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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0345520688
ISBN-13: 9780345520685
Sku: 211880885
Publish Date: 5/4/2010
Pages:  176
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. (from the first line)
It is know as the strange plague and its unfortunate victims are referred to only as unmentionables or dreadfuls. All over England, the dead are rising again, and now even the daughters of Britains best families must devote their lives to mastering the deadly arts. Elizabeth Bennet is a fearsome warrior whose ability with a sword is matched only by her quick wit and even sharper tongue. But she faces her most formidable foe yet in the haughty, conceited, and somehow strangely attractive Mr. Darcy. --From publishers description. *Author: Austen, Jane/ Grahame-Smith, Seth/ Lee, Tony (ADP)/ Richards, Cliff (ILT) *Publication Date: 2010/05/04 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 7.00 *Height: 10.75
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A graphic adaptation of the best-selling whimsical parody blending Jane Austen's classic with zombie mayhem is an irreverent work featuring all-original art by the illustrator of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics series. Original.
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Resurrecting Jane Austen's classic story of Elizabeth Bennett, a young English lady who never quite fits the form, Seth Grahame-Smith has brought in George Romero as consultant. Whether or not you think Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE needs a retooling, it is hard to dispute the cleverness (or trend savviness) of television writer Grahame-Smith's conceit: believe it or not, some published Austen scholars have analyses ready to support a zombie reading of P&P. Martial art battles, the walking dead, and brains splatter the pages of Austen's book, one strong enough to sustain this and the other attacks sure to follow.Resurrecting Jane Austen's classic story of Elizabeth Bennett, a young English lady who never quite fits the form, Seth Grahame-Smith has brought in George Romero as consultant. Whether or not you think Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE needs a retooling, it is hard to dispute the cleverness (or trend savviness) of television writer Grahame-Smith's conceit: believe it or not, some published Austen scholars have analyses ready to support a zombie reading of P&P. Martial art battles, the walking dead, and brains splatter the pages of Austen's book, one strong enough to sustain this and the other attacks sure to follow.
Author Bio
Jane Austen
Jane Austen was the daughter of a well-connected country clergyman in a small village in southern England, and was distantly related to the aristocracy. She had six brothers and a sister--Cassandra, her best friend and confidante. Although she often wrote about marriage and courtship, Austen never married, nor did her sister. The Austen household was lively, jolly, and bookish, and Jane and her siblings loved performing in amateur theatricals (a pastime which plays a vital part in the plot of her novel MANSFIELD PARK). Jane and Cassandra were taught mostly at home, and learned only the trivial accomplishments necessary to proper young women of the period--music, drawing, dancing, etc.--but Jane was also widely read in literature, including the classics. She began writing her witty, satirical novels to amuse her family, but eventually (1809), when she began writing more seriously, she kept her work secret. All together, she completed six novels that parody the social mores of the time, writing about middle-class provincial life with psychological insight and humor. In 1816, she became afflicted with Addison's disease; she died the next year at age 41 in Winchester, and was buried in the cathedral there. Her gravestone bears a long and affectionate inscription attesting to "the benevolence of her heart, the sweetness of her temper, and the extraordinary endowments of her mind," but omitting any mention of her career as a writer. Austen is revered for her satirical portraits of English life, and for her use of the interior monologue to convey character--a relatively new device at the time she was writing. Her contemporary, Sir Walter Scott, praised "the exquisite touch which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment." Her work is also the prototype for a debased version of it, the perennially popular "Regency" romance. By the end of the 20th century, her work--the reputation of which had fluctuated widely since her death--became popular again, and was the source of several movies and TV adaptations.

Seth Grahame-Smith is sometimes called the "king of the mash-up," for his ability to merge two ostensibly incompatible literary styles into a seamless--and humorous--whole. That talent first became apparent to readers with his 2005 bestseller, PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, which found Elizabeth Bennett battling the undead alongside Mr. Darcy. "I expected to be burnt at the stake; even to me it seemed slightly sacrilegious to rework one of the English language's greatest authors, but Austen lovers seem to have embraced it," Grahame-Smith told one interviewer. "I've had a lot of them tell me it's a great way to bring people into the Austen tent." Grahame-Smith is the pen name of Seth Jared Greenberg, who was born in New York State and raised in Connecticut. His mother was an editor, and his father was a bookstore owner who collected horror and science-fiction paperbacks; some 5,000 volumes filled the family basement. Upon earning a degree in film from Emerson College in 1998, Grahame-Smith worked briefly in television development before embarking on a writing career. He has said, "I'm not out to write the great American novel. I'm out to entertain the hell out of a reader to pull them through book mercilessly with these big bombastic characters and sequences." In addition to his books, Grahame-Smith has penned an MTV comedy series called THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER and has contributed to screenplays for both PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER.

Praise

"The book, probably the first Austen/horror mashup to make it into print, is roughly 85 percent Austen's original text, with references to monsters, putrefying flesh and ninja swordplay added on just about every page." - Jennifer Schuessler 02/21/2009

"[F]or a Jane Austen fan, the gratifying aspect of reading PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is not the comic bloodthirsty additions, but rather how they highlight the humor that already exists in the original PRIDE AND PREJUDICE." - Monica Hesse 04/17/2009

"This Meryton and its environs are threatened by the flesh-eating undead, and the Bennet girls aim to do their duty, even as they fret about what to wear to the next ball." - Connie Ogle 04/20/2009

"[T]here's something particularly hilarious about introducing the undead into an English novel of manners." - Sara Stewart 04/05/2009

"The book, probably the first Austen/horror mashup to make it into print, is roughly 85 percent Austen's original text, with references to monsters, putrefying flesh and ninja swordplay added on just about every page." - Jennifer Schuessler 02/21/2009

"[F]or a Jane Austen fan, the gratifying aspect of reading PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is not the comic bloodthirsty additions, but rather how they highlight the humor that already exists in the original PRIDE AND PREJUDICE." - Monica Hesse 04/17/2009

"This Meryton and its environs are threatened by the flesh-eating undead, and the Bennet girls aim to do their duty, even as they fret about what to wear to the next ball." - Connie Ogle 04/20/2009

"[T]here's something particularly hilarious about introducing the undead into an English novel of manners." - Sara Stewart 04/05/2009

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Product attributePublisher:   Del Rey Books
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