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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance -- Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!

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ISBN13: 9781594743344
ISBN10: 1594743347
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In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith has paired Austen’s sublime language with the visceral, flesh-eating menace of the "dreadfuls." England was never this lively. We get sword fights, romance, a zombie plague, and, as a bonus... ninjas!
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Publisher Comments:

"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 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.

Review:

"The concept behind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies isn't exactly brain surgery...but it certainly juices up a staid literary classic....[T]here's something particularly hilarious about introducing the undead into an English novel of manners." New York Post

Review:

"[T]he greater achievement 
of the book may lie in the satisfying desire it awakens to read the remix and the original side by side. Indeed, you'll miss out if you do not, so smartly does young Mr. Grahame-Smith insert himself in the thicket of curlicued manners that is Miss Austen's real comic theme. (Grade: A-)" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"There are some ideas that...you hear and immediately kick yourself for not coming up with them first....[M]ixing the mannered stories of Jane Austen with blood, violence, ninjas and zombies is one of them." revolutionsf.com

Review:

"...[A] high-concept parody." janeaustensworld.wordpress.com

Synopsis:

This remarkable collection of maps, photographs, engravings and paintings from the early ages to modern day provides a stunning new look at the world as defined by our struggles and alliances with the monsters and supernatural creatures that have defined our existence. Learn how a mechanical man helped write Americas Declaration of Independence. Track the course of the Living Dead virus from Africa to Europe and on to the New World. View artifacts from our uneasy alliance with the Martian race, or simply delight in the vibrant colors and illustrations from a bygone age. More than 100 full-color images and insightful essays make this book an essential addition to the libraries of dedicated historians as well as casual fans of monsters and mayhem.

Synopsis:

“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 once took a class in English literature. He lives in Los Angeles.

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

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JessMama, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by JessMama)
A fun twist on an amazing story!
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Cheyenne, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by Cheyenne)
I was positively surprised by this book. Who would have thought Elizabeth Bennett as a zombie slayer would make so much sense? Anyone who loves Pride and Prejudice should definitely give it a try.
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efox15, February 29, 2012 (view all comments by efox15)
This was such a funny read. People that have read PRide and Prejudice will especially like this new take on such a romantic classic. To be truthful, I thought that the author wrote in the "zombie attacks" quite well. He was careful about staying true to the characters and kept the storyline relatively similar (with the exception of the one huge change). I really enjoyed this as a fun light read, and I think that this author is extremely creative and clever. He has other titles, such as Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Each of these is such a fun read, and a new favorite for anyone that likes twists on classics.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594743344
Author:
Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Author:
Grahame-Smith, Seth
Author:
Buchholz, Matthew
Author:
Grahame-Smith, Seth
Author:
Austen, Jane
Author:
Whitten, A. J.
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
England
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Subject:
Parodies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Quirk Classics
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 9.99 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 320 pages Quirk Books - English 9781594743344 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith has paired Austen’s sublime language with the visceral, flesh-eating menace of the "dreadfuls." England was never this lively. We get sword fights, romance, a zombie plague, and, as a bonus... ninjas!

"Review" by , "The concept behind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies isn't exactly brain surgery...but it certainly juices up a staid literary classic....[T]here's something particularly hilarious about introducing the undead into an English novel of manners."
"Review" by , "[T]he greater achievement 
of the book may lie in the satisfying desire it awakens to read the remix and the original side by side. Indeed, you'll miss out if you do not, so smartly does young Mr. Grahame-Smith insert himself in the thicket of curlicued manners that is Miss Austen's real comic theme. (Grade: A-)"
"Review" by , "There are some ideas that...you hear and immediately kick yourself for not coming up with them first....[M]ixing the mannered stories of Jane Austen with blood, violence, ninjas and zombies is one of them."
"Review" by , "...[A] high-concept parody."
"Synopsis" by ,
This remarkable collection of maps, photographs, engravings and paintings from the early ages to modern day provides a stunning new look at the world as defined by our struggles and alliances with the monsters and supernatural creatures that have defined our existence. Learn how a mechanical man helped write Americas Declaration of Independence. Track the course of the Living Dead virus from Africa to Europe and on to the New World. View artifacts from our uneasy alliance with the Martian race, or simply delight in the vibrant colors and illustrations from a bygone age. More than 100 full-color images and insightful essays make this book an essential addition to the libraries of dedicated historians as well as casual fans of monsters and mayhem.
"Synopsis" by , “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.

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