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Overview

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’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest—and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!
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You may already know the Dashwood sisters: Marianne, who is ruled by her emotions, is a strong swimmer with excellent lung capacity. Elinor, the older, more controlled sister, is a fine carver of driftwood and an expert on the dangers of marine animals large and small. The two sisters, both of marriageable age, encounter various suitors, including the dashing Willoughby, the honorable Edward Ferrars, and the monstrously tentacled Colonel Brandon. Whether in their cottage on Pestilent Isle or in the social whirl of Sub-Marine Station Beta, they never lack for excitement and danger, and despite the depredations of the hideous Devonshire Fang-Beast, nearly everyone lives happily ever after. The effect is strangely entertaining, like a Weird Al version of an opera aria, and Eugene Smith's amusing illustrations add an extra touch of bizarre hilarity. VERDICT Austen fans will be either delighted or horrified, and those who haven't read Sense and Sensibility will be confused. But readers of Jasper Fforde and other literary in-joke writers will enjoy this follow-up to the best-selling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.—Jenne Bergstrom, San Diego Cty. Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441824370
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Series: Quirk Classic Series , #2
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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. Ben H. Winters is a writer based in Brooklyn. 
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2009

    HAHA to the person who gave this 1 star

    the whole point of this is to have a good laugh. if you are going to read this to get the "romanticism" of real jane austen books youre in the wrong place. go read a jane austen book. if you want a fun mish mash and love sea monsters and tentacles like h.p. lovecraft and the rest of us, this is going to be awesome.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2009

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    intriguing

    Firstly, for all those complaining that this book "ruins the romance" of a J.A. novel, it's important to remember that Austen did not intend for any of her works to be romances. Sure, there's romance in them, but they are NOT romances. If you want that, go read the Bronte sisters. Austen was more a commentator on society - she watched those around her, added in some satire and wrote her lovely novels. So, even though we have no idea what she would think of this and P&P&Z, I'd like to think she would view it as a product of the times, and not an insult to her work. What I hope these books do is turn readers on to her actual works. I was introduced to Austen via Emma Thompson's S&S movie. After I watched it, I wanted to read all of the Austen I could. Maybe it takes sea monsters and zombies to get readers interested in the original herself. And if that works, then I'm all for it.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2009

    Austen Attacked by Monster

    It's a shame that there's no copyright to protect Jane Austen's work from this sort of degrading treatment. Adding insult to injury, the publishers have included the original text and this great--- and now, apparently, defenseless--- literary woman's name as a co-author forcing her, in effect, to play a posthumous role in vandalizing her own classic work. A far more acceptable tack would have been to write an Austen parody, but, alas, that would require comedic talent and literary skill, commodities apparently in short supply these days.

    6 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2009

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    Can't you take a joke?

    Come on, folks, it's supposed to be funny. Juxtaposing hideous monsters with quality literature is a good time (or would be, if some people didn't take it so terribly, terribly seriously)! It's OK to laugh at the things we love. Really. Laughing at the immortal Jane Austen doesn't hurt the quality of her books. They're still awesome. They're still comedies (or did you all forget that?). These books aren't meant to be a literary challenge. This isn't Wilkie Collins versus Charles Dickens. It's a joke, guys! It just has zombies and sea monsters as well as annoying socialites and shallow relations.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2009

    What IS this?

    I love Jane Austen, but to put monsters and zombies into her work is just wrong. I don't think these books portray the tales of romance Jane Austen wanted people to read about when she wrote her novels. Unbelievable.

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    awesomeeeee

    pretty good looking i was recomemded it to me by a friend and by and by i like it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2009

    No do not read this book or any more that come out!

    Do not read this book for the love of all humanity! Who is there right mind decided to do this. Jane Austen is a woman that should be respected, not have her stories taken and made into zombies!!!! Next thing you know there's goning to be a vampire in Northanger Abbey. Secondly men have written these books. Austen was the one of if not the first woman to live by her pen, give her credit! So DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK... OR READ IT!!!! Thanks!

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2009

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    Maybe

    As a fan of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I must say...this one doesn't sound as interesting. It doesn't seem like a strong enough idea and that the original story might not be as close. But anyone who liked Pride and Prejudice and Zombies should give it a try (I know I will) and never forget, it's GOOD to laugh.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Ela u here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Aweome book

    So so cool and got me interested in Jane Austen it is a bit bloody though........

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

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    hahaha i loved pride and prejudice and zombies! anyone who think

    hahaha i loved pride and prejudice and zombies! anyone who thinks these are books by Jane Austen then look for her books! sense and sensibility and sea monsters has NOTHING in common with Sense and Sensibility except for the name! Buy this book because it is hilarious!

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  • Posted January 20, 2012

    ok now it's getting ridiculous

    Ok this is going a little too far and getting a little too silly. This was not very well-written and seemed like they are just trying to take advantage of the mashup market. A much more well-written and entertaining book was Wuthering Heights and a Werewolf...and a Zombie Too by Ralph S. King.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

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    Glad I gave this a try!

