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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Seth Grahame-Smith
  • English
  • 04 July 2015
  • 9781594743344

10 thoughts on “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

  1. Madeline Madeline says:

    I tried to resist When everyone starting losing their shit over this book and pre ordering it I told myself that this was a literary bandwagon I wouldn't jump on I read the reviews posted here and saw that for the most part the consensus was that this book was grossly overrated All the parts that Grahame Smith wrote and there aren't many weren't very well done the zombie device got old uickly and the whole thing could have been much better It was with all this evidence in mind that I went into a bookstore a week ago and bought a copy All of the previously mentioned criticisms are true But you know what I decided? Criticism be damned go ahead and revoke my Intelligent Reader membership card I don't care Because this book fucking rocked and was the most fun I've had reading a book in a long time It's the exact same plot as the original story except it takes place in an alternate universe where England has been overrun with zombies for five and fifty years Why did this happen? It doesn't matter All you need to know is that zombies are cool and the Bennett sisters thanks to their Shaolin training are the best zombie slayers in Hertfordshire Enter Mr Darcy who drew the attention of the room by his fine tall person handsome features noble mien and the report which was in general circulation withing five minutes after his entrance of his having slaughtered than a thousand unmentionables since the fall of Cambridge I don't really know what else to say about this that hasn't been said already in the 1000 reviews already posted on this site If you enjoy zombie movies either genuinely or ironically you will like this book If you're a Jane Austen fan you'll either think this book is brilliant or are already setting fire to Seth Grahame Smith's lawn We now present our closing arguments in support of the awesomeness of this book The story appears exactly as it does in the original but with infinitely general badassery The scene where Darcy first confesses his love for Elizabeth becomes much interesting when the entire converstation occurs while Elizabeth is beating the shit out of Darcy 'It is your turn to say something now Mr Darcy I talked about the dance and you ought to make some sort of remark on the size of the room or the number of couples'He smiled and assured her that whatever she wished him to say would be said'Very well That reply will do for the present Perhaps by and by I may observe that private balls are much pleasanter than public ones''On the contrary I find that balls are much enjoyable when they cease to remain private' Lady Catherine de Bourgh is a famous zombie killer and has a personal army of ninjas NINJAS The entertainment of dining at Rosings was repeated about twice a week; and allowing for the loss of Sir William and there being only one card table in the evening every such entertainment was the couterpart of the first On one such occasion Elizabeth was solicited to spar with several of her ladyship's ninjas for the amusement of the partyThe demonstration took place in Lady Catherine's grand dojo which she had paid to have carried from Kyoto brick by brick on the backs of peasants The ninjas wore their traditional black clothing masks and Tabbi boots; Elizabeth wore her sparring gown and her trusted Katana sword As Lady Catherine rose to signal the beginning of the match Elizabeth in a show of defiance blindfolded herselfPS Austen Austen AUSTEN

