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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [Lingua Inglese]: the classic regency romance, now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem: 2 (edition 2009)

by Jane Austen (Autore), Seth Grahame-Smith (Autore)

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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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Title:Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [Lingua Inglese]: the classic regency romance, now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem: 2
Authors:Jane Austen (Autore)
Other authors:Seth Grahame-Smith (Autore)
Info:Quirk Books (2009), Edition: 01, 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!
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    Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters (sweetandsyko)
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    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.
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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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    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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In this retelling of Jane Austen's classic tale, zombies are the additional element. Outside of random unmentionables showing up to parties and during long walks outside, the rest of the story is pretty close to Austen's original. Personally, I felt that something was lost in this version, which reads to me like a way to make the story more interesting to contemporary audiences while completely missing the point of the original novel. But if it's someone else's cup of tea, by all means, enjoy! ( )
  wagner.sarah35 | Apr 27, 2024 |
A very silly, goofy book. I really enjoyed reading a zombie novel where the zombie apocalypse is portrayed as a minor inconvenience that just lets the characters have a bit of fun killing every once in a while. Truly all period pieces should have zombies. ( )
  KimberlyH98 | Mar 8, 2024 |
Was in love when I heard the concept of the book, namely remixing work where the copyright had expired. Note that I would not have approached such a combined unless I was either not ever intending to read the book or was already familiar with its contents. Seeing the movie would not have been justworthy enough, but I had listened to the audiobook of Pride and Prejudice.
The execution, itself, was good in many respects. However, it only add these small, dead elements on top of the story. It would have been more thorough to have added an additional plot that related specifically to the zombie cause. Since this was not included, the book is not exactly worth the read. I feel like I have wasted my time reading an abridged version of a book and cannot really say I read Pride and Prejudice at all.
Will definitely read some of the other Grahame-Smith books though. Just have to do a bit more background research beforehand. ( )
  MXMLLN | Jan 12, 2024 |
Katherine Kellgren can do no wrong in my eyes. She is the Platonic ideal of an audio book narrator. Is there a Kellgren fan club? Can I start one? And be president? And frighten her with my immoderate love of her?

Anyway, there are some fantastic and funny things going on in this book. I love that Charlotte only agrees to marry Mr. Collins because she's contracted the zombie plague. I love that Mr. Darcy beats Mr. Whickam lame. I love that Elizabeth nearly rips out Lady Catherine's heart. But in between the awesome parts, it's just Pride and Prejudice. I completely love P&P, so that's not a bad thing, still I can only give three stars to a book that adds a few crazy-funny bits to a book that is already very funny and essentially perfect. I mean, what if I added a few hilarious scenes to Wayne's World? You'd be like, "Well, great job, Destinee, but it was already awesome enough." Exactly. ( )
  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
Audiobook version. This book comes across exactly as the foreword indicates: The author who is no particular fan of Austen took the original text of the book and substituted chunks of text to include a zombie story. Even worse, the additions ape the worst of modern day historical romance. I don't get the fuss about this book. I thought it was awful and gave up about a quarter of the way in. ( )
  Doodlebug34 | Jan 1, 2024 |
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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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