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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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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 Books (2009), Edition: Later Printing, Paperback, 320 pages
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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.
  3. 82
    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)
  6. 31
    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)
  9. 32
    Blameless by Gail Carriger (jlynno84)
  10. 32
    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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Our poor dear England is sorely beset by a zombie uprising. More mysteriously, there is an invasion of chipmunks and skunks too. The Humans occupy themselves by vomiting, self-harm, making jokes about balls and high levels of gratuitous violence. The only laughs I got out of this book were the paragraphs lifted directly out of the original.
  d.r.halliwell | Dec 2, 2016 |
funny and clever but not enough to sustain a whole book. ( )
  pixiegenne | Nov 11, 2016 |
Not for me. ( )
  pickleroad | Nov 10, 2016 |
I felt almost duty bound to download this when the Kindle edition hit bargain basement price, but Jane Slayre was a better mash-up, perhaps because I hadn't read Charlotte Bronte's original novel. I don't understand the horror fetish for zombies, really - 'Arghhh! Brains!' - and here the undead only really add violence and gore to Austen's novel, which is great for those who are into that kind of thing, but otherwise - meh.

The Bennet girls have been trained by Chinese masters in martial arts to help fight the plague of unmentionables dragging themselves around England, but Mrs Bennet is still worried about finding husbands for her daughters. Bar frequent references to bodily functions, hacking dead bodies to bits and a sort of vague American-Victorian setting, most of the book follows the source material. I did appreciate Lady Catherine's more fearsome reputation and poor Charlotte Lucas' new fate, but otherwise, this was just a re-read of P+P. ( )
  AdonisGuilfoyle | Nov 7, 2016 |
really interesting take on a classic tale. the zombies added a lot to the story. excellent! oh, and I absolutely LOVE Darcy. he is so BA! :) ( )
  almoskwa92 | Nov 4, 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
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.
‘What can be da meaning of dis?’ howled Charlotte, as soon as he was gone. ‘Mah dear Ewiza, he muss be love you, aw he never wuh have called in dis famiwiar way.’
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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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