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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)
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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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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 | Aug 7, 2016 |
"This is a most unfortunate affair, and will probably be much talked off. But we must stem the tide of idle chatter, and pour into our wounded bosoms the soothing balm of vengeance."
Never have the words of Mary Bennet been more accurate and to the point. This book is just terrible. The masterpiece that was Pride and Prejudice has been soiled and from trampled upon. The addition of the zombies does not add anything to the plot, not to mention that Victorian era zombies are the weakest and lamest zombies in all literature. ( )
  Ambar_Oliveras | Jul 25, 2016 |
I liked this book. It was a wonderful retelling and had me cracking up more than once. It was a little hard to understand at parts (that's why it's getting 4 stars), but I loved this. The characters are great, the story line is awesome. I would recommend this book. 4 out of 5 stars. ( )
  Beammey | Jul 23, 2016 |
The zombies make it a bit better but it's just not my type of reading. ( )
  ralu1150 | Jul 15, 2016 |
Sigh. I wanted to enjoy this as a transformative work, but it’s hampered by being in the same medium as the Austen; you seek to kill a queen, you best not miss, and Grahame-Smith isn’t anywhere near the kind of writer who could pull this off. My favorite bit of the movie—the exact circumstances under which Darcy notices Lizzy’s very fine eyes—isn’t exactly in here, and while the movie makes other changes that make the narrative even more confusingly incoherent, it’s definitely easier on the eyes. ( )
  rivkat | Jul 1, 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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