Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The Classic Regency Romance, Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem

Quirk Books (Jun 01, 2009)
9781594743344
| Paperback
319 pages | 210 x 134 mm | English
Dewey 813.6
LOC Class. PS3607.R33848 .P75 2009
LOC Contr. 2008937609

Genres

  • Regency Fiction

Subjects

  • Bennet, Elizabeth (Fictitious Character)
  • Bennet, Elizabeth (Fictitious Character)/ Fiction
  • Darcy, Fitzwilliam (Fictitious Character)
  • Darcy, Fitzwilliam (Fictitious Character)/ Fiction
  • Zombies/ Fiction

Plot

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."

So begins "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. 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. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.