Archive for January 30th, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Friday, January 30th, 2009

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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