Monday, January 26, 2009

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Restored to Its Original Text

Way back in library school, I once read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to impress a girl. It worked, and I got two dates out of it. But the book was an awful tedium, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone...until now.

Editor Seth Grahame-Smith as published Jane Austen's masterpiece as it was presented in the original manuscripts:

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. 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. Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen’s classic novel to new legions of fans.

HT: Neatorama

1 comment:

DannyG said...

John, I couldn't help but think of you when I saw this:,2933,484326,00.html