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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


Here’s a post for the Lit fans among us. Co-author Seth Grahame-Smith has appropriated Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice — and as you can guess from the title, a touch of the living dead has been added.

“But no sooner had she grabbed the handle of her weapon than a chorus of screams filled the assembly hall, immediately joined by the shattering of window panes. Unmentionables poured in, their movements clumsy yet swift; their burial clothing in a range of untidiness. Some wore gowns so tattered as to render them scandalous; other wore suits so filthy that one would assume they were assembled from little more than dirt and dried blood. Their flesh was in varying degrees of putrefaction; the freshly stricken were slightly green and pliant, whereas the longer dead were grey and brittle – their eyes and tongues long since turned to dust, and their lips pulled back into everlasting skeletal smiles”.

Ha.

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