(Pride & Prejudice & Zombies) Here’s an idea…

Take a literary classic, rewrite it to include zombies and sell billions of copies.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: 
The Classic Regency Romance—Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! is poised to do just that. It couples everyone’s love of early 19th century British romance with the brain-eating good time that only an infectious outbreak of zombies can bring.

According to the publisher:

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen’s classic novel to new legions of fans.

So there you go. Zombies make every story funnier, happier and brighter. You can already pre-order this sure-fire hit from Amazon. The release date is set for April 15 (update: release has been bumped up to April 6th — pre-order through Amazon now) — two months too late as far as I’m concerned. After all, this would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one.

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