Or, as it’s described by the publisher:
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.
Finally! A book that combines my love of Victorian fiction with my passion for zombies!* Granted, it sounds like a joke from a Jasper Fforde novel** but who cares? It has zombies, it has haughty English women, is has sexual tension, and it has plot twists that seem bafflingly absurd to those with a modern sense of propriety! What’s not to like?
threatened offered to buy this for my wife for her next birthday but, really, I don't think she's that interested. Tis a shame, really.
** If you haven't already, you really should take a look at his Thursday Next series, starting with The Eyre Affair.