Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Posted by Dale Townshend on February 12, 2009 in News tagged with

April marks the release of Seth Graham-Smith’s much anticipated Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an audacious splicing of Austen’s celebrated novel with the conventions of modern zombie fiction. The blurb from the website of the publisher, Quirk Books, reads as follows: "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. Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen’s classic novel to new legions of fans."  The novel can be pre-ordered online.


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