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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

by Seth Grahame-Smith

Other authors: Jane Austen

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Series: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (1)

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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.
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    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (fugitive)
    fugitive: Duh!
  2. 93
    Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith (HollyMS)
    HollyMS: Dawn of the Dreadfuls is a prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
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    Android Karenina by Ben H. Winters (HollyMS)
    HollyMS: 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. 52
    Jane Slayre by Sherri Browning Erwin (bookymouse)
  7. 52
    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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    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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    Blameless by Gail Carriger (jlynno84)
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 Hogwarts Express: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Discuss16 unread / 16kirbyowns, August 2009

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I had such high hopes, but not even the promise of "ultraviolent zombie action" was able to hold my attention through a Jane Austin novel. I tried. Now on to "World War Z"! ( )
  widdershinns | Dec 4, 2022 |
Everything in life has its magic ingredient that will make it better. In music it is anything played faster and louder that improves it, or robotic voices. And in fiction, especially gothic fiction, a story, any story, is always improved by adding a MONSTER. The monster everyone knows the best monster ever to add is the living dead, a zombie, although this is a recent epiphany. Jane Austen had the foresight to insert these cadenzas into her fiction to accommodate the living dead/ninja free-form fiction necessary to make these books relevant today. Let Jane Austen and Kenneth Grahame-Smith take you on a miasmal journey down necromantic byways in the 19th century.

I actually didn't like this as much as I wanted to. The tale of Mrs. Bennett marrying off her daughters while battling the ravages of the undead in rural England was too long on parlor drama and too short on ultraviolent mayhem. The endless delvings into marital and emotional intrigue were simply too much.

The novel WAS better than the two star dreadful unimproved Pride and Predjdice but not by enough to warrant more than three stars. ( )
  Gumbywan | Jun 24, 2022 |
Like other reviewers have mentioned, it's pretty much exactly like Pride and Prejudice - but with zombies. The novelty wears off after a couple of chapters but I definitely couldn't help but snicker at certain parts. ( )
  MC_Rolon | Jun 15, 2022 |
Decisamente un libro senza infamia e senza lode. Sono partita con tanto entusiasmo dato che non ho mai letto Orgoglio e Pregiudizio e l'aggiunta di zombie non guasta mai. Ma la fatica che non ho fatto ad arrivare alla fine omg oltretutto mi devo ancora riprendere per la presenza assurda di shaolin & co. ahahah
So che qualcuno mi ucciderà, ma ho due piccoli pensieri che mi frullano nella testa:
1) Spero vivamente che il film sia decente;
2) Se ho trovato pallosa la versione che contiene zombie e uccisioni varie, cosa potrei mai pensare del libro originale? MEH, credo che non lo scoprirò mai, mi è passata la voglia di provare a leggere pure O&P. ( )
  XSassyPants | Jun 11, 2022 |
Seemed like a good idea. Essentially a novel length parody, which is where the problem lies. The Jane Austen novel of manners juxtaposed with the addition of zombies. I got this after reading the blurb on the back. I do like Jane Austen, finding the stories and style amusing. This added some blood and gore, but doesn't quite work as well as it could. An interesting concept and sure to be the start of an avalanche of further 'mash-ups'. Presumably the base text has to be out of copyright first. ( )
  Sandman-1961 | Apr 26, 2022 |
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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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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.

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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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