Jane Austen, with Alterations

Chevy Chase Library

Jane Austen, with Alterations

The DC Library now offers the first two books in the popular "Quirk Classic" series: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.  Both books are "mash-ups" that add supernatural elements (namely zombies and sea monsters) to Austen's original text (and they blend together surprisingly well).

Both books are also available as audiobooks.  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies can be downloaded here and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters can be downloaded here.

Both books are read by actress Katherine Kellgren, whose hilariously deadpan take on the material is definitely worth a listen.    

Fans of the "Quirk Classics" series may also want to check out a panel discussion at the Smithsonian featuring Seth Grahame-Smith and Ben Winters, the co-authors of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, respectively.  More information about the discussion can be found here.