My New Favorite Literary Genre (My Take on Ms. Austen’s New Adventures)

Have you ever been reading a piece of period literature and thought to yourself, “You know, this examination of 19th-century social mores and relationships is interesting, but it just doesn’t have enough flesh-devouring undead.”

Well, here’s the book for you:

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Sadly, or amusingly, or awesomely, depending on your opinion, this is an actual book, described as follows:

“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.

Jane Austen is the author of “Sense and Sensibility”, “Persuasion”, “Mansfield Park”, and other masterpieces of English literature.

Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of “How to Survive a Horror Movie” and “The Big Book of Porn“. He lives in Los Angeles.

Is it wrong of me to be intrigued by the concept of Grahame-Smith combining Jane Austen with the subject matter of his second book, there? Pride and Prejudice and Boobies? Just saying.

Anyway, in the same vein (if you’ll pardon the expression), is the novel Jane Bites Back, with Ms. Austen as a vampire, and my personal favorite, an upcoming film that answers the question: What happens when a murderous alien lands in 19th-century England? And if you found yourself telling the story of this shocking event, what would you call it?

Pride and Predator.

Consider me first in line…

With apologies to Dan for not reading the blog first before posting.

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One response to “My New Favorite Literary Genre (My Take on Ms. Austen’s New Adventures)

  1. dan

    No problem, Flash – it’s such a great idea, it deserves to be plugged twice….

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