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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with… (edition 2009)

by Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith

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Member:tsangal
Title:Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
Authors:Jane Austen
Other authors:Seth Grahame-Smith
Info:Quirk (2009), Paperback, 320 pages
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Tags:zombies, humour, fiction

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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

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    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (fugitive)
    fugitive: Duh!
  2. 93
    Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith (Hollerama)
    Hollerama: Dawn of the Dreadfuls is a prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
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    Android Karenina by Ben H. Winters (Hollerama)
    Hollerama: Another work from Quirk Classics in the same vein as P&P&Z.
  4. 93
    Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters (sweetandsyko)
  5. 30
    Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter by A. E. Moorat (nnattie30)
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    Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton (Emidawg)
    Emidawg: You could call this book "Pride and Prejudice and Dragons". The Dragons are the main characters in the book and live in an P&P type setting. While an original novel it can be considered another take on Austen's work.
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    Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford (infiniteletters)
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    Jane Slayre by Sherri Browning Erwin (bookymouse)
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    Blameless by Gail Carriger (jlynno84)
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    The Baum Plan for Financial Independence: and Other Stories by John Kessel (suzanney)
    suzanney: This story collection includes "Pride and Prometheus"- in which characters from Pride and Prejudice meet Frankenstein. It's available for free online.
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This book was a lot of fun. It worked better as a concept than a novel, and while the opening and closing are hilarious and ingeniously executed, the middle drags considerably, as though the author was just trying to write his way to the climax. Some of the conversations between Lizzie and Darcy stray closer to ribaldry than I'd have liked, and while I'm no purist when it comes to Austen, I felt some of this author's additions or alterations to the story violated the spirit of Austen's text and strained credulity. Still, the first few chapters and a handful of the later chapters do highlight what was a brilliant idea and a mind bent at first to top-quality satire. I wish it hadn't gone quite so astray, but I enjoyed it anyway, and I'm planning to read his follow-up: Abe Lincoln fighting vampires during the Civil War! ( )
  Snoek-Brown | Feb 7, 2016 |
Good for a giggle if you're an Austen fan, and an easy enough read when you're not looking for too much brain stress. It is exactly what it sounds like. Not much more to say than that, really! ( )
  thebookmagpie | Jan 30, 2016 |
Good for a giggle if you're an Austen fan, and an easy enough read when you're not looking for too much brain stress. It is exactly what it sounds like. Not much more to say than that, really! ( )
  hoegbottom | Jan 30, 2016 |
Good for a giggle if you're an Austen fan, and an easy enough read when you're not looking for too much brain stress. It is exactly what it sounds like. Not much more to say than that, really! ( )
  hoegbottom | Jan 30, 2016 |
The zombie killing, martial arts training, just through the story off to far for me. Stick with the original. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
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The success of any pastiche lies in its ability to capture the tone of that original, and in this Grahame-Smith has succeeded admirably.
 
P&P&Z has just too much Austen and not enough zombies. I found myself skimming, skipping larger and larger chunks of text to get to the zombie sequences, desperate to escape the claustrophobic drawing-room chatter of Austen's characters with a little beheading, disemboweling and derring-do.
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Grahame-Smith, Sethprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grahame-Smith, Sethmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Austen, Janesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hockensmith, Stevesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kellgren, KatherineNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.
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The mere stateliness of money or rank she could witness without trepidation, but the presence of a woman who had slain ninety dreadfuls with nothing more than a rain-soaked envelope was an intimidating prospect indeed.
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(From the back of the book) "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 edtion 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. Can Elizabeth 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.

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