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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies What's Up With the Title?

By Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

What's Up With the Title?

Okay, we've gotta hand it to the publishers on this one: the title on this book pretty much sells it. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? That tells you the whole story right there.


Basically, with a title like that on the cover, when you crack open this book, you know you will be enjoying all the delights of Jane Austen's Regency romance about love and manners…but with some zombies thrown in.

In fact, Seth Grahame-Smith said that the idea for the book originally came from his editor, who thought up with the idea for the title first:

He called me one day, out of the blue, very excitedly, and he said, all I have is this title, and I can't stop thinking about this title. And he said: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. For whatever reason, it just struck me as the most brilliant thing I'd ever heard.

We only wish we'd thought of it first.