Stolz und Vorurteil und Zombies: Roman by Jane Austen

Stolz und Vorurteil und Zombies: Roman

byJane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith, Carolin Müller

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Der gut aussehende Mr. Darcy und ihre eigenen widersprüchlichen Gefühle sind diesmal nur die geringsten Probleme, mit denen sich Elizabeth Bennet herumschlagen muss. Denn aus London ergießt sich eine Horde von Untoten über das Land, und Lizzie sieht sich plötzlich vor eine Entscheidung gestellt: entweder ein Leben zusammen mit Mr. Darcy oder Tod den Zombies. Oder doch beides?

Title:Stolz und Vorurteil und Zombies: RomanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 13, 2010Publisher:Heyne VerlagLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3641047838

ISBN - 13:9783641047832

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from A tragedy. Step one. Take a beloved classic. Step two. Put it in a word doc. Step three. Paste a ludicrous story into it and call it a 'novel'.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's okay Like the title of my review says, it's just okay, nothing special. I feel like it's mostly overrated
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from OKay Great twist with zombies but I loved th original better
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just don't. Go read the real book if you're interested in this. If you've already read it, don't ruin it for yourself. Jane did not intend for there to be zombies at Longbourn.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from umm... why? I usually love anything "Pride and Prejudice"... but I think this was a going a little too far.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from the movie was so much better I was considering buying this after I saw the movie (which I loved!) and I am so glad I borrowed it from the library. This was awful! I only got to page 208 before I couldn't handle it anymore. The zombie bits, and any added scenes, didn't fit in and you could tell it was a was a different style of writing. And because it was all just added in, I got so frustrated about how oblivious everyone was towards Charlotte. Also, not a fan at all the insults towards Mrs. Bennet from her own husband. He cheated on her in China too?? Why was this added?? Other weird additions: Georgiana draws nudes? The vomit-inducing dick jokes? Liz cuts herself to repent?? (Bad influence on younger readers smh) All the attacks or whatever they had sounded so fake and made up.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lame Jokes and Cringe Worthy Fighting Scenes Please don't assume that my dislike for this book originates from some sort of literary snobbery. To be totally honest, I love when people take a classic and make it into a ridiculous parody. Unfortunately though, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, was more so boring than ridiculous. I expected something almost completely different than the original text and instead I got Pride and Prejudice with the occasional over-gorified zombie scene. At this point you may roll your eyes and think, "Shouldn't you have expected that considering the title." Yes, I should have. But for some reason I anticipated more than a handful of lame jokes and cringe worthy fight scenes. This book just didn't do it for me and I am thoroughly disappointed. An Afterthought: I think the ball jokes made by Mr.Darcy may have been the last straw for me. Unless he had magically became a teenage boy during the story, he had no right making those jokes.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh I was so excited for this, but what a disappointment. Tried reading the book twice now and haven't made it to the end. Or maybe I did on my second attempt.. Can't remember, that's how good it was. And Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books that I read every year.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious I will always love Pride and Prejudice, but this is a phenomenal retake on the story! Hilarious. I had to share it with my friend because it was so funny
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun It can be quite jarring when in the middle of a paragraph directly quoted from the original text the story will flip to zombies and gore and sword fights. Then it switches straight back to the Austen text. It's funny and a fun read if you're into that.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright Cool idea on an old favourite. I started, but didn't finish. Didn't hate it but I wasn't crazy about it either
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A strange adaptation... I can't quite decide if I hated this or just thought it harmlessly silly.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Basically Pride and Prejudice word for word but with zombies. First off, I think my rating may have differed had I not so recently read the original Pride and Prejudice and watched the Pride and Prejudice movie two times since then. Considering the majority is the same classic story I ended up scanning through most of the book. The bits of zombie action were interesting but they felt like they were just slotted in. I lost interest pretty early on in the book, there wasn't enough humour or zombie action to really keep my interest. But I think it's still an okay book. I look forward to seeing the movie version.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny and Highly Original! Jane Austen would approve.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Stars I found this book quite funny and original. I am a huge Jane Austen fan and Pride & Prejudice is my favourite novel of hers (which is a cliché, I know.) I am not into the zombie genre but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It was quite funny and clever. None of the characters lost their core personalities and I was surprised by how well the author wove important plot-lines into this zombie world.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious! I thought this book was hysterical. I laughed the whole way through. I love Pride and Prejudice, but the new zombie-apocalypse setting was a good laugh for me.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No This is the same story as the original except Seth threw in a couple zombies here and there. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Its pretty much the exact same story line as the original but Seth threw in a couple zombies here and there
