Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Deluxe Heirloom Edition (Pride and Prej. and Zombies)

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Author: Austen, Jane

Brand: Grahame-Smith, Seth

Edition: Deluxe

Number Of Pages: 368

Release Date: 01-10-2009

Details: Product Description 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.    This deluxe heirloom edition includes a new preface by coauthor Seth Grahame-Smith, thirteen oil painting illustrations by Roberto Parada, and a fascinating afterword by Dr. Allen Grove of Alfred University—plus 30 percent more zombies! 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 expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem begins when a mysterious plague falls 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. It’s the perfect read for literature lovers, zombie fans, and anyone who loves a reanimated Austen. Review “…a jolly mash-up of Austen’s 1813 classic and the horror tropes of the walking dead…”- Philadelphia Inquirer “ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is the ultimate mash-up.” – Newsday  “Because every story is better with zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith's bestselling novel-turned-movie is a must-read for Austen lovers...  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies needs to be on every P&P fan's shelf.”– Bustle Review “A delectable literary mash-up…might we hope for a sequel? Grade A-.” —Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly “Jane Austen isn't for everyone. Neither are zombies. But combine the two and the only question is, Why didn't anyone think of this before? The judicious addition of flesh-eating undead to this otherwise faithful reworking is just what Austen's gem needed.” --Wired “Has there ever been a work of literature that couldn't be improved by adding zombies?” --Lev Grossman, Time “Such is the accomplishment of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies that after reveling in its timeless intrigue, it’s difficult to remember how Austen’s novel got along without the undead. What begins as a gimmick ends with renewed appreciation of the indomitable appeal of Austen’s language, characters, and situations. Grade A.” --The Onion A.V. Club 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. Roberto Parada is a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in Time, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Sports Illustrated. A graduate from Pratt Institute, he has received awards from The New York Society of Illustrators, Communications Arts, and American Illustration. Mr. Parada is also a bone marrow transplant survivor. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. From the Afterword by Dr. Allen Grove, Professor of English, Alfred University: “Why would anyone add gratuitous scenes of violence, carnage, and cannibalism to one of the greatest novels of Western civilization? Somewhere in the nave of Winchester Cathedral, we imagine that Austen’s corpse, though presumably dead, must be rolling.” “Provincial English readers understood that their world of genteel gallantry and tea parties was under threat by sweeping social changes and violent revolutionary forces.” “Gothic authors frequently reworked existing novels with new and sensational supernatural machinery. And although zombies have been popular only in recent decades, their presence

EAN: 9781594744518

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

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