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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.
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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)
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    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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I finally got around to finishing this, and I have to say I was pretty happy. I'm not a Janeite, which is probably why it took me so long to get back to this book in the first place, but I really enjoyed reading this. ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
I might have found this more enjoyable than the original. That being said, there were a few times I wasn’t happy with this book. Lizzy can get a little too blood thirsty even for her altered character and a few times things were spoken by different characters than in the original. Since this book really is Pride and Prejudice as we all know and love, with the addition of a zombie scourge for the past 50 years or so, those errors bothered me a bit. Things happen as they should but not quite exactly the same way. Clever and well done over all. ( )
  missmimsy | Jun 14, 2016 |
I wanted this to be lighthearted a funny, but it was not. I wanted the zombies to add something to the story; they did not. ( )
  laverack | Jun 2, 2016 |
It was an interesting idea to mix a classic novel with zombies but it didn't really grab me ( )
  KarenDuff | Jun 1, 2016 |
You have to admit that this book's cover is pretty attention-getting! I picked up this book after a friend told me it was pretty good. What I really enjoyed the most about this book is its continuity with the original story. The additions of zombie-fighting really fit in well with the story. I found this to be an easy read (well, as easy as 19th century British literature can be) that was entertaining and fun.

I think my favorite part of the story is when the zombies attack (at different intervals). The fight scenes and the main characters' reactions are all written really well. I wanted to jump in and help beat back the monsters! ( )
  gabesmom | Apr 20, 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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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.… (more)

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