Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-SmithThe New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture starring Lily James and Sam Riley, with Matt Smith, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more 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 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. Can Elizabeth vanquish 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, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.
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It 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
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The film follows the general plot of Austen's original novel, with elements of zombie , horror and post-apocalyptic fiction incorporated. Development of a film adaptation based on Grahame-Smith's novel began in , with Natalie Portman attached to star and produce and Lionsgate to distribute. However, the film went through development hell , with budgetary disputes halting pre-production. Early 19th century England is besieged by zombies; the Bennet sisters—Elizabeth, Jane, Kitty, Lydia, and Mary—have all been trained in the art of weaponry and martial arts in China at their father's behest so they can defend themselves from the zombies. Bennet only wants to see her daughters married off to wealthy suitors. There, the young and handsome Bingley falls for Jane.
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy will have to battle more than just their personal faults in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith, the action film takes one of Jane Austen's most beloved books, Pride and Prejudice , and transports it into a supernatural world crawling with zombies. In the film, a zombie plague spreads just before Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy meet, and the two tip toe around each other while also fighting off deadly zombies.