In an act of literary genius, author Seth Grahame-Smith has taken Jane Austen’s classic novel and done to it what all modern media needs: added more zombies! Just read this description from the listing on amazon.com:
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.
I highly approve of this concept, and encourage others to take a similar approach to updated other “classic” works of literature. Just think about it! David Copperfield and Zombies, Wuthering Heights is Filled with Zombies, Moby Dick Fights a Zombie, Great Zombie Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities Under Siege by Zombies… The ideas just spill out! Really, we all need more tales of zombies in our lives, if only to keep us on our toes for the inevitable Zombie Holocaust.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [Topless Robot]