Alana (Brooklyn, NY)’s review of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Summary
Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen that was first published in Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. Bennet, Mrs. Bennet, Lydia Bennet, and Charlotte Lucas. Here's where you'll find analysis about the book as a whole, from the major themes and ideas to analysis of style, tone, point of view, and more.
Chapter 1 - Following the slaughter of the eighteen-person household at Netherfield Park by zombies, also called unmentionables, Mrs.
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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
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. The zombies in the novel are deceased ancestors of England. Zombies have become a norm in society and are seen as troublemakers as opposed to any real threat. Elizabeth, the protagonist of the novel, is a highly skilled warrior in martial arts by training from her father. Her mother, however, urges to get her and her sisters married off. She sends them off to a party where they encounter zombies and fight them off.
All rights reserved. Eighteen people recently died in zombie attacks at Netherfield Park. On the plus side, that means the house is available to rent, and someone has just snapped it up. One fine day, Mrs. Bennet tells her husband that she knows exactly who's rented the place out. Bennet is sharpening his daggers and polishing his muskets. He doesn't have much time for his wife's nonsense now that there are undead hoards roaming the countryside.