Literary Afterlife: The Posthumous Continuations of 325 Authors' Fictional Characters

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McFarland, Dec 22, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 420 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Action and Adventure
5
Classics 18th Century and Earlier
24
Classics 19th Century
36
Classics 20th Century
70
Crime and Mystery
97
Espionage
147
Fantasy and Horror
155
Humor
178
Juveniles 20th Century
189
Poets
244
Pulps
254
Romances
265
Science Fiction
274
Westerns
294
Bibliography
335
Index
343

Juveniles 19th Century
183

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Bernard A. Drew, an associate editor of The Lakeville Journal and its associated weekly newspapers in Northwest Connecticut, has written 45 books. He lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

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