Oh, indeed. Quirk, the publisher of the genuinely great Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is at it again, and man, I have to tell you I’m impressed. Not just that they chose not to do something easy like vampires or werewolves, but that they also made this fantastic trailer for the book. From the press release:
With Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters,
Quirk Classics has also developed a new Austen to monster ratio.
Instead of featuring 85% of Austen’s work and 15% new text as in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monstersfeatures
60% Austen and 40% additional monster chaos! Most importantly, this new
Quirk Classic stays true to Austen’s original novel…
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?
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
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