Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Jane Austen was a great writer, sure, but I think we can all agree there was a severe paucity of zombies in her oeuvre.

Now, thanks to Quirk Books and author Seth Grahame-Smith, this historic injustice will finally be redressed.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.

The edition will also include zombified illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock, the illustrator of Austen’s original editions.

Yes, of course I have pre-ordered it. And now so will you, don’t deny it.

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Comment by Mr Lemming
2009-02-02 17:36:12

I deny nothing! This is awesome!
:lol:

Comment by livius drusus
2009-02-02 17:42:43

Outstanding. :skull:

 
 
Comment by david nystuen
2009-02-03 10:38:51

Stupid!!

Comment by livius drusus
2009-02-03 11:13:07

I think it’s clever, actually. :skull:

 
 
Comment by Mr Lemming
2010-01-15 14:49:31

Having finally read this book over the past few days I just had to pop on here and say that it was an even better read than I had expected, imho. Anyone who can get me to read a whole Jane Austen novel in any form has my respect (I can barely stand reading Shakespeare…old English style writing saps my concentration quite swiftly.)

Have you read it yet Livius? Any thoughts, and may I ask how well the original storyline was retained in your opinion? Having never read the original this was my first exposure to her works. :notworthy:

Also, to the above ‘stupid’ comment, I say :p

 
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