'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.
About The Authors
Seth Grahame-Smith once took a class in English literature. He lives in Los Angeles.
Jane Austen is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of English literature.
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Comments about Pride And Prejudice And Zombies:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies tells the classic romance of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy the way it should always have been told. With Zombies.
If you were forced to read Pride and Prejudice at school, have studied it extensively, or picked it up wondering what the deal with this so-called classic romance was and slogged through nodding along with Jane Austen's thinly veiled sarcasm and wishing something more exciting would happen, then this is the book for you. It's not a book full of brains (the zombies probably ate them) but it's an absurd, occasionally hilarious blend of schlocky horror/action and Austen's classic.
Not for purists and die-hard Austen fans without a sense of humour, but a perfectly fine page-turner for the rest of us.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 2nd April 2009
Publisher: Quirk Books
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.4 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.314