The novel has inspired a number of other works that are not direct adaptations. Books inspired by Pride and Prejudice include the following:
- Mr Darcy’s Daughters and The Exploits and Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy by Elizabeth Aston
- Darcy’s Story (a best seller) and Dialogue with Darcy by Janet Aylmer
- Pemberley: Or Pride and Prejudice Continued and An Unequal Marriage: Or Pride and Prejudice Twenty Years Later by Emma Tennant
- The Book of Ruth by Helen Baker
- Jane Austen Ruined My Life and Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo
- Precipitation – A Continuation of Miss Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Helen Baker
- Searching for Pemberley by Mary Simonsen
- Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife and its sequel Darcy & Elizabeth: Nights and Days at Pemberley by Linda Berdoll
In Gwyn Cready’s comedic romance novel, Seducing Mr Darcy, the heroine lands in Pride and Prejudice by way of magic massage, has a fling with Darcy and unknowingly changes the rest of the story.
Abigail Reynolds is the author of seven Regency-set variations on Pride and Prejudice. Her Pemberley Variations series includes Mr Darcy’s Obsession, To Conquer Mr Darcy, What Would Mr Darcy Do and Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World. Her modern adaptation, The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice, is set on Cape Cod.
Bella Breen is the author of nine variations on Pride and Prejudice. Pride and Prejudice and Poison, Four Months to Wed, Forced to Marry and The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet.
Helen Fielding’s 1996 novel Bridget Jones’s Diary is also based on Pride and Prejudice; the feature film of Fielding’s work, released in 2001, stars Colin Firth, who had played Mr Darcy in the successful 1990s TV adaptation.
In March 2009, Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies takes Austen’s work and mashes it up with zombie hordes, cannibalism, ninja and ultraviolent mayhem. In March 2010, Quirk Books published a prequel by Steve Hockensmith that deals with Elizabeth Bennet’s early days as a zombie hunter, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. The 2016 film of Grahame-Smith’s adaptation was released starring Lily James, Sam Riley and Matt Smith.