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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Series, Book 2
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The New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture starring Lily James and Sam Riley, with Matt Smith, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey.

"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, a bold reimagining of Jane Austen's classic novel. 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 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 bloodsoaked battlefield. Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an audacious retelling of English literature's most enduring novel.

This movie tie-in edition features 16 pages of color stills from the film, a reading group discussion guide, and other bonus materials.
The New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture starring Lily James and Sam Riley, with Matt Smith, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey.

"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, a bold reimagining of Jane Austen's classic novel. 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 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 bloodsoaked battlefield. Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an audacious retelling of English literature's most enduring novel.

This movie tie-in edition features 16 pages of color stills from the film, a reading group discussion guide, and other bonus materials.
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  • ATOS:
    8.0
  • Lexile:
    1070
  • Interest Level:
    UG
  • Text Difficulty:
    6 - 9

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About the Author-
  • 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 the New York Times best seller Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. He also wrote the screenplay for the Tim Burton film Dark Shadows. He lives in Los Angeles.
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  • School Library Journal

    June 1, 2009
    Adult/High School-Austen's England is overrun with "unmentionables." Etiquette and polite society still reign, but they do become strained when, for example, the ball at Netherfield is interrupted by an attack on the household staff. In this parody, Grahame-Smith maintains the structure and language of the original while strategically inserting zombies into the story. The surprise is how little changes. Elizabeth Bennett is still known for her beauty and intelligence. Here, she is also known for her expertise in the "deadly arts," abilities that only make her a less-desirable marriage partner. There is the constant physical peril that echoes the menace underlying the original. In addition to a life of homeless spinsterhood, the sisters fear having their brains eaten, or being bitten and turned into zombies themselves (a fate to which one character does unfortunately fall prey). The unmentionables also magnify the satirical aspects of the story. A few key arguments, such as the final confrontation between Elizabeth and Lady Catherine, become all-out brawls to the death. (Lady Catherine is famous for her fighting skills and army of ninjas.) And of course Darcy is a renowned swordsman, known for his gentlemanly ferocity. The concept alone is worth a chuckle. The undead are popular at the moment, and teens will be attracted to this clever version of a frequently assigned classic. However, they should be prepared for a somewhat slow read. The author has not accelerated the pace or created suspense in this mashup."Angela Carstensen, Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York City"

    Copyright 2009 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Library Journal

    May 5, 2009
    You'll either love or loathe the idea of this classic rewritten to include hordes of brain-seeking zombie "unmentionables" and a Shaolin-trained Elizabeth Bennett. It is silly, of course, and at times unnecessarily crude (Do we really need this many puns on the word balls?), but it's also a great deal of fun-particularly when Elizabeth dreams about beheading her wayward sister Lydia. Verdict: As Grahame-Smith has retained 85 percent of the original text, Austen aficionados may enjoy seeing the familiar story through this new lens. Fans of satirical zombie films and horror-comedies like Shaun of the Dead and Army of Darkness will enjoy it, too. Buzz is high for this publisher's breakout title, which includes ten discussion questions. Recommended for all popular fiction collections.-Karl G. Siewert, Tulsa City-Cty. Lib., OK

    Copyright 2009 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • DOGO Books faitharina101 - I loved this movie. It was so amazing. I am looking every for this book. I mean online wise. I advise you to read it and/or see it. There are plot twists. Especially one that is really gasp worthy... Everything falls into place when you are confused and think nothing will be peaceful. Though I can say I have not read the book , i bet it is amazing. There should be other movies and books like this. There is action, mystery, turns, and laughable moments.
  • Booklist

    May 1, 2009
    This may be the most wacky by-product of the busy Jane Austen fan-fiction industryat least among the spin-offs and pastiches that have made it into print. In whats described as an expanded edition of Pride and Prejudice, 85 percent of the original text has been preserved but fused with ultraviolent zombie mayhem. For more than 50 years, we learn, England has been overrun by zombies, prompting people like the Bennets to send their daughtersaway to China for training in the art of deadly combat, and prompting others, like Lady Catherine de Bourgh, to employ armies of ninjas. Added to the familiar plot turns that bring Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy together is the fact that both are highly skilled killers, gleefully slaying zombies on the way to their happy ending.Is nothing sacred? Well, no, and mash-ups using literary classics that are freely available on the Web may become a whole new genre. Whats next? Wuthering Heights and Werewolves?(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2009, American Library Association.)

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