Pride And Prejudice And Zombies is a real book. No joke. It's being published by Quirk Books in May and is the brain child of author
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!Seth Grahame-Smith is a contributor to The Huffington Post and whose backlist includes The Big Book Of Porn and How to Survive A Horror Movie. He lives in Los Angeles.
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.
Which surprises no one.
Seriously though - Jane Austen with zombies? I'm only pissed that I didn't think of it first.