“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” — Seth Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Seth Grahame-Smith catalyzed the classic literature/monster mash-up trend in 2009 with his debut novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Drawing from Jane Austen’s original text and expanding upon the story, he cursed Regency England with a zombie plague to create a stunning international bestseller. Austen heroine Elizabeth Bennet fights the undead—in a corset, no less—and still finds time for verbal sparring with the iconic Mr. Darcy.
has gone on to sell over two million copies to date, and a film adaptation of the novel hits theaters this Friday. Staring Lily James (Downton Abbey, Cinderella
) as Elizabeth Bennet and Sam Riley (Maleficent
) as Mr. Darcy, the movie promises to deliver Austen’s timeless love story against a a backdrop of violence and gore.
To celebrate the film’s release, we teamed up with PPZ publisher Quirk Books for a giveaway! Three lucky Paste readers will receive the movie tie-in edition of the book, which includes eight pages of color stills from the film and 10 illustrations by Roberto Parada.
To enter the giveaway, follow @PasteBooks on Twitter and retweet this tweet by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 5th (you must have a U.S./Canadian/UK address to enter). We’ll announce the winner on Friday evening.
While you wait for the release, you can view the PPZ movie trailer here.