Jan 31, 2009

This is what happens when you combine Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith

Cover of the new book and review from Chronicle Books

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- 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.

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

Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of How to Survive a Horror Movie and The Big Book of Porn. He lives in Los Angeles.

Unsurprisingly, I am one of those people who actually does enjoy works by Miss Austin. But I confess that I also enjoy a good zombie book, podcast, or movie every now and again. AND NOW, the two have been combined! Who would ever have guessed??

I would also direct you to The Guardian's book site just for fun.

Eva's Quote Redux:
Elizabeth Bennet
: If I was uncivil, then that is some excuse. But I have other reasons, you know I have.
Mr. Darcy: What reasons?
Elizabeth Bennet: Do you think anything might tempt me to accept the hand of the man who has eaten the brains of a most beloved sister? Do you deny that you separated a young couple who loved each other, exposing her cranium and dining to your fill - and did not even use the proper silverware?
Mr. Darcy: I do not deny it.
Elizabeth Bennet: How could you do it?