I’ve always been a fan of superhero team-ups, or music mash-ups, but rarely are there literary conjunctions…until now! I’m sure many students that read through Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice wanted something little bit more punchy and now they have their wish. Chronicle books is releasing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies this Wednesday. It is the original story but the characters are plagued with a zombie outbreak and must survive. Another great part of the book is the inclusion of the zombie illustrations that are done in the vein of the original C.E. Brock artwork. I’m pretty pumped for this and seems like a fun read. What do you think? More info after the jump…
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.