Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

In a prequel to the best-selling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Elizabeth Bennet evolves from a simple young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead, as she trains with nunchucks and katana swords and experiences a tragic first ...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

In a prequel to the best-selling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Elizabeth Bennet evolves from a simple young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead, as she trains with nunchucks and katana swords and experiences a tragic first romance. Original. 200,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Dreadfully Ever After

Complete with romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and an army of shambling corpses, Dreadfully Ever After brings the story of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to a thrilling conclusion.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies  Dreadfully Ever After

Complete with romance, heartbreak, martial arts, cannibalism, and an army of shambling corpses, Dreadfully Ever After brings the story of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to a thrilling conclusion. When we last saw Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy—at the end of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies—they were preparing for a lifetime of wedded bliss. Yet the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the only acceptable course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote being developed in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.

Books of the Dead

Indeed it is: Dawn of the Dreadfuls retroactively places Pride and Prejudice and
Zombies in a longer narrative arc. The position obtained by the Bennett sisters at
the end of Dawn of the Dreadfuls is, four years onward, still the position they ...

Books of the Dead

The zombie has cropped up in many forms--in film, in television, and as a cultural phenomenon in zombie walks and zombie awareness months--but few books have looked at what the zombie means in fiction. Tim Lanzendörfer fills this gap by looking at a number of zombie novels, short stories, and comics, and probing what the zombie represents in contemporary literature. Lanzendörfer brings together the most recent critical discussion of zombies and applies it to a selection of key texts including Max Brooks's World War Z, Colson Whitehead's Zone One, Junot Díaz's short story "Monstro, " Robert Kirkman's comic series The Walking Dead, and Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Within the context of broader literary culture, Lanzendörfer makes the case for reading these texts with care and openness in their own right. Lanzendörfer contends that what zombies do is less important than what becomes possible when they are around. Indeed, they seem less interesting as metaphors for the various ways the world could end than they do as vehicles for how the world might exist in a different and often better form.

Celebrating Pride and Prejudice

Prejudice 'was just ripe for gore and senseless violence' and that is certainly what
he introduces into the story. ... success of their idea, then published a prequel,
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith,
 ...

Celebrating Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is studied and celebrated, and its creation and phenomenal legacy thoroughly explored, in this loving tribute to Jane Austen's beloved masterpiece.

Everybody s Jane

“Since its publication in April 2009, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been
translated into French, German, Italian, ... Steve Hockensmith, Pride and
Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2010)
and ...

Everybody s Jane

The first book to investigate Jane Austen's popular significance today, Everybody's Jane considers why Austen matters to amateur readers, how they make use of her novels, what they gain from visiting places associated with her, and why they create works of fiction and nonfiction inspired by her novels and life.The voices of everyday readers emerge from both published and unpublished sources, including interviews conducted with literary tourists and archival research into the founding of the Jane Austen Society of North America and the exceptional Austen collection of Alberta Hirshheimer Burke of Baltimore.Additional topics include new Austen portraits; portrayals of Austen, and of Austen fans, in film and fiction; and hybrid works that infuse Austen's writings with horror, erotica, or explicit Christianity.Everybody's Jane will appeal to all those who care about Austen and will change how we think about the importance of literature and reading today.

Uncertain Lives

Such was the success of the revisioned novel that Quirk Books were inspired to
commission a prequel, Steve Hockensmith and Patrick Arrasmith's Pride and
Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. At the same time, since the
1990s, ...

Uncertain Lives

Uncertain Lives is the first book to examine the impact of neoliberal policies on everyday life in Australia. Going beyond the discussions of multiculturalism that dominated the 1980s and 1990s, Uncertain Lives examines the persistence of race and racism in the Australian experience. While the governments of John Howard followed the rhetoric of neoliberalism in suggesting that market forces dominated social relations, in reality the racism that had been founded in the White Australia policy became again increasingly acceptable, and accepted, in a society no longer subject to the values of multiculturalism. Uncertain Lives tracks this racism from its pervasiveness in everyday life to the ways race influenced decisions about who would, and would not, be allowed into Australia. From discussions of asylum seekers to migrants to the ways that thinking about the border itself has been transformed, Uncertain Lives charts the recent history of the Australian experience. Uncertain Lives ranges over events such as the Cronulla Riots of 2005 and the 2006 Beaconsfield mine rescue and uses a variety of recent films to highlight the impact of race in a society where liberal and social democratic values have been replaced by neoliberal ideology.

STEM to Story

Steve Hockensmith is the best-selling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
: Dawn of the Dreadfuls and other novels. His new mystery series for middle-
grade readers, cowritten with educator and professional mad scientist “Science
Bob” ...

