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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

By Jessica Schneider Apr 10, 2009, 9:02 GMT

 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

"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 ...more

This is a new title by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Well, it’s probably more a work of the latter than that of the former, but the product description describes it as:

“…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.”

According to a recent press release:

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is #1 on the Trade Paperback Fiction List! Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA)

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is #5 on the Trade PB Fiction List Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA)

 "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is #9 on the Trade PB Fiction List New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA)

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is #10 on the Trade PB Fiction List Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association (MPIBA)

Quirk Books is the publisher. Visit Amazon for more details.


 

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