Stories Inspired by Other Fiction

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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.
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21,613 membres
418 critiques
3.8
10 Members
aulsmith, cbl_tn, merrystar, sturlington, souloftherose, elkiedee, Dilara86, ahef1963, kara.shamy, ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: Inspired by The Mysteries of Udolpho.
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8,450 membres
254 critiques
½ 3.5
9 Members
thorold, aulsmith, sturlington, souloftherose, elkiedee, Dilara86, Her_Royal_Orangeness, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
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aulsmith: I didn't think this went very well with Jane Eyre.
elkiedee: Wide Sargasso Sea is the story of Antoinette, known as Bertha, the Madwoman in the Attic of Jane Eyre. It's a very different perspective on the and story, and offers a bit of a challenge to the idea of Mr Rochester as a romantic hero. I'm not really a fan of Jane Eyre, apart from the early chapters which fascinated ms a child, and love WSS. I suspect that people who love JE and find it romantic will feel aggrieved by the challenge of WSS.
Dilara86: Inspired by Jane Eyre
Her_Royal_Orangeness: companion to Jane Eyre; tells the story of Bertha and how she met Rochester; very different from Jane Eyre in style and theme
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12,700 membres
232 critiques
3.9
8 Members
thorold, aulsmith, sturlington, souloftherose, Her_Royal_Orangeness, ahef1963, kara.shamy, ManWithAnAgenda
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aulsmith: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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6,748 membres
287 critiques
4.1
8 Members
aulsmith, cbl_tn, merrystar, sturlington, perennialreader, souloftherose, ahef1963, kaystj
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sturlington: Inspired by Three Men in a Boat. Also homage to Gaudy Night and The Moonstone.
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5,766 membres
221 critiques
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8 Members
aulsmith, RidgewayGirl, merrystar, sturlington, perennialreader, elkiedee, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
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aulsmith: More heavy-handed than Austen.
sturlington: Inspired by Emma. Satire of rural romantic fiction popular at the time.
elkiedee: I think it's not really inspired by or a response to Emma. Mary Webb was a popular author at the time and some of her work has been repented by Virago, and I understand that this was a parody of more contemporary novels than of Jane Austen.
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6,162 membres
136 critiques
½ 3.7
7 Members
dara85, cbl_tn, sturlington, elkiedee, Her_Royal_Orangeness, kara.shamy, ManWithAnAgenda
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: modern retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear
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6,685 membres
276 critiques
3.8
6 Members
aulsmith, sturlington, angekenn, Her_Royal_Orangeness, ahef1963, kara.shamy
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: companion to Little Women; tells the story of the father Mr. March
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81,885 membres
1,269 critiques
4.2
5 Members
sturlington, souloftherose, ahef1963, kaystj, ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: Inspired by We.
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28,837 membres
650 critiques
½ 3.6
5 Members
aulsmith, sturlington, electrice, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
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aulsmith: Inspired by The Wizard of Oz
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15,659 membres
601 critiques
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16,953 membres
263 critiques
½ 3.6
4 Members
sturlington, elkiedee, angekenn, kaystj
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sturlington: Inspired by Pride and Prejudice.
elkiedee: A kind of irreverent commercial fiction take on the Pride and Prejudice story. Good fun. Bridget Jones really kicked off a whole load of comic chicklit novels with a take on Jane Austen characters.
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11,727 membres
157 critiques
4.1
4 Members
thorold, sturlington, perennialreader, angekenn
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thorold: David Copperfield
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2,140 membres
93 critiques
3.8
4 Members
aulsmith, sturlington, kara.shamy, ManWithAnAgenda
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aulsmith: Based on the Aeneid.
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24,064 membres
377 critiques
4
3 Members
aulsmith, Her_Royal_Orangeness, kara.shamy
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: inspired by The Odyssey
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20,772 membres
316 critiques
3.9
3 Members
sturlington, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: Inspired by The Lost World (Doyle).
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17,189 membres
910 critiques
4
3 Members
sturlington, perennialreader, kara.shamy
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sturlington: Jane Eyre
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16,278 membres
295 critiques
3.9
3 Members
sturlington, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: Inspired by Dracula.
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15,323 membres
205 critiques
4.1
3 Members
aulsmith, sturlington, ManWithAnAgenda
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aulsmith: A rewrite of Mallory's Le Morte d'Arthur
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10,238 membres
671 critiques
½ 3.4
3 Members
aulsmith, souloftherose, ManWithAnAgenda
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aulsmith: Inspired by Harry Potter and the Narnia books.
