Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility: Now With Sea Monsters!

July 20, 2009  |  7:40am
After the surprising success of this year's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (a mash-up of Jane Austen's original text with doses of dead bodies and blood), publishing company Quirk Books hungrily sought out its next literary victim: Sense and Sensibility.

Hence, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, the next book in the monsterfied classics series. Although the co-author differs from P&P&Z (Seth Grahame-Smith signed on to write Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter with another publisher, so Ben H. Winters is now taking it on), there should still be a thrilling mix of Austen's timeless language with splashes of all-out horror. Even more so, actually: While the Zombies book was about 80 percent Austen's writing, Winters said his monster-to-Austen ratio is more like 60/40.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on Wikipedia
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