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I must read this book!

[ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ] “It’s 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.

JANE AUSTEN is the author of “Sense and Sensibility”, “Persuasion”, “Mansfield Park”, and other masterpieces of English literature.

SETH GRAHAME-SMITH once took a class in English literature. He lives in Los Angeles.


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Feb. 12th, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
OMG! I think I just may have to read this book!!
I lost a "friend" once by telling her that Austen just "wasn't my thing" - and she went into a tirade as if I told her i ate kittens for breakfast.
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