I’m composing my thesis reading list. I need suggestions of published fanfiction of any type (parody, sequel/prequel, retelling, etc.)
Must be published traditionally, not self-published. Not e-book only. Not online.
I’ve already got Fifty Shades of Grey and Bridget…
I don’t actually know who you are or what your thesis is, but this popped up in the Prequel tag so I’m going to reply to it anyway I guess??
“The Wind Done Gone” is a notable example because of the legal controversy surrounding it. If you’re counting Bridget Jones’ Diary, there is an entire Wikipedia page listing similar modern retellings of older stories. You could also potentially throw in expansions/prequels of classic legends, like the Merlin trilogy by Mary Stewart? Depending on what you’re using this for and your definition of fanfiction, almost the entire Star Wars Expanded Universe could count as well (though it’s licensed).
Thanks! That’s a great suggestion, too, since I was planning on mentioning GWTW and Scarlett, and also because a lot of my thesis has to do with the degree to which a work is considered trasformative and how that affects its success/longevity. Thanks again for taking the time to reply. :)