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5,514 membres
150 critiques
4
3 Members
cbl_tn, sturlington, elkiedee
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sturlington: Various fairy tales and folktales, Alice in wonderland
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3,697 membres
154 critiques
½ 3.4
3 Members
aulsmith, cbl_tn, sturlington
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aulsmith: Don't be disappointed. It's not really a mystery, but it's a really good book.
sturlington: Homage to the Sherlock Holmes stories.
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2,722 membres
192 critiques
½ 3.7
3 Members
BookLizard, elkiedee, kaystj
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BookLizard: The servants' view of the events in Pride and Prejudice.
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2,239 membres
214 critiques
4
3 Members
sturlington, elkiedee, kara.shamy
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sturlington: The Tempest
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1,719 membres
221 critiques
½ 3.5
3 Members
cbl_tn, elkiedee, kara.shamy
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cbl_tn: Hogarth Shakespeare modern retelling of The Taming of the Shrew.
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1,510 membres
96 critiques
3.9
3 Members
aulsmith, cbl_tn, souloftherose
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aulsmith: Trollope's Framley Parsonage
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895 membres
66 critiques
½ 3.7
3 Members
cbl_tn, sturlington, kara.shamy
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cbl_tn: Hogarth Shakespeare retelling of The Winter's Tale.
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21,436 membres
756 critiques
½ 3.7
3 Members
electrice, ahef1963, kara.shamy,sturlington
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sturlington : Inspired by Dracula.
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12,479 membres
189 critiques
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2 Members
merrystar, ManWithAnAgenda
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merrystar: Macbeth
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10,147 membres
139 critiques
4.1
2 Members
merrystar, ManWithAnAgenda
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merrystar: elements of assorted stories with fairy godmothers
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9,358 membres
225 critiques
½ 3.6
2 Members
Dilara86, Her_Royal_Orangeness
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: loosely based on Howards End; described by author as an "homage" to Forster's novel
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6,045 membres
107 critiques
3.8
2 Members
sturlington, ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: Inspired by Beowulf
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4,943 membres
323 critiques
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2 Members
cbl_tn, ahef1963
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cbl_tn: Pride and Prejudice
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3,826 membres
234 critiques
3.9
2 Members
KimarieBee, sturlington
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sturlington: Pastiche of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels
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3,393 membres
117 critiques
½ 3.6
2 Members
aulsmith, perennialreader
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aulsmith: The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
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2,148 membres
49 critiques
3.9
2 Members
cbl_tn, perennialreader
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cbl_tn: Homage to H. Rider Haggard's novels.
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2,133 membres
59 critiques
4.1
2 Members
merrystar, ManWithAnAgenda
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merrystar: Tam Lin
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1,947 membres
73 critiques
4
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1,752 membres
33 critiques
½ 3.6
2 Members
thorold, cbl_tn
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thorold: Great Expectations
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1,646 membres
172 critiques
½ 3.7
2 Members
sturlington, Her_Royal_Orangeness
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: explores the same themes as The Scarlet Letter - religion, oppression, etc. - in a futuristic setting
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1,389 membres
69 critiques
2.9
2 Members
sturlington, kara.shamy
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sturlington: Alice in Wonderland
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1,340 membres
68 critiques
½ 3.5
2 Members
sturlington, kara.shamy
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sturlington: Arabian nights
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939 membres
71 critiques
½ 3.4
2 Members
sturlington, ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: Melmoth the Wanderer
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789 membres
17 critiques
½ 3.7
2 Members
aulsmith, kaystj
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aulsmith: Dr. Jekell and Mr. Hyde from the maid's pov.
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623 membres
44 critiques
4
2 Members
KimarieBee, kara.shamy
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KimarieBee: inspired by Spells of Enchantment (Parslinette/Rapunzel)
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548 membres
33 critiques
3.2
2 Members
cbl_tn, elkiedee
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423 membres
33 critiques
½ 3.4
2 Members
sturlington, ManWithAnAgenda
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sturlington: "The Night Ocean" by H.P. Lovecraft
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237 membres
23 critiques
3.9
2 Members
Her_Royal_Orangeness, kara.shamy
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: inspired by Peter Pan
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101 membres
12 critiques
4
2 Members
cbl_tn, kaystj
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13,033 membres
508 critiques
4.2
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: The Iliad
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12,393 membres
478 critiques
½ 4.3
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sturlington
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sturlington: Greek myths, most prominently The Odyssey
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8,531 membres
411 critiques
½ 3.7
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Her_Royal_Orangeness
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: modern retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet
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8,002 membres
90 critiques
4.2
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: Hamlet
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6,293 membres
175 critiques
4
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: Inspired by The Count of Monte Cristo.
