Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, this prequel to the hit mash-up novel will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave-or crawling out of it! Four years before the events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies , the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside, reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands-until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry. Suddenly, corpses are springing from the soft earth-and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, Elizabeth Bennet grows from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is the powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth's heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies?
"Zombie-centric plot required to measure up to standards of both Austen and horror fans-no easy task. Now a New York Times Best Seller, the book seems to have struck a chord with both."- Techland "It's a romp of a book."- McClatchy Newspapers "Mixing taught horror-movie action with neo-Austen meditation on identity, society, and romance, this happy sacrilege is sure to please fans of Grahame-Smith's original mash-up."- Publishers Weekly "This is a must-read for the growing legion of alternate-Austen fans."- Booklist
Steve Hockensmith , geboren 1968 in Kentucky, hat als Journalist gearbeitet, bevor er sich ganz auf das Schreiben von Büchern verlegt hat. Er lebt mit seiner Familie in Kalifornien. Born in 1775, Jane Austen published her many novels anonymously. Her work was not widely read until the late nineteenth century, and her fame only continued to grow from there. Known for her wit and sharp insight into social conventions, her novels about love, relationships, and society grow more popular year after year. She has earned her place in history as one of the most cherished writers in English literature.