10 of the biggest sequels from famous authors

Harper Lee has just announced a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird after more than 50 years
Harper Lee has just announced a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird after more than 50 years

Harper Lee announced on Tuesday she will be releasing her second book - a full 50 years after her Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird was published.

Go Set a Watchman, which was actually completed in the 1950s and re-found in the Autumn will be released in July.

Here are 10 other famous authors who have released literary sequels:

The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

Popular trilogy which was published after Tolkien's wildly popular novel The Hobbit.

Closing Time by Joseph Heller

Sequel to Heller's 1961 novel Catch 22.

Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Booker Prize-winning sequel to the author's Wolf Hall.

Ulysses by James Joyce

In part, follows the character of Stephen Dedalus - first seen in James Joyce's debut novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

A sequel featuring cannibalistic doctor Hannibal Lecter, first seen in Harris' Red Dragon.

Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

A sequel of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland which follows another Alice who enters another fantasy world.

The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

Sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

Paradise Regained by John Milton

A follow up to the 17th century epic poem Paradise Lost.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The celebrated sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe

Seen as the second novel in Achebe's "African trilogy" following Things Fall Apart.

What are your favourite (or least favourite) literary sequels? Let us know in the comments below.

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