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 them the major character. The revised stories may have the same setting and time frame and even the same characters.[2]

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  1. ^ Patrick, Bethanne (November 25, 2007). "'Neither prequel, nor sequel, it's parallel novel'". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 29 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Cellier-Smart, Catherine. "Parallel Novels". West Milford Township Library. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2016.