 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (19): authorized sequel to Peter Pan

72
1,019 members, 54 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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sturlington (25): Retells the H.P. Lovecraft story "The Horror at Red Hook"

73
830 members, 31 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: dara85

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dara85 (1): Based on Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

74
727 members, 58 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

75
696 members, 46 reviews
3.22 stars (3.22 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

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674 members, 62 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)
77
671 members, 85 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

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sturlington (20): Inspired by the Aeneid

78
641 members, 42 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

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cbl_tn (19): Dante's Inferno

79
580 members, 22 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: thorold

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thorold (1): Completes Jane Austen's unfinished novel, Sanditon

80
580 members, 10 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: inge87

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inge87 (2): Fantasy set in a world where Shakespeare is "The Great Historian" and everything he wrote actually happened.

81
571 members, 41 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 stars)

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sturlington (17): Inspired by The Tempest.

82
564 members, 14 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

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aulsmith (3): A re-working of Heart of Darkness

83
550 members, 68 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: kaystj

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kaystj (8): contemporary Jane Eyre, with Rochester as an aging rock star

84
549 members, 36 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

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aulsmith (10): Inspired by Joanna Russ's Whileaway stories.

85
514 members, 26 reviews
3.18 stars (3.18 stars)

Lists: kaystj

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kaystj (12): Jane Eyre in space

86
482 members, 14 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: kaystj

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kaystj (10): Retelling of Dracula from his point of view

87
473 members, 35 reviews
3.1 stars (3.1 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

88
470 members, 27 reviews
3.21 stars (3.21 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

89
467 members, 41 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: merrystar

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merrystar (1): Pride and Prejudice

90
442 members, 34 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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sturlington (33): Lovecraft

91
437 members, 39 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: kaystj

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kaystj (6): Retelling of "East of the Sun West of the Moon"

92
424 members, 44 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: dara85

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dara85 (6): Historical fiction- inspired by the Wizard of Oz. The love story of L. Frank Baum and Maud Gage and Maud's assistance in the making of the movie, The Wizard of Oz.… (more)

93
417 members, 10 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (13): inspired by Gilgamesh, the epic poem

94
394 members, 30 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

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cbl_tn (16): Modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice

95
394 members, 26 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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sturlington (43): The White People by Arthur Machen

96
393 members, 45 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (6): inspired by Bleak House

97
392 members, 24 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: kaystj

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kaystj (11): Jane Eyre with vampires

98
347 members, 18 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (2): inspired by The Turn of the Screw

99
340 members, 25 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

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sturlington (26): "The Night Ocean" by H.P. Lovecraft

100
298 members, 12 reviews
3.28 stars (3.28 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

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aulsmith (8): I didn't think this contributed anything to Dracula, but it does tell the story from Renfield's pov.

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Started by: sturlington (July 2014)

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