Newly Discovered Literary Sequels

Harper Lee’s Watchman has captured the hopes of many readers, and now the author’s lawyer has announced the discovery of papers that may be yet another manuscript. Yes. That part’s true. Not even the lawyer appears to know what those papers hold, but The Onion has gotten hold of the title, “My Excellent Caretaker Deserves My Entire Fortune.”

Electric Lit reports that several publishers are now announcing newly discovered sequels to many of your favorite classics:

  • Lunch at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • The Cul-De-Sac by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Raisins of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Moby-Dick 2: The College Years by Herman Melville

These look good, but when are publisher going find real blockbusters like these:

  • The Big Bang Theory: A Personal View by Eccentrica Gallumbits
  • Dreams Don’t Mean Anything by Richard Tull
  • How I Survived an Hour with a Sprained Finger
  • Highly Unpleasant Things It Is Sometimes Good To Know, a compilation
  • Frank Recollections of a Long Life by Lady Bablockhythe
  • Finding Love and Yeti, a memoir
  • Keep the Home Fires Burning, by Nero Caesar
  • When Mildew Awakens and Shouts, by Culdugger Smith-Smyth


2 thoughts on “Newly Discovered Literary Sequels”

  1. A previously undiscovered early version of “The Great Gatsby,” in which Gatsby comes from Fitzgerald’s native Minnesota instead of Wisconsin: “The Nice Gatsby.”

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