  2. Alana Alana says:

    Since I am known by my friends as a Jane Austen person SEVENTEEN different people sent me the link to this publishing announcement Even though the book won't be published for another two months a friend managed to procure an advanced copy aka Word doc of the finished product and so I read it over the weekendThat being said it's rather unnecessary for anyone to read this novel in its entirety even if it does sound amusing The best plan is to read the first two or three chapters and then call it a day You'll get the point and you won't be missing much Actually you'll get everything you need because Chapter 3 will include a ball and a zombie battleIt really is a clever idea maintaining the actual text of Pride and Prejudice and simply inserting another storyline one that just happens to involve zombies overrunning England so that the upper classes men and often women are sent to Japan or China to be trained in deadly arts so as to combat the unfortunately afflicted But it's a funny joke that gets old very very fast The first few chapters had me giggling as a result of the novelty The exact PP text with small insertions or minor dialogue alterations it is a funny idea even I must admit But that's where it ends Nothing truly uniue was done with the story beyond some small revenges on irritating and wicked characters that didn't receive what was coming to them in the real novel For the sake of maintaining as much of the original text as possible Pride and Prejudice and Zombies runs exactly the same course as Pride and Prejudice SPOILERS after this point but really admit to yourself that you're not actually going to read this You'll chuckle over the cover which is the best part of the whole thing when you look at it in the bookstore and then you'll set it down We're in a recession You're not seriously going to purchase this novel when there's so much else out there to be read?I suppose that is my biggest ualm with the novel If it was going to do something truly interesting the plot would have needed to change a bit I suppose it was unrealistic for Darcy or Elizabeth to die but there are so few casualties that it's really uite disappointing I was expecting to at least lose one Bennet sister Kitty could have been eaten or Mary could die in a blaze of glory Even Grahame Smith alludes to this desire at one point where Elizabeth fantasizes decapitating Lydia in a carriage But there's no follow through The only losses we experience are of Charlotte who is afflicted with the zombie plague and Mr Collins who hangs himself in unexpected and rather uncharacteristic grief Wickham is crippled by Darcy which is nice and he's sent off to a seminary for the lame in Ireland with Lydia I had actually been hoping that Wickham would be a slowly changing zombie and that he'd make an attempt to eat Elizabeth's brains or that his taking Lydia away was a ruse to feast on her brains too or better yet that the terrible thing he had done to Georgiana Darcy was to try and elope with her and end up being a coward in battle to the point where she was bitten by a zombie and lost a limb to it or something Nope Sorry Not nearly so interesting I would never expect me to say this but there was just too much Pride and Prejudice in here the author was unwilling to deviate from the novel enough to create something interesting that could stand on its own as a ridiculously funny Austenuation Ah wellIn the end it's a clever idea but that is all I'm pleased that someone brought the idea into being but I'm not sure it merited a full novel A short excerpt in a magazine would have been sufficient rather than the entire creation such as a fake book review and excerpt in something like Believer where you could have read a few chapters and then seen a summaryI leave you then with the first chapterPRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIESBy Jane Austen and Seth Grahame Smith Chapter 1 IT IS A TRUTH universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of brains Never was this truth plain than during the recent attacks at Netherfield Park in which a household of eighteen was slaughtered and consumed by a horde of the living dead My dear Mr Bennet said his lady to him one day have you heard that Netherfield Park is occupied again? Mr Bennet replied that he had not and went about his morning business of dagger sharpening and musket polishing for attacks by the unmentionables had grown alarmingly freuent in recent weeks But it is returned she Mr Bennet made no answer Do you not want to know who has taken it? cried his wife impatiently Woman I am attending to my musket Prattle on if you must but leave me to the defense of my estate” This was invitation enough Why my dear Mrs Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune; that he escaped London in a chaise and four just as the strange plague broke through the Manchester line” What is his name? Bingley A single man of four or five thousand a year What a fine thing for our girls How so? Can he train them in the ways of swordsmanship and musketry?” How can you be so tiresome You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of them Marriage? In times such as these? Surely this Bingley has no such designs” Designs Nonsense how can you talk so It is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes I see no occasion for that And besides we mustn’t busy the roads than is absolutely necessary lest we lose horses and carriages to the unfortunate scourge that has so troubled our beloved Hertfordshire of late” But consider your daughters” “I am considering them silly woman I would much prefer their minds be engaged in the deadly arts than clouded with dreams of marriage and fortune as your own so clearly is Go and see this Bingley if you must though I warn you that none of our girls has much to recommend them; they are all silly and ignorant like their mother the exception being Lizzy who has something of the killer instinct than her sisters” Mr Bennet how can you abuse your own children in such a way? You take delight in vexing me You have no compassion for my poor nerves You mistake me my dear I have a high respect for your nerves They are my old friends I have heard of little else these last twenty years at least Mr Bennet was so odd a mixture of uick parts sarcastic humour reserve and self discipline that the experience of three and twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character Her mind was less difficult to develop She was a woman of mean understanding little information and uncertain temper When she was discontented she fancied herself nervous And when she was nervous as she was nearly all the time since the first outbreak of the strange plague in her youth she sought solace in the comfort of the traditions which now seemed mere trifles to others The business of Mr Bennett’s life was to keep his daughters alive The business of Mrs Bennett’s was to get them married

