The success of Pride and Prejudice has not been lost on contemporary novelists. Practically an entire section of any given bookstore is devoted to spin-off novels based on, or inspired by, P&P. (www.divinecaroline.com)I haven't read any of these books, but I've seen many of them on the shelves at bookstores. I've seen this with books about Robin Hood--the Trilogy Hood, Scarlet, and Tuck by Stephen R. Lawhead. However, I understand these because Robin Hood is like King Arthur--there are already various legends about them, a few more aren't going to hurt. What I don't understand exactly, are the many spin-offs of Pride and Prejudice.
I'm not dissing them, I haven't read them, I'm sure they're super romantic and what-not...however, what separates them from Fanfiction? And what genre do they fall under? Is it like...historical fiction? I feel, almost, as if it's hypocrisy for the industry to claim they want something unique when the industry is set up for trends and things that already have a fan base. ahahaha.
Here's a website of a list of Pride and Prejudice spin-offs.