Other Classic Literature Getting Sequels, Prequels, and Three-Part Spinoffs

Last week, Harper Lee made headlines by telling the world she was still alive. She also announced a sequel to her novel, An Introduction to SparkNotes To Kill a Mockingbird. Other novelists and their estates have also caught “sequelitis,” and now want to cash in by ruining great works of classic literature. Punch Bowl has acquired a list of working titles for novels, short stories, and plays also getting the “literary universe” treatment:


  • 1983
  • 2 Great, 2 Gatsby
  • A Clockwork Seed
  • All of Jane Austen’s Novels in “Honeymoon” Editions
  • All Quiet on the Western Front II
  • A Welcome to Nuclear War
  • Brave Old World
  • Catch-23
  • The Dead Man and the Sea
  • Dracula Versus Frankenstein Versus Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Versus Sherlock Holmes
  • Hamlet 2: The Streetz
  • Lord of the Flies: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit: Peter Jackson Retcon Editions
  • “The Mostest Dangerous Game”
  • “The [CENSORED] in the Rue Morgue”
  • The Pitcher in the Pumpernickel
  • Some Pretentious Bullshit Jack Kerouac Never Published
  • The Sound and the Furry
  • The Stranger Danger
  • Their Eyes Were Watching Allah
  • To Kill a Mockingjay


According to the estates, many of the proposed sequels will contain Spider-Man.

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