Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (By Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith) adapted by Tony Lee, illustrated by Cliff Richards
If you enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, then you’ll be overjoyed by this graphic adaptation. Personally, I found it twice as humorous and far more easy to hack through than the original zombie-Austen mashup. And who doesn’t like more pictures, really?
As many of you know, I am picky when it comes to books and their covers. If a book is ugly, I will generally refuse to buy it. I’ve previously presented my “Top Ten Pride and Prejudice book covers” as well as the “Top Ten Foreign Pride and Prejudice Book Covers” however I was looking through the Borders website the other day, and I found some new ones (I almost squealed the house down). And yes, I went through all 874 results for this! I have endeavoured not to include eBooks when it is clear (but sometimes they are listed wrongly) and I have not included books from the previous lists, at least not to my knowledge.
10.) This pink and purple cover is girly enough to make me grin, but not too sugar-plum-fairy. I like the little understated illustration, and I think it would be perfect for a first copy for a 14 year old or similar age. It’s a US Penguin Edition from the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition series. Ahh, Penguin, how much do I love thee…
without leaving your house?
And when I say “Pemberley”, the home of Mr. Darcy, I mean Lyme Hall, Cheshire- otherwise known as ‘that place they filmed in the BBC version’. Well, now there is actually a way! If you haven’t grown up in the third world, you probably know about ‘Google Earth’, a fantastic piece of software that allows you to see anywhere in the world via satellite images.