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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters

From the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a new tale of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen‰U?s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It‰U?s survival of the fittest‰UOand only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!
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Winters , with Jane Austen credited as co-author. It is a mashup story containing elements from Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility and common tropes from sea monster stories. It is the thematic sequel to another novel from the same publisher called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was first published by Quirk Books on September 15, The wealthy Henry Dashwood lives on his estate, Norland Park, with his second wife and their three daughters - Elinor , Marianne, and Margaret. Dashwood embarks on a journey to discover the source of The Alteration, but is attacked by a hammerhead shark and killed. Upon his death the estate passes not to Mrs.

Breaking News!!! So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies , an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton-and the dead are returning to life! What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers-and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry?

The authors and publishers of the Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters Winters, and Mr Darcy, Vampyre Grange, aimed to conform Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice to the taste of the twenty-first century adolescent readers by including supernatural elements. These serve as means to externalize strong In terms of classification, Vampyre cannot automatically be redefined as horror by transforming Darcy into a vampire, due to the development of the sympathetic vampire. Instead, it becomes a gothic fiction. The same cannot be said for Sea Monsters, which can be classified as a horror novel. The popularity of the aforementioned adaptations, as well as other contemporary gothic and horror adaptations, among adolescent consumers, can be linked to monster theory in general.

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Quirk Books made a big splash in the book market earlier this year with Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride And Prejudice And Zombies , a rewrite of Jane Austen's classic romance that added in hordes of the undead, not to mention Shaolin warriors and katana duels. It sounded like a gimmicky-as-hell one-note joke, but our own Donna Bowman loved it and gave it an A grade , and it hit the New York Times bestseller list upon its April release. The "co-author" on this one sharing a writing credit with Jane Austen is Ben H.

Winters, last week. Winters and illustrations from the book. I loved the idea of sea monsters. I got to research shark attacks, sea serpents, pirates, octopi. I went back and read a lot of period peril-at-sea novels — I got really into H.

By Angela Carone , Maureen Cavanaugh. What does Jane Austen have to do with vampires, sea monsters, and zombies? A series of mash-up books pairing Jane Austen with pop culture phenomena have become wildly popular. Are these disrespectful perversions? Cheap gimmicks? Linda Troost, professor and chair of English at Washington and Jefferson College, explores these questions in a lecture at the University of San Diego.

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  1. THE novelist Joanna Trollope has called on schools to return to teaching classic novels to combat a surge in children reading fantasy stories, which she says give them little moral guidance.

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