Literary Afterlife

The Posthumous Continuations of 325 Authors’ Fictional Characters

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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

Bernard A. Drew, an associate editor of The Lakeville Journal and its associated weekly newspapers in Northwest Connecticut, has written 50 books. He lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Bibliographic Details

Bernard A. Drew
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 420
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4179-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5721-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

Action and Adventure      5

Edgar Rice Burroughs      5

Michael Crichton      7

C.S. Forester      8

H. Rider Haggard      9

Gary Jennings      10

W.E. Johns      11

William W. Johnstone      12

Jim Kjelgaard      14

Alistair MacLean      14

Patrick O’Brien      15

Baroness Emmuska Orczy      16

Sax Rohmer      17

Barry Sadler      18

Sapper      19

Russell Thorndike      20

Edgar Wallace      21

Johann David Wyss      22

Dornford Yates      22

Classics (18th Century and Earlier)      24

Anonymous (Beowulf)      24

Miguel Cervantes      25

Geoffrey Chaucer      25

John Cleland      26

Daniel Defoe      27

Henry Fielding      28

Homer      29

Alain-René Lesage      29

Matthew Lewis      30

Christopher Marlowe      30

Murasaki Shikibu      31

Samuel Richardson      31

William Shakespeare      32

Jonathan Swift      34

Cao Xueqin      35

Classics (19th Century)      36

Edwin A. Abbott      36

Louisa May Alcott      37

Edward Bulwer-Lytton      38

Anton Chekhov      38

James Fenimore Cooper      39

Charles Dickens      40

Fyodor Dostoyevsky      42

Alexandre Dumas      43

George Du Maurier      45

George Eliot      45

Thomas Hardy      46

Nathaniel Hawthorne      47

E.T.A. Hoffman      47

Thomas Hughes      48

Victor Hugo      49

Henrik Ibsen      49

Henry James      50

Charles Kingsley      51

Rudyard Kipling      52

D.H. Lawrence      52

Gaston Leroux      53

Charles Maturin      54

Herman Melville      54

Edgar Allan Poe      55

George Sand      56

Sir Walter Scott      57

George Bernard Shaw      58

Mary Shelley      58

Robert Louis Stevenson      59

Harriet Beecher Stowe      61

August Strindberg      62

William Makepeace Thackeray      62

Leo Tolstoy      63

Anthony Trollope      63

Ivan Turgenev      64

Mark Twain      65

Lew Wallace      67

Edith Wharton      68

Oscar Wilde      69

Classics (20th Century)      70

James Agee      70

James Robert Baker      71

Samuel Beckett      71

Henry Bellamann      72

Max Brand      72

Albert Camus      73

Raymond Carver      73

William Frend De Morgan      74

Daphne Du Maurier      74

Ralph Ellison      75

William Faulkner      75

F. Scott Fitzgerald      76

Alex Haley      76

Ernest Hemingway      77

James Hilton      79

Franz Kafka      79

Bernard Katz      80

Jack Kerouac      80

Jack London      81

Malcolm Lowry      81

Thomas Mann      81

Horace McCoy      82

Amanda McKittrick      82

Grace Metalious      83

Margaret Mitchell      83

Vladimir Nabokov      85

John O’Brien      86

Kyle Onstott      86

Boris Pasternak      87

Richard Powell      88

Mario Puzo      89

Harold Robbins      89

J.D. Salinger      90

Michael Shaara      91

Robert Neilson Stephens      91

Jacqueline Susann      92

Angela Thirkell      92

Walter C. Utt      93

Helen Van Slyke      93

David Foster Wallace      94

Robert Penn Warren      94

Evelyn Waugh      95

Thomas Wolfe      95

Crime and Mystery      97

Cleve F. Adams      97

Margery Allingham      98

William Ard      99

H.C. Bailey      100

Earl Derr Biggers      100

John G. Brandon      101

Heron Carvic      102

William J. Caunitz      103

Raymond Chandler      103

Leslie Charteris      105

G.K. Chesterton      107

Agatha Christie      107

Wilkie Collins      109

Arthur Conan Doyle      110

Cyril Connolly      118

John Creasey      118

Elizabeth Daly      119

August Derleth      120

R. Austin Freeman      121

Emile Gaboriau      122

Erle Stanley Gardner      122

Bruce Graeme      124

Patrick Hamilton      125

Dashiell Hammett      126

Thomas W. Hanshew      127

Chester Himes      128

Edward D. Hoch      128

E.W. Hornung      129

Delfried Kaufmann      129

Ross MacDonald      130

Stuart Palmer      131

Ellery Queen      131

Craig Rice      133

Virginia Rich      134

Elliott Roosevelt      135

Rebecca Rothenberg      135

Lawrence Sanders      136

John A. Saxon      137

Dorothy L. Sayers      137

Georges Simenon      138

Charles Merrill Smith      140

Mickey Spillane      140

Richard Stark      141

