Thursday, January 29, 2009

Victorian Zombies

I'm not quite sure who the target audience is of this new book, but I find it quite amusing nonetheless.

From the publisher's website:

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. |Chronicle Books|
I think this is hilarious, but maybe that's just a sign of how decadent I've become.

Via Pop Culture Junk Mail, with thanks to Janelle for the link!

2 comments:

Joe6paq said...

Did news of Austin's zombie attack make it to you?

Neal R. Axton (USA) said...

Yes, I did hear about it.

Has my airdrop of weaponry not arrived yet?