Heavy Reserve Alert — Jane A and the Zombies

It may have seemed like a joke when it was first announced — a novel that mashes up Pride and Prejudice with low-budget horror elements — but Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! is getting media attention and drawing heavy reserves (110 reserves on 12 copies at one large library).

Recent media attention includes:

Not to be confused with the book, Elton John announced in February that he is working on a new movie which is also a twist on the Austen classic, called Pride and Predator.

The book is published by Quirk Books in Philadelphia. Originally a packager, the company created the Worst Case Scenario for Chronicle Books. Now, in addition to packaging, they publish irreverent reference books (or, as they call  the category, “irreference”), such as How to Tell if Your Boyfriend is the AntiChrist (And If He Is, Should You Break Up with Him?).

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
Price: $12.95
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books – (2009-04-08)
ISBN-10: 1594743347
ISBN-13: 9781594743344

 

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