Although Pride and Prejudice is a bodice-ripping literary classic, we’ve always felt it lacked something. Yep, you’ve guessed it – zombies. But now, thanks to author Seth Grahame-Smith, the living dead have invaded this delightful comedy of manners to splatter some much needed gore across its genteel pages.
Remove the head or destroy the brain
Beware of this book because Grahame-Smith has skilfully altered Jane Austen's original text to accommodate brand new scenes of bone-crunching cannibalism, brain-munching carnage and artery-slashing mayhem. The improvement is hilariously compelling!
Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely daft expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen's classic novel to new legions of fans. Maybe.
Complete with 20 illustrations
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.
You've got red on you
What ensues is an enchanting romantic romp interlaced with ultra-violent skull smashing, as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of mindless flesh-eaters. ‘When Elizabeth stood, she saw Mrs Long struggle to free herself as two female dreadfuls bit into her head, cracking her skull like a walnut, and sending a shower of dark blood spouting as high as the chandeliers.’ Brilliant, eh! And we haven’t even mentioned the Bennet girls’ Pentagram of Death or the introduction of a few pirates.
With Hollywood fighting over the movie rights to this madcap mash up (Natalie Portman to star and Richard Kelly of Donnie Darko fame to direct apparently), now is the time to get ahead of the game and read what is bound to become a cult classic. ‘Why Mr Darcy, what rotten flesh you have.’ Aargh!!!!