  3. Matthew Matthew says:

    If you are an Austen purist you probably will not like thisIf you are a zombie purist you will probably not like thisIf you can accept two seemingly unrelated worlds colliding in a creative fun and gruesome tale that both pokes fun of and pays homage to each genre – step right up and check this outThis book was a lot of fun Every page had at least one uote that had me grinning Seeing every disagreement that would have been handled as a polite argument in the original novel turn into a battle between adversaries trained by Shaolin monks was awesome I am impressed with the author Seth Grahame Smith I have read one of his other books Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and I enjoyed it as well I think he does a great job of combining genres with the results feeling creative uniue and often hilarious and not feeling contrived or stupidAlso the book had some nice gruesome illustrations throughoutI am very much looking forward to checking out the movieIf you enjoy some fun creativity and do not mind Austin being blasphemed or Zombies being slandered – I behoove you to partake of this novel posthaste

  4. Anne Anne says:

    The movie was a billion times better than the bookHow often do you get to say that?What a great idea Take a universally loved classic and spice it up with some zombies Honestly I couldn't wait to get my hands on this thing I just knew that it was going to be so much fun to read I was wrong Really wrong To start with it wasn't funny It tried to be funny but it wasn't It was completely stupid I don't even think I can describe howhow not funny it was There were ninjas Yesninjas In Pride and Prejudice Ninjas Maybe that sounds kind of cool but somehow it wasn't Hey look There's a ninja Was that funny? No And that's how awesome it was in the book tooI will say Charlotte Lucas becoming infected with the zombie disease was sort of funny at times If she hadn't been killed off it might have helped the story However Mr Collins beheaded her and then killed himself ???? There were several things like that where the characters in the story acted totally unlike themselves Again I wouldn't have cared IF IT HAD BEEN FUNNY Remember Elizabeth's favorite aunt Mrs Gardiner? The one who had good sense and didn't embarrass Elizabeth? Well she for no apparent reason had an affair with an old flame while they were out seeing Pemberly Huh? Why? It didn't make any sense and it was just weird Not funny Wierd Lady Catherine was still a bitch but she was a bitch with ninjas Yesninjas In Pride and Prejudice Ninjas

  5. Brad Brad says:

    Taking my cue from the emotional ratings of the goodreads star system and I can only muster two stars for this book I offer you a fully gut reaction to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies didn’t like it1 The ninjafication of Lizzy and the Bennet sisters It was completely idiotic The book really should have been called Pride and Prejudice and Ninjas with Zombies to allow dumb ass Ultraviolence Had Grahame Smith simply employed the available military training of the Regency period and allowed the Bennet girls to be warriors of that sort I could have suspended my frustration at his failure to see the difference such a shift would have made on the period itself and his failure to engage with these changes But by adding his bizarre counter factual Asian cultural influence without any explanation without any sense Grahame Smith made ignoring the illogic of his changes impossible Plus I fucking hate Ninja stories They were embarrassingly bad when Chuck Norris was turning them into movies and they are even worse when tossed inexplicably into a Regency Romance2 The Destruction of Lizzy This is partially a result of Grahame Smith’s Ninjification of PP but mostly it is his stupidity PPZ’s Elizabeth could be the lead smarmy girl in any of a thousand teenage high school flicks In fact there is nothing of the Regency girl left in Grahame Smith’s version She’s a Millennial Girl with a Katana and that strips Lizzy of all that makes her attractive 3 Then there’s the vomit It doesn’t matter that Grahame Smith offers a tongue in cheek defense of the constant stream of vomit in his book It is disruptive silly and annoying And damn near everyone does it Oh sure Mrs Bennet is the biggest puker but at some point almost every character pukes discretely into their handkerchief Yeah yeah Zombies eating brains is gross but when one has been surrounded by the Unmentionables for fifty years it is unlikely that one will share our sense of decorum and our weak stomachs it was ok4 The Zombie scenes were nowhere near as exciting and interesting as I expected In fact the Zombies seemed incidental They were their so Elizabeth could whip out her Katana and kill things indiscriminately One of the elements of good Zombie tales is that there is always a sense of danger Sure there are a plenty of cheesy Zombie movies but there is always a feeling that the characters are going to have their brains eaten and turn into Zombies themselves but when Mr Darcy or Elizabeth or any of the Bennet sisters whip out their swords there is no threat to anyone but the Zombies Still baiting Zombies with heads of cauliflower is kind of fun 5 The one character who turned into a Zombie Charlotte Lucas’s joining of Satan’s legions starts out strong even if it ends poorly It went on much too long but Charlotte lusting after the brains of animals at the dinner table did make me smile 6 Seth Grahame Smith’s attempts to capture the style of Austen They were acceptable though uninspired liked it7 The uarantine of London It made me smile really liked it8 The initial idea Zombies in Pride and Prejudice? It's a brilliant idea Too bad Grahame Smith’s execution didn’t matchit was amazing9 The cover With its Zombified Regency woman the touch of blood the freaky red eyes the exposed jawbone all while mugging the cover conventions of the classic novel it was a kick ass marketing ploy that would have sucked me in had the idea not sucked me in first not that being sucked in can be called a good thing10 Grahame Smith’s book club bit “A Reader’s Discussion Guide” was smart funny and did repair my opinion of the stupidity of the book just a little11 The pencil sketch illustrations Filled with Zombies and swordplay the sketches were big hits with my kids If I left the book lying around they were checking out the Zombie madness For me every sketch represented one step closer to being finished So I loved them too12 Jane Austen’s writing It was still the best part of the book and there was plenty of it there to make reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies tolerable I’ll be grabbing some real Austen soon however so I can cleanse my literary palette