    "... I definitely understand why lovers of classic literature would be hestiant to read these oddball re-writes, but I'm glad I picked this one up to try! It was silly and fun, and even though I did roll my eyes or raise an eyebrow at some parts, I laughed out loud at others and was intrigued by the mysterious plot-line involving Margaret and the other involving Elinor and the five-pointed star. If you really aren't sure about whether or not you want to try this, I'd really recommend at least borrowing it from a friend or from a library."

    For full review, please visit me, Les Livres, on Blogger!

    jaimeliredeslivres (dot) blogspot (dot) com

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Not as good as zombies

    This book is at imes fun, but the added parts are much more obvious and not as well written as those in Pride and Predjudice and Zombies, and the original story itself in my opinion isn't qute as good either.

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    Drawn out but decent.

    The humour was a tad bit too dry and angsted for my liking. Decent book but I liked Jayne Slayer much more.

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

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    Clunky, but it works!

    As a fan of Jane Austin's works, I must tip my hat to this well-mannered rogue of a book. Very funny, if clunky use of the prose. And a nice Austen-meets-Lovecraft sort of vibe. Highly recommended, if you like this sort of thing. :-)

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  • Posted November 21, 2010

    The Best of the "New" Austen Novels

    Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters / 978-1-594-74465-5 I never got around to reading "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" (by the same publisher, but a different author than this novel), but I found the idea delightful and when "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" came out, I knew I had to take the plunge. "Sense and Sensibility" being, of course, my favorite Austen novel, I was looking forward to re-reading a classic and seeing a touch of sea monster fun and humor thrown in. Make no mistake about it: this book is delightfully funny. The superb Jane Austen prose is all here, but set in such a world where sea monster attacks are brutally common. The exquisite and seamless weaving of this tale (it is truly difficult to separate out the Jane Austen writing from Ben Winters', so thoroughly has he mimicked her style), will lead to a deeply humorous rendition of Austen's high society - where fatalities at beach dinner-parties are a common occurrence and it is the highest breech of manners for a gentleman or lady to acknowledge the death throes of a mere servant, trailing the water behind their pleasure boat. Certain scenes, such as Miss Steele's confession to Elinor Dashwood, are immeasurably enhanced by a concurrent attack on the boat by a vicious sea serpent, and Marianne's rescue by Willoughby is heightened greatly by the addition of an angry octopus. What I did not expect, however, was just how good the story would be. Rather than make a Jane Austen book with throw-away sea monster jokes, Winters has written a complex and fascinating science fiction sub-plot within the Austen narrative. Though the book is hilarious from front to finish, I found myself laughing out loud less and less because I was more and more drawn into the actual story and I didn't want to waste a moment, even to laugh, before turning the next page. These additions are so superb and true to Austen's original characters - such as Elinor's brave stand against pirates whilst Marianne languishes ill below - that it is difficult to imagine that she would be any less delighted with this novel than I. If you like Jane Austen and enjoy a touch of morbid humor interlaced with hoity-toity upper-crust social commentary, check out "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" - you'll come for the sea monsters, but I wager you'll stay for the story and become as swept away as I was. ~ Ana Mardoll

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  • Posted August 10, 2010

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    So-So Sense, So-So Sensibility

    I find the 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' a much more entertaining read. But I'm biased. 'Pride and Prejudice' happens to be one of my fave Jane Austen classics, notsomuch 'Sense and Sensibility'. But aside from that fact, the addition of sea monsters gives this book an almost complete digression from the original; from locations to character backgrounds, hordes of new adventures and a number of mysteries. The basic plot & characters remains unchanged. Although the book proves to be more satirical and humor-laced than 'Zombies'. Oddly enough, this read has renewed my interest in rereading the original.*

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    A big Wannabee

    Following Pride & Prejudice & Zombie's example, this next entry into adding horror/humor into Jane Austen fell nastily flat. While it might please those unfamiliar with the original or uncritical in their requirements for humor, I'd be hard put to imagine who would really enjoy it. Its dependence on "oo, some character we don't know and don't care about was just eaten" gags and insistence on emphasizing at every turn how stupid the author thought the main characters of the original really were, any sympathy readers might feel that would serve to help them slog through this mess is chopped up like chum and tossed away with about as much concern.

    However, it's a decent recommendation for those who hate Jane Austen and want to see her writing in the worse possible light.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Sense and Sensibility and Story-telling

    I have never read the original version by Austen but I imagine with the writing style the same characters and similar situations and settings are employed. A wonderful quick read to escape for a few hours and enjoy mindless entertainment. Not a literary achievement in this rewritten version but enjoyable and quite interesting. The descriptions and characters are vivid and detailed and the illustrations, (even on the Nook) come across as antiqued woodcuts. Recommended for anyone who enjoys the offbeat and satire.

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