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Parody Definition – What’s the best definition for the parody genre? Books in the parody genre are made up of stories that use sarcasm, stereotypes, mockery, symbols, or lines from other words to mock or satirize the genre or characters. Some of the stories in this genre are “affectionate parodies” that entertain those familiar with the source of the parody (original work). They can also have the intent to undercut the respectability of the original work, pointing out its flaws.

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parody definition book coverParody Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the parody fiction genre.

1. Nightlight: A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon

2. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

3. Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin

4. The Hunger Pains: A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon

5. Bored of the Rings: A Parody of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings by The Harvard Lampoon

6. Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody by Michael Gerber

7. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters

8. Fifty-one Shades: A Parody by Andrew Shaffer

9. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

10. Redshirts by John Scalzi

11. Goodnight iPad: A Parody for the Next Generation by Ann Droyd

12. Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

13. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

14. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett

15. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher

16. Fifty Shades of Mr Darcy: A Parody by William Codpiece Thwackery

17. The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

18. Frankenstein by Rick Walton

19. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith

20. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

21. Mort by Terry Pratchett

22. The Soddit: Or, Let’s Cash in Again by Adam Roberts

23. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

24. Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist by Sherri Browning Erwin

25. Fool by Christopher Moore

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Parody Definition – Related Book Genres

* Black Comedy Definition

* Fable Definition

* Folktale Definition

* Noir Genre Definition

* Satirical Fiction Genre

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