Booklicious: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

November 09, 2009


I don't know how this new release slipped by me, considering it's a Jane Austen novel spiced up with sea monsters. And not only that, but this book has its own trailer (watch it after the jump). What more could a Brit lit lover want?

The follow-up to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters follows the Dashwood sisters as they are evicted from their home and sent to live on an island of dark secrets and hideous creatures. Quirk Books, publisher of the two really long-titled works that I don't want to type again, writes: 

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. 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!

Enjoy the trailer!


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