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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Quirk Classic Series) (edition 2009)

by Jane Austen and Ben Winters, Katherine Kellgren (Reader)

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Title:Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Quirk Classic Series)
Authors:Jane Austen and Ben Winters
Other authors:Katherine Kellgren (Reader)
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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters

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Another expansion on a classic novel. While not as good as Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, it was interesting to see Quirk branching out from zombies in favur of sea monsters, and I feel it probably fits the format of this book better. ( )
  Arianwen16 | Jan 4, 2017 |
Somebody was bound to do it. ( )
  kat_with_a_book | Oct 15, 2016 |
I listened to this book on Audio CD. From the description I thought this version would be more exciting but it was not. It was too dry and slow for me. ( )
  lacey.tucker | Mar 10, 2016 |
Again, the monsters just did not fit. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
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There’s no denying the page-turning satisfaction of this welcome sequel, which exceeds Pride And Prejudice And Zombies in cleverness and wit while continuing to pay proper homage to the deep emotions underlying the original text.
 
It’s hard to say, in the end, if this is an homage, an exploitation, a deconstruction, or just a 300-page parlor trick. Although the sea-monster subplots, considered independently, rarely rise above pulp clichés, the book’s best moments do achieve a kind of bizarro symbiosis. The monsters make Austen’s abstract threats ridiculously concrete, and Austen, in turn, dignifies the monsters: They serve as gargoyles emphasizing the immaculate balance of her original story’s structure.
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Horner, DoogieDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leetaru, LarsCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This book is dedicated to my parents—lovers of great literature and great silliness.
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The family of Dashwood had been settled in Sussex since before the Alteration, when the waters of the world grew cold and hateful to the sons of man, and darkness moved on the face of the deep.
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The Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels?… (more)

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