Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Gets a Prequel

Just in time for Halloween comes this exclusive scoop from Entertainment Weekly: “Quirk — the publishing house that brought you Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters — has planned a new title, Dawn of the Dreadfuls, which goes on sale March 23, 2010.” Check out the cover to the right.

According to Quirk ed Jason Rekulak in this latest book, readers will be able to see how Elizabeth Bennet went “from an innocent teenager to a deadly slayer of zombies.” Readers of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies got to know Lizzy’s inner martial arts star — something Jane Austen was obviously hiding from us all those years.

Mystery writer Steve Hockensmith, known for his Sherlock Holmes-style Westerns, is doing the literary mash-up honors. Unlike the previous book, this one contains Austen characters, but no familiar plot points.

Will you pick up a copy?