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BOOK REVIEW – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

By Elena Cresci

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Most of the English speaking world is familiar with the general plot of Pride and Prejudice, whether through various visual adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic text or as a textbook during school. Mr. Darcy has become synonymous with the man of your dreams, while Elizabeth Bennett is often heralded as the classic feisty and independent female protagonist. But what if you tweaked the setting and situations somewhat… say to an England overrun with the scourge of the undead, where the ladies of England keep one eye on potential husbands and another on zombies that need slaying? This unlikely mashup is exactly what writer Seth Grahame-Smith undertook, transforming Austen’s original text to a tale with its fair share of blood, guts and gore. It’s a horror update of one of the most famous classics, but does it work?

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