Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The Classic Regency Romance-Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem

By Seth Grahame-Smith; Jane Austen

Quirk Books, Paperback, 9781594743344, 319pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

Description
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. Can Elizabeth 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 Author
Seth Grahame-Smith is the "New York Times "bestselling author of "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter "and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies".""In addition to adapting the screenplay for "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter", he also wrote Tim Burton s film "Dark Shadows". He lives in Los Angeles.

One of England s most beloved authors, Jane Austen wrote such classic novels as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. Published anonymously during her life, Austen s work was renowned for its realism, humour, and commentary on English social rites and society at the time. Austen s writing was supported by her family, particularly by her brother, Henry, and sister, Cassandra, who is believed to have destroyed, at Austen s request, her personal correspondence after Austen s death in 1817. Austen s authorship was revealed by her nephew in A Memoir of Jane Austen, published in 1869, and the literary value of her work has since been recognized by scholars around the world.