New book by Seth Grahame-Smith, titled Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, hopefully reads like this: "I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine, so I ate his brains."

I'm not sure what to think of this. While I applaud the use of zombies in classic literature, I wonder what Ms. Austen would think about her ladies enacting revenge upon the men — not with their mordant wit, but with teeth and undead claws. The book Pride And Prejudice And Zombies follows Elizabeth Bennet in her quest to rid the world of rude zombies.

Summary:Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — 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.


The book is available at Quirk Books, but the dignity lost by smearing the name of classic heroine Ms. Bennet will follow you for years. Is this full of win, or just another zombie tragedy?