STEM to Story

Bring STEM to life for students with zombies, rockets, celebrities, and more STEM to Story: Enthralling and Effective Lesson Plans for Grades 5-8 inspires learning through fun, engaging, and meaningful lesson plans that fuse hands-on discovery in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with creative writing. The workshop activities within the book are the innovative result of a partnership between 826 National's proven creative writing model and Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds, an initiative dedicated to connecting young people to the wonders of STEM through hands-on learning. Authentically aligned with both the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, this book provides teachers, after-school and out-of-school providers, and parents with field-tested lessons, workshops, and projects designed by professionals in each field. Including reflective observations by arts and science celebrities like Jon Scieszka, Mayim Bialik, and Steve Hockensmith, lessons feature bonus activities, fun facts, and teaching points for instructors at every level. These quirky, exploratory lessons will effectively awaken student imaginations and passions for both STEM and creative writing, encourage identity with scientific endeavors, and make both science and writing fun. Grades five through eight is the critical period for engaging students in STEM, and this book is designed specifically to appeal to – and engage – this age group. The guided curricula fosters hands-on discovery, deep learning, and rich inquiry skills while feeling more like play than school, and has proven popular and effective with both students and teachers. Awaken student imagination and get them excited about STEM Fuse creative writing with STEM using hands-on activities Make scientific principles relevant to students' lives Inspire students to explore STEM topics further The demand for STEM workers is closely linked to global competitiveness, and a successful future in STEM depends upon an early introduction to the scientific mindset. The challenge for teachers is to break through students' preconceptions of STEM fields as "hard" or "boring," to show them that STEM is everywhere, it's relevant, and it's loads of fun. For proven lesson plans with just a dash of weird, STEM to Story is a dynamic resource, adaptable and applicable in school, after school, and at home.

Ghost Towns

Hockensmith's latest novel is Dawn of the Dreadfuls, a prequel to the horror/
romance “mash-up” Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. William W. Johnstone is
the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 125 books
published ...

Ghost Towns

The sound of a crowded saloon . . . The cry of a train coming through the night. . . The pounding of horses ridden by friends or foe. . . From the searing sun to snow-steeped winters, towns called Sentinel, Iron Mountain and St. Elmo stood strong and fierce--before they finally died. Now, these ghost towns return to life under the spell of such great Western tale-tellers as Louis L'Amour, Elmer Kelton, William W. Johnstone, Bill Brooks, Loren D. Estleman, Johnny D. Boggs and New York Times bestseller Margaret Coel. From a soldier on the run from the fires of war. . . From a gambler who has long since played his last hand to a solitary, singing rifle man protecting a besieged town . . . With dreamers and schemers, with men and women of courage, conscience and faith, here is an unforgettable round-up of astounding adventures fueled by a passion for the West the way it really was--and the way it lives on forever. . .

An Apple for the Creature

Steve Hockensmith is the author of the New York Times bestseller Prideand
Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. His first novel,the mystery/
Western hybrid Holmeson the Range, was a finalistfortheEdgar ®, Shamus,
Anthony, and ...

An Apple for the Creature

Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner have selected the best of a rare crop of supernatural and urban fantasy stories from some of the greatest writers in the school, including a brand new Sookie Stackhouse story.

Cadaver in Chief

Oh, and zombies, too.Praise for the novels of Steve Hockensmith:"...hilarious...delightfully offbeat...." --Entertainment Weekly"...wonderfully entertaining...." --Booklist"...quirky and original...breezy and funny.

Cadaver in Chief

HE CAME TO WASHINGTON FOR BRRRRRRRRAINS. NO WONDER HE'S STILL HUNGRY. The undead have risen from their graves, and society hangs by a thread. But America's political parties aren't going to let a little thing like the zombie apocalypse get in the way of a presidential election. There are nasty whispers about the incumbent, though, and they have nothing to do with where he was born. The rumor: He's dead. Could a zombie be running for President? It's up to ace Washington Tribune reporter Jan Woods to find out. Cadaver in Chief, the new 10-chapter mini-novel from New York Times bestseller Steve Hockensmith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls), follows Woods on her search for the truth...a search that puts her up against the most dangerous ghouls in Washington. Oh, and zombies, too. Praise for the novels of Steve Hockensmith: ..".hilarious...delightfully offbeat...." --Entertainment Weekly ..".wonderfully entertaining...." --Booklist ..".quirky and original...breezy and funny...." --The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ..".a hoot!" --The Washington Post

The Orchard

Millions of lives depend on her breaking the news, but the story is so big, will anyone believe it? Charlotte may not live long enough to find out.

