Parallel novel

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The parallel novel is a piece of literature written within, derived from, or taking place during, the framework of another work of fiction by the same or another author.[1] Parallel novels or “reimagined classics” are works of fiction that “borrow a character and fill in his story, mirror an ‘old’ plot, or blend the characters of one book with those of another.”[2] These stories further the works of already well known novels by focusing on a minor character and making him or her the major character. The revised stories may have the same setting and time frame and even the same characters.[2] These parallel stories can also be transformed into a parody, taking a comical spin on the literary classics.

These well-known classic novels have engaged the minds of modern-day bestsellers, and they have now recreated the same story but in their own words.

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Books that exemplify the idea described in this article include:

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  1. ^ Patrick, Bethanne (November 25, 2007). "'Neither prequel, nor sequel, it's parallel novel'". Washington Post. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Cellier-Smart, Catherine. "Parallel Novels". West Milford Township Library. Retrieved 24 March 2014.