  6. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Pride and Prejudice and Zombies #1 Seth Grahame Smith Jane AustenIt is a mashup combining Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice 1813 with elements of modern zombie fiction crediting Austen as co author It was first published in April 2009 by uirk Books and in October 2009 a Deluxe Edition was released containing full color images and additional zombie scenes The novel was adapted into a 2016 film starring Lily James and Sam Rileyتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز بیست و چهارم ماه نوامبر سال 2016 میلادیعنوان غرور و تعصب و زامبیها کتاب اول؛ نویسنده جین آستین؛ سث گراهام اسمیت؛ مترجم بهنام حاجی زاده؛ ویراستار نیما کهندانی؛ تهران، نشر بهداد، 1394؛ در دو جلد، شابک دوره 9786009684710؛ شابک جلد یک 9786009684703؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 21م جین آستین نقیضه و تقلید الیزابت بنت شخصیت داستانی فیتز ویلیام دارسی شخصیت داستانی اینگونه آثار را «مش‌ آپ» می‌گویند؛ آثاری که از آثار ادبی پیشین سود برده، و آن را با عناصر ژانری دیگر، برای مثال وحشت، تلفیق و اثری دیگر می‌آفرینند؛ شاید از همین رو باشد که گراهام اسمیت، کتاب را اثر اشتراکی خود و جین آستین معرفی کرده است؛ ا شربیانی

  7. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at When I saw the theme of the winter library challenge was “Classics Re Mixed” I knew Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was going to be one of the five books I would read – or in this case re read I’m not a “re reader” by nature but PP is one of my all time faves that I own as a leather bound collection a 700 BN cheapy collection a hardback and one I actually allow myself to read Adding in the Zs to this timeless classic just made everything old brand new again for meThe original was written over two hundred years ago and there are one and three uarter MILLION ratings on Goodreads for it so obviously I probably don’t need to go into detail when it comes to the synopsis To briefly sum it up here's a snippet from the publisher’s blurb PP is about the “splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth century drawing room intrigues” Seth Grahame Smith’s version pays homage to the original – maintaining the cast of characters storyline the style of writing etc He simply adds a little something extra to the re mix KATANASEverything else remains true Elizabeth is still a feisty female voice that women can applaud Mr Darcy remains a proud and arrogant male counterpart who still somehow maintains dreamboat status #swoon And I’m choosing THIS gif because Mr Firth is the only Darcy for me thankyouverylittle But look who has a part in the movie The Doctor Totes adorbs If you don’t like the original you most likely will not like the modernization either But if you do? I highly recommend checking out Grahame Smith’s version He’s pretty much a genius when it comes to re writing historyOh and in case you’ve been following this was my FINAL book for the Winter Reading Challenge THE LIMITED EDITION COFFEE MUG IS NOW MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE Many thanks to the library in the ‘burbs for putting on such a fun challenge Let the countdown to next year begin ORIGINAL REVIEWI don't always re read books well actually I hardly ever do but when I do I make sure to kick it old school first generation Nook style because I'm too cheap to buy another copy and my library waiting list is too long

