Literary Afterlife: The Posthumous Continuations of 325 Authors' Fictional Characters
This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer’s real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer’s name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author’s unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and “biographies” of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author’s characters.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - vpfluke - LibraryThing
Besides being a compilation of characters from earlier novels reappearing later in novels of other authors, this is a great reprise of series that have appeared over the years. I could use this as a ... Read full review
Juveniles 19th Century
Adventures aka Maigret Amelia Bedelia Asimov’s Robots Babar became Biggles Billy Bunter Black Blackshirt born Buck Rogers Carlo Fruttero characters children’s book Christmas Christopher comic Conan condensed Crime Curious George D’Artagnan David Death Detective Doctor Dracula edited editor England Famous Five fantasy film Frederick Friend George Owen George Owen Baxter Ghost Gideon’s Girl graphic novel Harry Potter hero Hopalong Cassidy Hornblower House includes James Jane John July King Lady Lassie Lone Ranger Love Maigret manuscript Miss Seeton motion picture movie Murder Mystery ofthe ofthe Mountain Original Pastiches penname Peter Philip Josť Farmer Poems Pooh Pooh’s Thinking Spot popular Posthumous Collaboration Posthumous Restoration published Raggedy Ann Richard Robert science fiction screenplay Secret Seven sequel serial Shadow Sherlock Holmes short stories Sprague de Camp Tarzan television Thinking Spot Series Trail Western Story Magazine Western Trio William Winnie the Pooh’s World Worzel Gummidge writer wrote York Zane Zorro