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"He had these lists, and on one side he had a column of War and Peace and Crime and Punishment and Wuthering Heights and whatever public domain classic literature you can think of. And on the other side he would have these phenomena like werewolves and pirates and zombies and vampires. He called me one day, out of the blue, very excitedly, and he said, all I have is this title, and I can't stop thinking about this title. And he said: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. For whatever reason, it just struck me as the most brilliant thing I'd ever heard."--Lev Grossman interviewing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith, 2009, Time Magazine

"Claire Bretécher (1940 - 2020) created the unimpressionable teenager Agrippine, reader of the fictional Heidegger in the Congo (1988), a particularly un-PC joke on Tintin in the Congo (1931)." --Sholem Stein

This page Fan fiction is part of the appropriation (art) series. Mona Lisa Smoking a Pipe (1887) by Eugène Bataille
This page Fan fiction is part of the appropriation (art) series.
Mona Lisa Smoking a Pipe (1887) by Eugène Bataille

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Fan fiction or fanfiction (also abbreviated to fan fic, fanfic, fic or FF) is fictional writing written in an amateur capacity by fans, unauthorized by, but based on an existing work of fiction.

Before the adoption of copyright in the modern sense, it was not unusual for authors to copy characters, if not entire plots. For example, Shakespeare's plays Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, As You Like It and The Winter's Tale were all based on relatively recent fiction by other authors.

In 1614 Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda wrote a sequel to Cervantes' Don Quixote, before Cervantes finished and published his own second volume.

Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), based on Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, crossed the line from fan fiction to literary fiction.

See also

fiction disclaimer, based on a true story

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