  8. Lyn Lyn says:

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is brilliant and hilarious This is a mash up meaning that Graham Smith used the actual text of Jane Austin’s novel she is listed as a co author and inserted his zombie story along the original storyline The trouble with most horror stories whether print or film is poor writing Someone may have a great concept but setting that down on paper is too difficult or that someone can create some good scenes or segments but stringing them together results in a too thin or too silly creation Graham Smith has deftly solved this problem by using as his foundation one of English languages greatest novels Fans of Austin will be pleased to find the Bennets and Mr Darcy in all their early nineteenth century propriety only now the girls have been trained Kill Bill fashion and hunt the undead English teachers should embrace the book because young readers are unwittingly reading Austin about 70% of the text is unadulterated classic prose Of course the other 30% is fantastically adulterated with roving herds of freshly unearthed zombies and bloody mayhem Fans of this mash up sub genre can also check out Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 2018 Ideas for other mash upsA Nightmare in Calaveras County Little Women Slayers Ethan Fromm the TerminatorJay Gatsby SwampThingThe Mockingbird AssassinThe Color Purple People EatersAs I Lay Dying AgainA Farewell to Arms and LegsThe Jungle Sausage

  9. Alisa Kester Alisa Kester says:

    Umoh my goshwhat to say? A uarter of me thinks I should be outraged the other three uarters is insanely giggling at the very idea and then there's the very small uncounted minority of me that is throwing her fist in the air and screaming Finally This is the best idea everAnd now that I've read it?Well actually I still think it's pretty darn good idea It was weird reading it though because the zombie mayhem fit so well into the story that I kept catching myself stopping after every line trying to remember how the original version went The zombies fit in so well as a matter of fact that I think it's perhaps just possible that the zombies were always intended to be in it; Austen just chickened out and let her editors take them out ; And as a not Darcy fan I found him much improved by possessing a sword and musketI actually sorta kinda maybe found myself liking the gloomy moody uptight no sense of humor not fun guy Men with swords have that effect on me

  10. Alexa Alexa says:

    I'm sorry to say but this one didn't work for me at all To begin with this is almost a word for word copy of Pride and Prejudice the zombies are mentioned but not really used They are just a setting there's no plot involving them no battle nothing Believe me I read on and on waiting for something to happen but nothing did Sadly one of the little few changes that the zombies brought with them was not a good one In the original Lizzy is not really special she doesn’t sing play draw or anything very well We ALL LOVE her she's witty and smart but not amazing In this book she's a super duper special snowflake She’s the best martial artist best with a sword she kills tons of zombies and beats all the ninjas Oh yeah did I forget to tell you there are ninjas in this too? It should have been AWESOME It wasn't Also the book very specifically points out that she trained with the super duper awesome monks of shaolin because her father didn't trust Japanese martial arts or artists or something But she carries a katana Seriously I know this is all for fun but a katana? Come on Show a tiny little bit of respect and actually do a google search about the difference between Japanese and Chinese weapons I think this was the moment when I decided this was definitely going to be a one star book because there's no recovering from this kind of crap Also the book tried to amp up the gross factor with constant allusions to puking gore puking decomposing zombies soiled linens and feces in general and even puking I think it was done for comedic effect but I'm dead inside so I never laugh at scatological jokes

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies❴Download❵ ➻ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Author Seth Grahame-Smith – “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of brains”So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen nov Prejudice and MOBI ð “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of brains”So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all new scenes of bone crunching zombie mayhem As our story opens a mysterious plague has fallen upon the uiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace but Pride and Epub / 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 violent sparring on the blood soaked battlefield Can Elizabeth vanuish the spawn of Satan And overcome the social prejudices of the class conscious landed gentry Complete with romance heartbreak swordfights cannibalism and thousands of rotting corpses.

About the Author: Seth Grahame-Smith

Prejudice and MOBI ð Seth Grahame Smith born Seth Jared Greenberg is an American author screenwriter and film producer He is best known for his novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter which both hit the New York Times' best seller list Seth Grahame Smith lives in Los Angeles California with his wife Erin and his son Joshua.