February 3, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and ZOMBIES????

Posted in Books tagged , , at 1:35 pm by Sidney

Congratulations to Tanya, last weeks’s Wednesday Weirdness winner. Tanya, you won the $10.00 gift card! Congratulations!

I was surfing the web and visiting some blogs and came upon this interesting book. At first I thought it was a joke, but after further investigation, found out it’s real. Who would have thought you could incorporate zombies into a regency classic. Well I know at least one person that could. If you were a contestant in Avon Fanlit, you know who I’m talking about. I’m just wondering who’s actually going to read it. Then again, I do have an extremely morbid curiosity…


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.

Interesting way of exposing today’s youth to the classics. What’s next? War and Peace and Werewolves?