Musings & Meditations

Jane Austen, Vampire

Posted in Art & Society, Books, Mythology and Folklore, Vampires by Pam Keesey on July 20, 2009

This just in from Kate Ward at Entertainment Weekly:

Look out, Jane! Austen’s work has already been attacked by brain munchers in Seth Grahame-Smith’s best-selling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Now her classic tale will meet up with bloodsuckers. Authors Amanda Grange and Regina Jeffers have reimagined Pride’s hero as a vamp in Mr. Darcy, Vampyre (due out Aug. 11) and Darcy’s Hunger (Dec. 1), respectively. Meanwhile, Michael Thomas Ford has penned Jane Bites Back (Dec. 29), a novel that envisions the author herself as a vampire. One person who can’t quite wrap his head around the supernatural Austen phenom? Quirk’s editorial director Jason Rekulak, who dreamed up Zombies’ concept. “I just thought it would be funny to desecrate a classic work of literature,” he says. “For the longest time, Seth and I were the only two people who thought it was a really good idea.”

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