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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

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ISBN13: 9781594744426
ISBN10: 1594744424
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In the same shocking (yet strangely embraceable) spirit of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, another classic Austen novel has been taken to a whole new level. Some say it's gratuitous, but I say, Sea monsters rock, so why not? Do tentacles really matter when it comes to true love?
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Publisher Comments:

From Quirk Books — publisher of the New York Times bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem!

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities.

As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels?

This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen's biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It's survival of the fittest — and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!

Review:

"This latest effort to combine Jane Austen mania and pop culture horror takes the same format as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies minus the innovation of being the first to do so. Using the familiar plot structure of Austen's first novel, and a few of the most famous lines, the mannered life of early nineteenth century gentry is stripped of witty dialogue and replaced with monsters, vulgarity, and violence. When Mr. Dashwood is eaten by a hammerhead shark his daughters Marianne and Elinor, along with their sister and mother, are sent to Pestilent Island where they meet Sir John Middleton, owner of the islands, and squid-faced Colonel Brandon. Marianne is rescued from a giant octopus by Mr. Willoughby, causing her to fall in love with him. Meanwhile, Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars who is engaged to the evil Lucy Steele. Readers who found humor in the contrast between Austen's familiar novel and the addition of zombies will probably welcome this unevenly written effort." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Winters overlays the horror elements — killer sea monsters and a hostile setting — skillfully, producing another bizarre hybrid..." Booklist

Review:

"...strangely entertaining, like a Weird Al version of an opera aria, and Eugene Smith's amusing illustrations add an extra touch of bizarre hilarity." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Arriving just in time for Halloween, this strange and terrifying tongue-in-cheek novel marks a new addition to the much-acclaimed literary-occult series featuring Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Synopsis:

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities.

As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon.

Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? It's survival of the fittest and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love.

Synopsis:

Come on up to the attic

Come up if you dare

Climb up the rickety ladder—

Come up and see what’s there…

Ben H. Winters brings the fear factor to this collection of thirty spooktastic rhyming stories about witches, zombies, vampires and more! Featuring eerie illustrations by Adam F. Watkins, this book is perfect for nights around the campfire and slumber party ghost stories. Be sure to keep a flashlight close!

About the Author

Jane Austen is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which has been translated into 17 languages and optioned to become a major motion picture. She died in 1817.

Ben H. Winters is a writer based in Brooklyn.

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anne.rogge, September 29, 2009 (view all comments by anne.rogge)
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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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594744426
Author:
Jane Austen and Ben Winters
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Illustrator:
Smith, Eugene
Author:
Watkins, Adam F.
Author:
Quirk Books
Author:
Quirk Books
Author:
Winters, Ben
Author:
Austen, Jane
Author:
Smith, Eugene
Author:
Winters, Ben H.
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
England
Subject:
Islands
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Quirk Classics
Publication Date:
September 15, 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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Product details 64 pages Quirk Books - English 9781594744426 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In the same shocking (yet strangely embraceable) spirit of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, another classic Austen novel has been taken to a whole new level. Some say it's gratuitous, but I say, Sea monsters rock, so why not? Do tentacles really matter when it comes to true love?

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This latest effort to combine Jane Austen mania and pop culture horror takes the same format as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies minus the innovation of being the first to do so. Using the familiar plot structure of Austen's first novel, and a few of the most famous lines, the mannered life of early nineteenth century gentry is stripped of witty dialogue and replaced with monsters, vulgarity, and violence. When Mr. Dashwood is eaten by a hammerhead shark his daughters Marianne and Elinor, along with their sister and mother, are sent to Pestilent Island where they meet Sir John Middleton, owner of the islands, and squid-faced Colonel Brandon. Marianne is rescued from a giant octopus by Mr. Willoughby, causing her to fall in love with him. Meanwhile, Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars who is engaged to the evil Lucy Steele. Readers who found humor in the contrast between Austen's familiar novel and the addition of zombies will probably welcome this unevenly written effort." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Winters overlays the horror elements — killer sea monsters and a hostile setting — skillfully, producing another bizarre hybrid..."
"Review" by , "...strangely entertaining, like a Weird Al version of an opera aria, and Eugene Smith's amusing illustrations add an extra touch of bizarre hilarity."
"Synopsis" by , Arriving just in time for Halloween, this strange and terrifying tongue-in-cheek novel marks a new addition to the much-acclaimed literary-occult series featuring Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
"Synopsis" by , Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities.

As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon.

Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? It's survival of the fittest and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love.

"Synopsis" by ,
Come on up to the attic

Come up if you dare

Climb up the rickety ladder—

Come up and see what’s there…

Ben H. Winters brings the fear factor to this collection of thirty spooktastic rhyming stories about witches, zombies, vampires and more! Featuring eerie illustrations by Adam F. Watkins, this book is perfect for nights around the campfire and slumber party ghost stories. Be sure to keep a flashlight close!

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