Friday, January 30, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance—Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! Quirk Books $12.95 : 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."

Hat tip to the Little Professor.

4 comments:

Gerard said...

Crap. The release date for this is not until May. I may finally read a book by Austen.

JD Rhoades plugged a zombie book on his blog yesterday. I'm ordering zombie books and wrestler mask books left and right.

Anonymous said...

When does the George A. Romero movie adaptation of this come out?

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

They must have gotten the idea for zombies after watching Kiera Knightly's performance in Pride and Prejudice.

Gary Severance said...

Manners are too subtle for today's readers.