Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pride and Prejudice, with zombies

Jane Austen's classic gets a contemporary update with the addition of...zombie mayhem? Believe it or not, this is actually an upcoming book and already has its place staked out in Amazon.

From the web site:
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- 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.


Heh. Introduce Jane Austen to a new generation of fans. I like that goal.

Can't wait for the movie.

(Hmmm, maybe the Noli and Fili can also use a bit of updating with, you know, killer robots and aliens. And less angst. Definitely less angst.)

2 comments:

  1. But... but... Noli with zombies is cool. :-(

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  2. it got blogged here too:
    http://www.dinosaursandrobots.com/2009/02/making-stuffy-old-books-readable-by.html

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