Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – book

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Bibliographic Information:

Title: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Author: Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Publisher: Quirk Books
Copyright date: 2009
ISBN:   978-1-59474-334-4
Pages: 319

 

Genre(s): Comic novel, Historical Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Comedy

Reading Level/Interest Age: 8th grade / Upper grades (9-12)

Readers Annotation: Pride and Prejudice gets a monster mash-up makeover, and the results are hilarious in a world where Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy are zombie slayers.

 

 

Author Bio/Information:

From Grahame-Smith’s website: http://sethgrahamesmith.com/#about

SETH GRAHAME-SMITH IS A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, AND A SCREENWRITER, PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR OF FILM AND TELEVISION.

IN 2009, SETH SINGLEHANDEDLY CREATED THE “MASH-UP CRAZE WITH HIS NOVEL “PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, WHICH DEBUTED AT #3 ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST. IT’S SINCE SOLD OVER TWO MILLION COPIES AND BEEN TRANSLATED INTO MORE THAN TWENTY LANGUAGES. A FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION IS SET FOR 2015.

IN 2010, SETH CO-CREATED AND PRODUCED MTV’S FIRST LIVE ACTION COMEDY, “THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER, WHICH RAN FOR TWO SEASONS. THAT SAME YEAR, HIS FOLLOW UP NOVEL, “ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, DEBUTED AT #4 ON THE TIMES LIST, ALSO GOING ON TO SELL MORE THAN TWO MILLION COPIES. TIM BURTON PURCHASED THE FILM RIGHTS TO “LINCOLN” AND HIRED SETH TO ADAPT IT FOR THE BIG SCREEN. SETH’S SCRIPT WAS SELECTED TO THE BLACK LIST IN 2011.

IN TELEVISION, SETH IS WRITING AND PRODUCING AN ADAPTION OF STEPHEN KING’S “THE THINGS THEY LEFT BEHIND” FOR CBS.

HIS NEW NOVEL, A SEQUEL TO “ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER” WILL BE RELEASED JANUARY 2015.”

 

Ties to Curriculum Units: Reading Pride & Prejudice (English Literature)

Booktalking Ideas: Describe original novel, discuss zombie tropes, ways to survive a zombie apocalypse

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