Rex Stout      142

Murray Thomas      144

Arthur W. Upfield      144

S.S. Van Dine      145

Cornell Woolrich      146

Espionage      147

Edward S. Aarons      147

Desmond Bagley      148

John Buchan      148

Erskine Childers      149

Ian Fleming      150

Robert Ludlum      152

Eugène Vidocq      153

Fantasy and Horror      155

V.C. Andrews      155

Robert Lynn Asprin      157

Algernon Blackwood      158

Marion Zimmer Bradley      158

Avram Davidson      159

David Gemmell      160

Robert E. Howard      160

Robert Jordan      166

Robert Kornwise      167

Richard Laymon      167

Fritz Lieber      167

H.P. Lovecraft      168

Michael McDowell      169

A. Merritt      169

Andre Norton      170

Mervyn Peake      170

John William Polidori      171

M.P. Shiel      171

L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt      172

Bram Stoker      173

J.R.R. Tolkien      175

Manly Wade Wellman      176

Cherry Wilder      177

Austin Tappan Wright      177

Humor      178

E.F. Benson      178

Hugh Foulis      179

George Grossmith      179

Joel Chandler Harris      180

Thorne Smith      181

P.G. Wodehouse      181

Juveniles (19th Century)      183

William Adams      183

Horatio Alger, Jr.      184

Helen Bannerman      185

Lewis Carroll      185

Oliver Optic      186

Anna Sewell      187

Johanna Spyri      187

Juveniles (20th Century)      189

Robert Arthur, Jr.      189

Wilbert Awdry      191

Enid Bagnold      192

J.M. Barrie      193

L. Frank Baum      194

Ludwig Bemelmans      197

John Bellairs      198

Enid Blyton      199

Margaret Wise Brown      201

Frances Hodgson Burnett      202

Julie Campbell      203

Matt Christopher      204

James Oliver Curwood      205

Jean de Brunhoff      205

Dr. Seuss      207

Walter Farley      207

Rachel Field      208

Louise Fitzhugh      209

Don Freeman      210

Kenneth Grahame      210

Hardie Gramatky      212

Johnny Gruelle      213

Hergé      214

Anthony R.M. Hodges      216

Caroline Emilia Jacobs      216

Ezra Jack Keats      216

Eric Knight      217

Rae Lambert      219

Hugh Lofting      219

Betty MacDonald      220

Ellen MacGregor      221

A.A. Milne      222

Lucy Maud Montgomery      223

Jack O’Brien      225

Robert C. O’Brien      225

Scott O’Dell      226

Peggy Parish      226

Eleanor H. Porter      227

Beatrix Potter      228

H.A. and Margaret Rey      228

Dorothy Richards      230

Frank Richards      230

J.K. Rowling      232

H.L. Sayler      233

Richard Scarry      234

Dodie Smith      235

Margaret Sutton      235

Albert Payson Terhune      236

Barbara Euphan Todd      237

Edith Van Dyne      238

Charles Spain Verral      238

Gertrude Chandler Warner      239

Kate Douglas Wiggin      241

Laura Ingalls Wilder      242

Poets      244

Samuel Taylor Coleridge      244

Emily Dickinson      245

William Henry Drummond      245

Robert Frost      246

Joyce Kilmer      247

Archibald Lampman      247

Clement Clarke Moore      248

Banjo Paterson      249

Sylvia Plath      249

Ernest Lawrence Thayer      250

Henry David Thoreau      251

Walt Whitman      252

William Wordsworth      253

Pulps      254

Lars Anderson      254

Bertha M. Clay      255

Maxwell Grant      256

Kenneth Robeson      258

Grant Stockbridge      262

Romances      265

Jane Austen      265

Charlotte Brontë      270

Emily Brontë      271

Georgette Heyer      271

Grace Livingston Hill      272

Science Fiction      274

Douglas Adams      274

Isaac Asimov      275

Alfred Bester      277

Pierre Boulle      277

Arthur C. Clarke      278

Jo Clayton      279

Brian Daley      279

Philip K. Dick      279

Robert Heinlein      280

Frank Herbert      281

Craig Hinton      281

L. Ron Hubbard      282

C.M. Kornbluth      283

Walter M. Miller      283

Philip Nowlan      284

George Orwell      285

H. Beam Piper      286

Alex Raymond      287

Eric Frank Russell      287

E.E. “Doc” Smith      288

A.E. van Vogt      288

Jules Verne      289

Kurt Vonnegut      290

Stanley G. Weinbaum      290

H.G. Wells      291

John Wyndham      292

Roger Zelazny      292

Westerns      294

Burt Arthur      294

B.M. Bower      295

Max Brand      296

Ralph Compton      307

Hal Dunning      308

Brian Wynne Garfield      309

Zane Grey      309

Marshall Grover      312

William W. Johnstone      318

Karl May      319

Johnston McCulley      320

Jon Messman      321

Clarence E. Mulford      325

Charles Portis      328

Norman MacLeod Raine      328

Les Savage, Jr.      329

Oliver Strange      329

Fran Striker      330

Jonas Ward      332

Owen Wister      333

Bibliography      335

Index      343

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