Sea Monster Alert!

Quirk books, publisher of the surprise hit mashup Jane Austen and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, has announced a followup: Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters by Ben H. Winters, slated for release on September 15. In the meantime, there’s a hilarious book trailer so good it gave me chills!

Here, the Dashwood sisters leave their childhood home after the arrival of their scheming stepmother, only to land on an island of man-eating sea creatures — alllowing Winters to take inspiration from “everything from Jules Verne novels to Lost to Jaws to Spongebob Squarepants.” 

However, the publisher has set a more conservative printing (200,000 copies vs. the 600,000 in print for Jane Austen and Zombies)since the house is not certain if the twist on Jane Austen will hold as much appeal as zombies do, according to Publishers Weekly. Then again, if the ingenious trailer truly reflects the book, there’s probably little need to worry.


Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Jane Austen
Retail Price: $12.95
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books – (2009-09-15)
ISBN / EAN: 1594744424 / 9781594744426

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