The Orchard

Investigative Journalist Charlotte Wilson discovers she is at the center of a conspiracy that is 12 years in the making, one that touches every part of her professional and personal life. Millions of lives depend on her breaking the news, but the story is so big, will anyone believe it? Charlotte may not live long enough to find out.

Nick and Tesla s Solar Powered Showdown

Kid inventors Nick and Tesla Holt have outsmarted crooks, spies, and kidnappers.

Nick and Tesla s Solar Powered Showdown

Kid inventors Nick and Tesla Holt have outsmarted crooks, spies, and kidnappers. Now they have to crack their biggest mystery yet: Where the heck are their parents? To outwit the criminal mastermind who’s holding their parents hostage, the twins will need all their brainpower, the help of their eccentric Uncle Newt, and an assortment of homemade solar gadgets. Will the Holt family be reunited at last? Or will a hijacked solar satellite beam down doom from the skies? The adventure includes instructions for creating a solar-powered hot-dog cooker, alarm, secret listening device, and model car, plus a nighttime signal cannon that fires illuminated ping-pong balls.

Nick and Tesla s Robot Army Rampage

After a series of robberies strike Half Moon Bay, sibling sleuths Nick and Tesla build robots out of household objects in order to catch the culprits.

Nick and Tesla s Robot Army Rampage

After a series of robberies strike Half Moon Bay, sibling sleuths Nick and Tesla build robots out of household objects in order to catch the culprits.

Dear Mr Holmes

These seven short stories provide the answers.In “Dear Mr. Holmes,” Old Red first gets the itch to turn detective -- and just in time, too, because a killer's stalking him and his brother along a Kansas cattle trail.

Dear Mr  Holmes

Sherlock Holmes-worshiping cowboys Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer have starred in five “Holmes on the Range” novels, rustling up award nominations and fans aplenty as they cracked mysteries using the methods of their English hero. How did these Old West drifters first discover Holmes, though? What were they doing before their novel adventures began? And how did their early, awkward stabs at “deducifying” turn out? These seven short stories provide the answers.In “Dear Mr. Holmes,” Old Red first gets the itch to turn detective -- and just in time, too, because a killer's stalking him and his brother along a Kansas cattle trail. In “Gustav Amlingmeyer, Holmes of the Range,” Old Red's attempt to settle down and open his own “cafay” goes haywire when one of the customers gets a side order of arsenic with his steak and potatoes. In “Wolves in Winter,” Big Red and Old Red go up against deadly predators of both the two- and four-legged variety. And the adventure continues in four more stories (most of them originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine).Critics have called Steve Hockensmith's “Holmes on the Range” tales “hilarious” (Entertainment Weekly), “quirky and original” (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), “clever” (The New York Times), “wonderfully entertaining” (Booklist) and “a hoot” (The Washington Post). There's only one way to find out if you agree. Order your copy of Dear Mr. Holmes today!

Fool Me Once

Praise: "Winning."—Publishers Weekly "Delightfully quirky."—Kirkus Reviews "Smart, humorous and refreshingly offbeat."—Shelf Awareness "Savvy plotting, sharp writing, and a believable use of fortune-telling to frame the stories. ...

Fool Me Once

From bestselling author Steve Hockensmith and tarot expert Lisa Falco comes a new mystery that isn’t fooling around Since taking over the White Magic Five and Dime, Alanis McLachlan has been tracking down old customers and making amends for her mother’s con jobs. So when Marsha—one of the shop’s most loyal clients—comes looking for a way out of her abusive marriage, Alanis does everything she can to help. But lending a hand leads to unforeseen consequences, including the murder of Marsha’s husband. Now Alanis has to use her wiles to undo a mess of her own making. Her growing mastery of the tarot might help her find the truth . . . if the killer doesn’t get to her first. Praise: "Winning."—Publishers Weekly “Delightfully quirky.”—Kirkus Reviews “Smart, humorous and refreshingly offbeat.”—Shelf Awareness “Savvy plotting, sharp writing, and a believable use of fortune-telling to frame the stories.”—Booklist “Readers who adore the women detectives of Dorothy Cannell and Maggie King will be pleased by this quirky series.”—Library Journal "A funny book in which the reader also learns something is a rare treasure indeed."—Mystery Scene

