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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

ISBN-10: 1594744513

ISBN-13: 9781594744518

Edition: 2009 (Deluxe)

Authors: Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith, Roberto Parada

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"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 edition 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 as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication date: 11/2/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films.

Seth Grahame-Smith is an author and a film and television writer/producer. His books include The Big Book of Porn: A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty Movies; The Spider-Man Handbook: The Ultimate Training Manual; How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills; Pardon My President: Ready-to-Mail Apologies for Eight Years of George W. Bush; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.