‘Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters’ shambling suddenly in September
From Quirk Books, the people who brought you 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 Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, swashbuckling pirates, and other seaworthy creatures… and this time, there’s a trailer.
From the press release:
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’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of biting sea monsters. It’s survival of the fittest… and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!
Featuring fifteen black-and-white illustrations and including A Reader’s Discussion Guide for book club and student use, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is sure to delight Austen fans as well as seafaring adventurers.
JANE AUSTEN is coauthor of the New York Times best seller Pride and
Prejudice and Zombies, which has been translated into 17 languages and
optioned to become a major motion picture. She died in 1817 and is
buried in Winchester Cathedral. Ms. Austen is not available for media.
BEN H. WINTERS is a writer who lives in Brooklyn with all the other
writers. He has written musicals for children and adults, all sorts of
magazine and newspaper articles, and some books. Mr. Winters is
available for media.
It will be available on September 15, 2009– yes, that’s the same day that Dan Brown’s new book ships. Think there will be crossover?
And what’s this about Austen not being available for media? I want to interview the Zombie Jane Austen! …mmmmm… tea and braaaains…