Parody Novels

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Parody Novels

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 36. Chapters: Bored of the Rings, A Tale of a Tub, Louie Knight, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Cold Comfort Farm, The Princess Bride, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, National Lampoon's Doon, What a Carve Up!, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, Superfolks, Mashup, Snowball's Chance, A Cool Million, The Torrents of Spring, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, The Chronicles of Blarnia: The Lying Bitch in the Wardrobe, The Wind Done Gone, The Ascent of Rum Doodle, The Asti Spumante Code, A Fate Totally Worse than Death, The Soddit, Star Warped, Gooflumps, Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter, The Va Dinci Cod, Daddy's Boy: A Son's Shocking Account of Life with a Famous Father, A Midsummer Night's Gene, A Midsummer's Nightmare, Mansfield Park and Mummies. Excerpt: A Tale of a Tub was the first major work written by Jonathan Swift, composed between 1694 and 1697 and published in 1704. It is arguably his most difficult satire, and perhaps his most masterly. The Tale is a prose parody which is divided into sections of "digression" and a "tale" of three brothers, each representing one of the main branches of western Christianity. The "tale" presents a consistent satire of religious excess, while the digressions are a series of parodies of contemporary writing in literature, politics, theology, Biblical exegesis, and medicine. The overarching parody is of enthusiasm, pride, and credulity. At the time it was written, politics and religion were still linked very closely in England, and the religious and political aspects of the satire can often hardly be separated. "The work made Swift notorious, and was widely misunderstood, especially by Queen Anne herself who mistook its purpose for profanity." "It effectively disbarred its author from proper preferment within the church," but is cons...

Such a Dark Thing

... Seth grahame-Smith's 2008 novel pride and prejudice and Zombies, which
transformed Elizabeth Bennet from playful ... austen has not only spawned the
aforementioned onslaught of imitators (including a prequel: dawn of the dreadfuls
), ...

Such a Dark Thing

Evil, death, demons, reanimation, and resurrection. While such topics are often reserved for the darker mindscapes of the vampire subgenre within popular culture, they are equally integral elements of religious history and belief. Despite the cultural shift of presenting vampires in a secular light, the traditional figure of the vampire within cinema and literature has a rich legacy of serving as a theological marker. Whether as a symbol of the allure of sin, as an apologetic for assorted religious icons, or as a gateway into a discussion of liberationist theology, the vampire has served as a spiritual touchstone from Bram Stoker's Dracula, to Stephen King's Salem's Lot, to the HBO television series True Blood. In Such a Dark Thing, Jess Peacock examines how the figure of the vampire is able to traverse and interconnect theology and academia within the larger popular culture in a compelling and engaging manner. The vampire straddles the ineffable chasm between life and death and speaks to the transcendent in all of us, tapping into our fundamental curiosity of what, if anything, exists beyond the mortal coil, giving us a glimpse into the interminable while maintaining a cultural currency that is never dead and buried.

Naughty

Criminals get the Christmas spirit, too! In this collection of hilarious short stories, you'll see what the thieves, killers, psychos and scumbags are up to come the holidays...and it's not caroling door to door.

Naughty

"It's the most wonderful time of the year," the old song tells us. But that doesn't mean the people celebrating it are always so nice. Criminals get the Christmas spirit, too! In this collection of hilarious short stories, you'll see what the thieves, killers, psychos and scumbags are up to come the holidays...and it's not caroling door to door. Well, not unless they're casing the neighborhood for a break-in, as a rag-tag gang does in the title story. You'll also meet a mall elf menaced by a very, very bad Santa (in "I Killed Santa Claus"), a London police inspector hunting for the man who murdered Ebenezer Scrooge (in "Humbug"), a trucker out to save his shipment of Cabbage Patch Dolls from bumbling hijackers (in "Special Delivery") and many more characters you'll never forget. Originally published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, these nine tales from award-winning short story master Steve Hockensmith (Holmes on the Range, Dreadfully Ever After) are sure to have you ho-ho-hoing from the first page to the last.

Give the Devil His Due

After giving up a life as a con artist, Alanis McLachlan becomes a tarot reader, as an old friend tries to convince her to return to crime, a new suitor tries to distract her from her relationship with Victor, and a reading she gives could ...

Give the Devil His Due

Reformed con artist-turned-tarot reader Alanis McLachlan gets paid for predicting the future—too bad she didn’t see all the trouble in hers. First a figure from her past tries to drag her back into the life of crime she thought she’d left behind. Then a new suitor tries to sweep Alanis off her feet, forcing her on-again, off-again romance with hunky teacher Victor Castellanos to hit the skids. And then there’s the little matter of the client who gets an ominous reading from Alanis . . . and is promptly murdered. Danger is in the cards for Alanis, and she’ll need all her skill at reading people and reading tarot if she’s going to survive. Praise for the Tarot Mystery books: "Cozy readers with a taste for humor will welcome this hilarious series debut . . . [and] will eagerly await the next installment."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Smart, humorous and refreshingly offbeat.”—Shelf Awareness “Savvy plotting, sharp writing, and a believable use of fortune-telling to frame the stories.”—Booklist