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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance -- Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance -- Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!

anne.rogge, September 29, 2009

I loved this book. It was a lot of fun to read, and a great way to enter the world of Jane Austin. I teach ninth graders and this book has generated more interest in Jane Austin's work, than at any other point in recent memory. To its detractors: this is a great piece because it motivates young people to explore an author, and a genre of literature that they probably wouldn't otherwise touch with a ten-foot pole. How can Jane Austin compete with the likes of Twilight, in the minds of 15-year-olds? Answer: sisters trained in the "deadly arts", vigilantly protecting their English village from an onslaught of flesh-eating zombies! Add some romance, and you've got a hit.
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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben Winters
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

anne.rogge, September 29, 2009

This was a really fun way to begin reading Jane Austin. I picked up this book after I finished, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". I think that "Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters" was a little farther out there than the first Quirk Classic title. However, it's hard to go wrong with homicidal hermit crabs, and hostile tuna fish. It was really entertaining, and I can't wait to see what Quirk Classics will publish next.
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