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6,070 membres
162 critiques
4
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cyderry
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cyderry: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie - how Peter learned to fly
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4,983 membres
201 critiques
3.9
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4,365 membres
222 critiques
½ 3.7
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sturlington
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sturlington: Homage to Frankenstein
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3,121 membres
54 critiques
½ 3.5
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Her_Royal_Orangeness
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: inspired by Wuthering Heights
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2,993 membres
54 critiques
½ 3.5
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2,839 membres
105 critiques
4
Member
cbl_tn
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2,673 membres
172 critiques
½ 3.6
Member
Her_Royal_Orangeness
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: related to The Great Gatsby
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2,671 membres
55 critiques
3.9
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sturlington
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sturlington: Myth oif Theseus
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2,658 membres
66 critiques
4
Member
thorold
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thorold: sequel to Tom Brown's Schooldays
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2,606 membres
250 critiques
3.8
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BookLizard
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BookLizard: 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.
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2,333 membres
59 critiques
4.1
Member
kaystj
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kaystj: Retelling of "East of the Sun West of the Moon"
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2,317 membres
52 critiques
3.9
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: The fairy tale by the same name
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2,168 membres
185 critiques
½ 3.6
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Her_Royal_Orangeness
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: GLBTQ retelling of Cinderella
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1,998 membres
72 critiques
½ 3.3
Member
dara85
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dara85: Inspired by Gone With the Wind
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1,862 membres
41 critiques
½ 3.4
Member
thorold
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1,612 membres
31 critiques
3.8
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: Sleeping beauty
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1,586 membres
81 critiques
½ 3.6
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dara85
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dara85: Inspired by Jane Eyre
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1,552 membres
84 critiques
3.9
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: Retells the H.P. Lovecraft story "The Horror at Red Hook"
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1,430 membres
59 critiques
½ 3.5
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Her_Royal_Orangeness
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: Where the Wild Things Are
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1,415 membres
26 critiques
3.9
Member
thorold
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thorold: The bully from Tom Brown's Schooldays in a storyline inspired by The Prisoner of Zenda
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de Brom
1,372 membres
66 critiques
4
Member
KimarieBee
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KimarieBee: inspired by Peter Pan
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1,252 membres
28 critiques
½ 3.4
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Her_Royal_Orangeness
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: set in a world based on Tolkien's Middle-earth; shares plot points with The Lord of the Rings
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1,208 membres
35 critiques
½ 3.4
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Her_Royal_Orangeness
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: authorized sequel to Peter Pan
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1,170 membres
71 critiques
½ 3.4
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: Death in Venice
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1,004 membres
65 critiques
4
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
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935 membres
50 critiques
3.8
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: The White People by Arthur Machen
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926 membres
34 critiques
½ 3.5
Member
dara85
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dara85: Based on Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
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907 membres
64 critiques
3.9
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831 membres
63 critiques
½ 3.6
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cbl_tn
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831 membres
54 critiques
3.2
Member
cbl_tn
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811 membres
55 critiques
4.1
Member
cbl_tn
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cbl_tn: Dante's Inferno
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703 membres
87 critiques
3.9
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: Inspired by the Aeneid
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702 membres
16 critiques
½ 3.7
Member
aulsmith
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aulsmith: A re-working of Heart of Darkness
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667 membres
53 critiques
4.1
Member
dara85
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dara85: 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.
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660 membres
10 critiques
½ 3.4
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inge87
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inge87: Fantasy set in a world where Shakespeare is "The Great Historian" and everything he wrote actually happened.
89
629 membres
22 critiques
3.8
Member
thorold
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thorold: Completes Jane Austen's unfinished novel, Sanditon
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609 membres
69 critiques
½ 3.5
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kaystj
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kaystj: contemporary Jane Eyre, with Rochester as an aging rock star
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605 membres
42 critiques
½ 3.4
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sturlington
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sturlington: Inspired by The Tempest.
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576 membres
40 critiques
½ 3.7
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aulsmith
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aulsmith: Inspired by Joanna Russ's Whileaway stories.
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557 membres
39 critiques
4
Member
sturlington
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sturlington: Lovecraft
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545 membres
39 critiques
3.1
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cbl_tn
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543 membres
27 critiques
3.2
2 Members
merrystar, kaystj,ManWithAnAgenda
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kaystj: Jane Eyre in space
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541 membres
15 critiques
½ 3.6
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kaystj
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kaystj: Retelling of Dracula from his point of view
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471 membres
39 critiques
½ 3.7
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kaystj
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kaystj: Retelling of "East of the Sun West of the Moon"
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468 membres
34 critiques
3.9
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cbl_tn
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cbl_tn: Modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice
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456 membres
25 critiques
½ 3.5
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kaystj
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kaystj: Jane Eyre with vampires
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455 membres
10 critiques
½ 3.6
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Her_Royal_Orangeness
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Her_Royal_Orangeness: inspired by Gilgamesh, the epic poem