January 30, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

What more could and Austen and zombie fan ask for (besides a movie)? All of our other favorites zombified, of course!

I am eagerly awaiting my advance copy. Get your own when it's released in June, I believe.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. 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. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.

JANE AUSTEN is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of English literature.

SETH GRAHAME-SMITH once took a class in English literature. He lives in Los Angeles.


Blogger Louise Tripp said...

"transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read."

I'll overlook that bit (um, I wanted to - and did! - read the actual Austen book) for the sheer campy humor and the fact that this is actually sorta brilliant in its bizarreness. Where on earth do you find these things?

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Blogger Charity said...

Patrick sent me an email and I thought it wasn't real. I did a search and found it was, in fact, real! There were a few comments under the post of whatever blog I had read. One was from a publicist offering free copies. So I emailed her and she told me there were some left and now I get one in April.

I have read half of the book. Not that I couldn't finish it just easily distracted by others :). The most annoying thing I've seen in the movie adaptations, the older ones, mind you, is this line "you are come..." when someone has arrived somewhere or finally moved into town/house or visiting. So annoying. It just sounds so grammatically incorrect. Victorian times...

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