Friday, January 30

Elizabeth Bennet vs. Zombies


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.

4 comments:

Andy Briones said...

Sounds like an interesting read! Is this locally available?

I can already imagine my mom gasping at the sheer thought of reading a zombie rehash of Pride and Prejudice. She's a big fan of Jane Austen, ehehehe.

Thor said...

Hah! I am a huge fan of Austen's and I can't help but be wildly excited for this "desecration." :p

It will be out March this year. Hope this reaches our shores.

Andy Briones said...

Keep me updated if this book ever reaches our beloved Islands. I'm dying to read this one!

Thor said...

Will do. Will promote this book as if I were getting paid by the publishers. :p