Pride And Prejudice And Zombies , Seth Grahame-Smith’s sly zombification of Jane Austen’s Regency-era romance, is no act of literary desecration. To the already-irresistible story of the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennett and the proud Mr. Darcy, Grahame-Smith adds only the lightest sprinkling of walking corpses, Shaolin training, katana duels, dojos on country estates, and young ladies succumbing to the strange plague.
Classic stories still retain their storytelling power centuries later, and smart remakes do well to retain much of the original plot. That's the case in a new literary mash-up, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, where Elizabeth Bennett and Darcy take time away from courtship to hone their martial arts skills on the walking dead...
Many Austen fans would give anything to enter the charming world of her novels-a scenario explored recently in the successful BBC series "Lost in Austen" and Laurie Viera Rigler's Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict.
Currently in the works are two horror films based on Jane Austen's best-loved novel, titled - Google them if you think it's a joke - "Pride and Predator" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
Jane Austen and other famous authors violate what everyone learned in their English class.
You've Read the Novels (Now Read the Footnotes) by William Grimes, review of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice edited by David M. Shapard, The New York Times, March 16, 2007
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A question of pride: So Pride and Prejudice has been voted most life-changing novel - but how well do you really know it? by John Sutherland, Guardian, December 13, 2004
Change your life with Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice wins Radio 4 poll of women's fiction, by Hadley Freeman, Guardian, December 9, 2004
Jane Austen, Public Theologian, by Peter J. Leithart, First Things, January 2004
Hume, Austen, and First Impressions, by Rodney Delasanta, First Things, June/July 2003
The Sense and Sensibility of Betrayal: Discovering the Meaning of Treachery through Jane Austen, by Rodger L. Jackson, Humanitas 2000 No. 2
The Collected Work of Jane Austen, by Jane Austen, Ultra-Condensed by Christina Carlson and Peter da Silva, at Book-A-Minute Classics