Pride prejudice and zombies book
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - WikipediaIt is a mashup  combining Jane Austen 's classic novel Pride and Prejudice with elements of modern zombie fiction, crediting Austen as co-author. It was first published in April by Quirk Books and in October a Deluxe Edition was released, containing full-color images and additional zombie scenes. Quirk Books editor Jason Rekulak developed the idea for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies after comparing a list of "popular fanboy characters like ninjas, pirates, zombies, and monkeys" with a list of public domain book titles such as War and Peace , Crime and Punishment , and Wuthering Heights. For whatever reason, it just struck me as the most brilliant thing I'd ever heard. Grahame-Smith began with the original text of Austen's novel, adding zombie and ninja elements while developing an overall plot line for the new material; "you kill somebody off in Chapter 7, it has repercussions in Chapter 56". You have this fiercely independent heroine, you have this dashing heroic gentleman, you have a militia camped out for seemingly no reason whatsoever nearby, and people are always walking here and there and taking carriage rides here and there
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
I t is a truth universally acknowledged that a brand as successful and limited as the Jane Austen industry must be in want of diversification. It is a further truth that anyone writing about Austen must begin with a variant of that sentence. Even the relentless adaptations machine, which seems to produce remakes of her best-known novels while the previous remake is still in post-production, finds itself necessarily constrained by the fact that Austen wrote only six complete books, of which one — Pride and Prejudice — is by far the best known. While the public appetite for Austen remains unsated, she herself remains stubbornly unable to produce any more in the series. For an enterprising publisher, therefore, there was really only one solution: give Austen's characters a new lease of life by splicing them with another, equally popular genre. First published in the spring, the book immediately became a New York Times bestseller, with more than , copies sold worldwide to date, and film rights bought up by Hollywood.