Jane Austen Do overs

Poor Jane Austen. Not content with being probably one of the most popular writers of all time, she has to put up with people rewriting her books. Here's the disclaimer: If you think Austen is the greatest writer of all time, stop reading right now!

Quirk Classics has put out two rewrites of Austen's works. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters.

I loved them both. Humorous and true to the original stories, they make for an easy read. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was released first. Not as well integrated as Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, the book is quite funny and somewhat surreal. The characters who are turned into "unmentionables" makes for a real twist on the original version.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is just as fun as the first book. The story is faithful to Austen's original but the love interests involve humans who are somehow not quite human.

I recommend them both. But only if you don't mind a little reworking of Jane.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea MonstersSense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

2009-09 - Quirk Books
9781594744426 Check Our Catalog

Arriving just in time for Halloween, this strange and terrifying tongue-in-cheek novel marks a new addition to the much-acclaimed literary-occult series featuring "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." …More

Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesPride and Prejudice and Zombies
By Grahame-Smith, Seth
Author Austen, Jane
2009-04 - Quirk Books
9781594743344 Check Our Catalog
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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. …More
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