Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Steve Hockensmith
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) by Steve Hockensmith

Journey Back to Regency England—Land of the Undead!

Readers will witness the birth of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfuls a thrilling prequel set four years before the horrific events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As our story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English country side. They idle away the days reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry.

Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, we watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is a powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth's heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies? Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave and just might inspire her to crawl out of it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606171076
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 03/23/2010
Series: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Series
Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages: 287
Sales rank: 689,397
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Steve Hockensmith is an award-winning novelist and reporter. His debut mystery, Holmes on the Range, was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. Critics have hailed the novel and its sequels as "hilarious" (Entertainment Weekly), "dazzling" (The Boston Globe), "clever" (The New York Times), "uproarious" (Publisher's Weekly), "wonderfully entertaining" (Booklist), and "quirky and original" (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). He lives in Alameda, California, with his wife and two children.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 218 reviews.
Daniee More than 1 year ago
I didn't know how I would feel about this book when I first picked it up. I absolutely adored Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but I didn't think it was possible to make a prequel. Elizabeth is as smart and snarky as you would expect her to be. I think any fan of Jane Austen should definitely get into the zombified version of her books.
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for MonsterLibrarian.com Yes, it's another mash up, a prequel to last year's smash hit Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The dreadfuls fit rather well into the repressive, judgmental setting of Regency England (and into "stuffy" literature similar to what many were required to read in high school English class). The tone is wry, utterly sarcastic, yet intelligent as well. The story pits a young family of girls, whose father makes them pariahs by inviting a ninja master for the Orient to his home to train them, against the trickling return of the undead hordes from long ago and against love, society and preconceived notions. What follows is a classic comedy of errors. This book is simultaneously a mocking of classic literature, and a glorious example of fine writing, a metaphor for war against the aging and loss of innocence of children, and a call to stand up for what's right and not what's deemed proper by society. Austen's work hasn't been abandoned to a hack looking for easy money with this volume, but has been imprinted upon by an award winning, savvy writer who simply gets it, and deftly reminds readers that literature can be fun and unexpectedly poignant as well. Highly recommended for libraries, particularly those looking to expand a bare bones horror collection or meet the need of readers who prefer more mainstream tale to the hardcore horror books. Contains: Gore, poop jokes
ReadsAlotBB More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for all who "had to read" any of Jane Austen for a required English credit. But such fun! Classic Victorian England combined with dare I say Zombies. This prequel sets the tone for all the series of classic "zombie" combinations. For those who enjoy the classics but like a wistful turn, read these!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seeing the Bennet sisters as zombie assassins was different. Lizzy was still mouthy self and Jane quiet but Mary was the change up. She was more a character than she was in the original pride and prejudice. Fast paced and if your a zombie reader this is a book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Knew i was going to enjoy this one from page one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually own the physical book and I love it. I have read it many times. I like that you get to see the Bennet sisters before they become the all powerful, weapon master, zombie killers that the are in the first book. Worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How can you not get to chapter 2? You have to read the whole book before you call it horrible, the first chapters are always boring. I loved the book, it wasnt as good as the first but it was still really good. I love Jane Austen and I love zombies; put 'em together.......that's my type of book. :)
Drewano 11 months ago
Utterly boring! I thought that adding some zombies into an old classic would spruce it up but the walking corpses were so few and far between (until the very end) that I couldn’t get over how dull this book was. It’s really a book about training three women to fight zombies. I found myself spacing out and putting the speed on 2X as I listened to get it over with.
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It was great. Spiced up an old classic... Im not a zombie fan but it was a great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took one of my favorite books and added such a new and interesting twist!
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Combined two of my favorite things zombies and pride and prejudice
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Great summer read. Laughed out loud several times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is soooooo worth the $$$$ but make sure u read the searys in order
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trish43 More than 1 year ago
this is my first reading of anything to do with vampires...I am not a vampire reader...I read again ,Pride and Prejudice before reading this version of the classic novel...I was greatly amused by the writers spin on a truly great novel...I found it very funny and well written...hope they do more...Trish
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I am a big zombie fan and this was a fun read.
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