Fanfic has got a bad rep since making it into public consciousness, but what where would you place these three books?
Daniel Levine is the author of Hyde, a book in which he explored Jekyll & Hyde’s Hyde character. Hyde is a fully-realised character in his novel, and not merely a bad guy.
Jo Levine’s Longbourn which tells the story of the servants at Longbourn, yes, from Jane Austen’s Pride and Predjuice.
Ronald Frame’s Havisham, which gives Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.
They all have taken aspects of beloved classics and reworked aspects of it to such success that they’re getting published. Hm. Where has that happened before? Heh
Fanfic has its detractors for good reason, but I think that dismisses the good writers in fandom and fanfic, creating compelling stories.