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. Can she 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. "The real question is: If Mr. Darcy became infected, would Elizabeth have the fortitude to behead him in time?" - Salon.com "A 'delightful comedy of manners' featuring Elizabeth, Darcy, and the undead." -Jezebel.com "[Seth Grahame-Smith] has taken the merry world established by a 19th-century literary lady, added a scourge of reanimated corpses, and created...well, a pop cultural phenomenon, certainly, and one that has stirred up a lot of excitement. But the greater achievement of the book may lie in the satisfying desire it awakens to read the remix and the original side by side." Entertainment Weekly
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by Seth Grahame-Smith
by Leslie Connor
by E.D. Baker
by Carolyn Meyer
by Nancy Springer
by Karen Cushman
"Start with the classic PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and intersperse additional passages about the invasion of zombies in the countryside and the mayhem that follows in their wake, and, voilˆ, a novel of English manners is transformed. Katherine Kellgren delivers a serious reading that allows the tongue-in-cheek humor of the "new" book to stand on its own. She's equally proficient with the condescending tones of the upper-class males; with the fluttering superficiality of poor Mrs. Bennet, who expends great energy in finding husbands for her daughters; and with daughter Elizabeth, who is a consummate slayer of the unmentionables. One special treat is a brief rendering of an excerpt from a song. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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