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See, I was right. —From Das Kapital 2 (sequel to Das Kapital by Karl Marx)
HappyMeals are all alike; each unhappy meal is unhappy in its own way. —From Anna McKarenina (sequel to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy)
Bob Marley was dead, to begin with. —From Kwanzaa Tunes (sequel to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
All animals are equal, except those with swine flu. —From Mexican Animal Farm (sequel to Animal Farm by George Orwell)
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a married man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a mistress.” —From Pride and Prejudice II (sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) Submitted by Michael Magrath, Stacks Management Supervisor, W.E.B. Du Bois Library 154 Hicks Way University Of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 01003-9275
"Nora! Back so soon?" —From Return to A Doll's House (sequel to A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen) Submitted by Anonymous
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect; with earnestness and great vigor he gave a sigh of relief knowing that finally he could begin the career he always wanted: pest and insect control. —From Kafka's Guide to Entomology (sequel to The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka) Submitted by Rachel Aubrey, Grad Student
At the beginning of July, during a spell of exceptionally beautiful weather, towards evening, a certain middle-aged man came down on to the street from the luxury Manhattan high-rise co-op, and slowly, almost hesitantly, set off to B-n Bridge; a morbid sense of fear, of which he was ashamed, started him thinking strangely, “if I foreclose on this apartment, my tenants will kill me!” —From Rent and Redemption (sequel to Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky) Submitted by Barbara Abolafia, English Instructor, New Jersey
Into this dark night, God wants you to focus on living your best life now. —From The Dark Night of the Soul Sees Joel Osteen's Light (sequel to The Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross) Submitted by Becky Garrison, Religious Satirist
I was born ... several times. Once as a cute African American boy on a surprisingly smogless day in Gary, Indiana, then again, as a vaguely Caucasian dude sometime after Thriller came out, then again in the late nineties as a Welsh housewife, then in 2002 as pretty much a Frankensteinian miscellany. —From Peripheralsex: Something Happened to MJ (sequel to Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides) Submitted by David Eicke