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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, tell the story from a different perspective, or just pay homage to the original story.

Members: 20 participating members (show all)

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1
15,824 members, 329 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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sturlington (43): Inspired by The Mysteries of Udolpho.

2
10,567 members, 183 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

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aulsmith (5): Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

3
6,083 members, 176 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 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
5,644 members, 250 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

5
5,343 members, 236 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

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sturlington (2): Inspired by Three Men in a Boat. Also homage to Gaudy Night and The Moonstone.

6
5,065 members, 105 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

7
59,876 members, 958 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

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sturlington (3): Inspired by We.

8
23,361 members, 570 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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aulsmith (1): Inspired by The Wizard of Oz

9
13,332 members, 510 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)
10
4,564 members, 185 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

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sturlington (5): Inspired by Emma. Satire of rural romantic fiction popular at the time.

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

11
18,037 members, 249 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (15): inspired by The Odyssey

12
9,868 members, 127 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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thorold (6): David Copperfield

13
3,219 members, 136 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 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 (28): Homage to the Sherlock Holmes stories.

14
1,421 members, 71 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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aulsmith (18): Based on the Aeneid.

15
1,032 members, 65 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

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aulsmith (6): Trollope's Framley Parsonage

16
494 members, 55 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

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

17
17,893 members, 692 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

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sturlington (0): Inspired by Dracula.

18
14,755 members, 235 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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sturlington (7): Inspired by The Lost World (Doyle).

19
14,138 members, 808 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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sturlington (8): Jane Eyre

20
12,239 members, 158 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

21
11,380 members, 222 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

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sturlington (10): Inspired by Dracula.

22
7,864 members, 191 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

23
6,742 members, 533 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

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

24
3,813 members, 100 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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sturlington (11): Various fairy tales and folktales, Alice in wonderland

25
3,396 members, 278 reviews
3.02 stars (3.02 stars)

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cbl_tn (10): Pride and Prejudice

26
1,890 members, 152 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

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

27
1,485 members, 25 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: thorold, cbl_tn

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thorold (4): Great Expectations

28
1,390 members, 146 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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

29
1,127 members, 94 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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sturlington (41): Pastiche of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels

30
1,052 members, 163 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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sturlington (36): The Tempest

31
1,031 members, 189 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

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

32
754 members, 50 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

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sturlington (34): Arabian nights

33
716 members, 50 reviews
2.83 stars (2.83 stars)

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sturlington (35): Alice in Wonderland

34
663 members, 14 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

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

35
425 members, 37 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

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

36
153 members, 15 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (18): inspired by Peter Pan

38
15,974 members, 1,070 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

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sturlington (13): Jungle Book

39
14,423 members, 234 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: angekenn, kaystj

Thumbs down: sturlington

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sturlington (0): Inspired by Pride and Prejudice.

40
9,958 members, 144 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

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sturlington (27): Partly inspired by Wizard of Oz

41
7,775 members, 192 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

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sturlington (14): Novella inspired by Beowulf

42
7,186 members, 374 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

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

43
6,157 members, 115 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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sturlington (15): The Robber Bridegroom, very loosely

44
4,654 members, 124 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

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sturlington (16): Inspired by The Count of Monte Cristo.

45
4,649 members, 85 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

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sturlington (17): Inspired by Beowulf

46
4,173 members, 138 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: cyderry

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

47
2,815 members, 97 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

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

48
2,621 members, 42 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (7): inspired by Wuthering Heights

49
2,610 members, 203 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)
50
2,367 members, 162 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (5): related to The Great Gatsby

51
2,357 members, 99 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

52
2,137 members, 54 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: thorold

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

53
2,129 members, 154 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

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sturlington (20): Homage to Frankenstein

54
1,977 members, 43 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

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sturlington (23): Myth oif Theseus

55
1,872 members, 37 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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sturlington (18): The fairy tale by the same name

56
1,813 members, 215 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 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
1,752 members, 40 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

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

58
1,726 members, 39 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

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sturlington (19): Walt Whitman

59
1,609 members, 49 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"

60
1,508 members, 66 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: dara85

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dara85 (4): Inspired by Gone With the Wind

61
1,494 members, 155 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (16): GLBTQ retelling of Cinderella

62
1,436 members, 32 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: thorold

63
1,395 members, 26 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

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sturlington (21): Sleeping beauty

64
1,185 members, 53 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (20): Where the Wild Things Are

65
1,172 members, 21 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 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
1,062 members, 26 reviews
3.37 stars (3.37 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

67
983 members, 63 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

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sturlington (32): Death in Venice

68
by Brom
905 members, 45 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee

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KimarieBee (1): inspired by Peter Pan

69
884 members, 32 reviews
3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (19): authorized sequel to Peter Pan

70
758 members, 30 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: dara85

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

71
636 members, 87 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

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sturlington (22): Inspired by the Aeneid

72
545 members, 55 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

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520 members, 36 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

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

74
509 members, 9 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 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.

75
504 members, 21 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: thorold

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

76
499 members, 65 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: kaystj

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

77
491 members, 35 reviews
3.25 stars (3.25 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

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489 members, 36 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

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sturlington (31): Inspired by The Tempest.

79
482 members, 25 reviews
3.18 stars (3.18 stars)

Lists: kaystj

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kaystj (12): Jane Eyre in space

80
478 members, 14 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

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

81
445 members, 32 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

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cbl_tn (19): Dante's Inferno

82
439 members, 11 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: kaystj

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

83
389 members, 10 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

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

84
385 members, 40 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: kaystj

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

85
381 members, 22 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

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sturlington (40): Retells the H.P. Lovecraft story "The Horror at Red Hook"

86
367 members, 48 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (6): inspired by Bleak House

87
353 members, 22 reviews
3.28 stars (3.28 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

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352 members, 29 reviews
3.09 stars (3.09 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

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335 members, 21 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: kaystj

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kaystj (11): Jane Eyre with vampires

90
295 members, 26 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn

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cbl_tn (16): Modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice

91
270 members, 14 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

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

92
270 members, 12 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 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.

93
255 members, 32 reviews
3.57 stars (3.57 stars)

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LittleTaiko (1): Inspired by Mansfield Park

94
250 members, 15 reviews
3.08 stars (3.08 stars)

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Her_Royal_Orangeness (11): modern retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

95
234 members, 7 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: dara85

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dara85 (2): Modern retelling of the Count of Monte Cristo

96
225 members, 6 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: aulsmith

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aulsmith (9): Inspired by The Hobbit

97
191 members, 4 reviews
2.82 stars (2.82 stars)

Lists: thorold

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thorold (9): Not sure if this really belongs here: it's a novel inspired by "Domestic Manners of the Americans", which is non-fiction.

98
180 members, 17 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

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sturlington (24): "The Night Ocean" by H.P. Lovecraft

99
157 members, 15 reviews
3.24 stars (3.24 stars)

Lists: dara85

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dara85 (3): Inspired by Gone with the Wind

100
140 members, 3 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

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sturlington (38): Grimm's fairy tales

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