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The exact same story... but with zombies! I have enjoyed this book a lot more than I first expected. It is quite funny and irresistible and, in a way, so exactly similar to the beloved original, but with that zombie twist throughout the whole story that makes it quirky. It's a fun variation on the Pride and Prejudice theme.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Loved Pride & Prejudice, and I love zombies... I was initially worried that I wouldn't like this sort of book because I feared it would somehow butcher P&P, but I love how well this is written. Worth a read if you're into sci-fi for sure.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the original but... I love this version too. There's just something about the Bennet sisters fighting zombies that make Pride and Prejudice just that much better.#plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow, but funny read! It's a nice combination of the original Pride & Prejudice story, interspersed with Zombie hordes! Sporadically drawings are inserted throughout the book, depicting the zombie attacks, etc., If you are a fan of Jane Austen AND of Zombies, then you'll love this book. If you are a "purist" Austen Fan, or vice versa, than this probably isn't the book for you!
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome read! This is a very entertaining book! Lizzie is finally a heroine that we can respect. When she kicks Mr Darcy in the face after rejecting him...priceless. I will certainly look for more titles.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pure Silliness I can't say this was the most high brow thing I've read all year but I can't resist something that combines one of my favourite books of all time with a genre that is becoming an emerging new love of mine, comedic horror. I'll confess to putting off reading it for a long time but was very glad to see the whole tongue and cheek approach. A good light pre-Halloween read. And, if it could be believed, the story has an even happier ending than the original, with every character getting the outcome they truly deserve. The only major disappointment was the treatment of Darcy and Elizabeth's burgeoning romance, which devolves to something I think is substantially out of character for them but given it's a comedy, I'll forgive. Please, please, please, read the original first. You'll appreciate this even more!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why? What would posses anyone to destroy classic literature? I will admit that I was deeply intrigued by the concept, and not at all opposed to it in theory. However, the reality was more than a little disappointing. I would not recommend this book to anyone. It was a complete waste of time and money.
Date published: 2012-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zombilicious I had never read the original but was familar with the story so I thought it would be a funny read. I didn't realize it was actually the original story written by Jane Austen slightly altered here and there to have zombie action. I ended up loving it because I got to read the original Jane Austen story but at the same time get a laugh here and there at the original way in which zombies were thrown in there. I'm not a fan of reading the same book twice so I'm glad I hadn't read the original but I've been told those who have would find it funnier.
Date published: 2010-11-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from a fad the idea is interesting and there are moments where this book is entertaining BUT i'm a purist and don't really understand why we're revising classics instead of creating original work.
Date published: 2009-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ReTelling of a Classic Couldn't put it down! You would think Jane Austen wrote it herself! Can't wait to read more of the series!
Date published: 2009-11-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ugh I offer you a fully gut reaction to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I DIDN'T LIKE: 1. The ninjafication of Lizzy and the Bennet sisters. It was completely idiotic. The book really should have been called Pride and Prejudice and Ninjas with Zombies to allow retarded Ultraviolence. Had Grahame-Smith simply employed the available military training of the Regency period and allowed the Bennet girls to be warriors of that sort, I could have suspended my frustration at his failure to see the difference such a shift would have made on the period itself, and his failure to engage with these changes. But by adding his bizarre counter-factual Asian influence without any explanation, without any sense, Grahame-Smith made ignoring the illogic of his changes impossible. Plus, I hate Ninja stories. They were embarrassingly bad when Chuck Norris was turning them into movies, and they are even worse when tossed inexplicably into a Regency Romance. 2. The Destruction of Lizzy. It is partially a result of Grahame-Smith’s Ninjification of P&P, but mostly it is his stupidity. P&P&Z’s Elizabeth could be the lead smarmy girl in any of a thousand teenage high school flicks. In fact, there is nothing of the Regency girl left in Grahame-Smith’s version. She’s a Millennial Girl with a Katana, and that strips Lizzy of all that makes her attractive. 3. Then there’s the vomit. It doesn’t matter that Grahame-Smith offers a tongue-in-cheek defense of the constant stream of vomit in his book. It is disruptive, silly and annoying. And damn near everyone does it. Oh sure, Mrs. Bennet is the biggest puker, but at some point almost every character pukes discretely into their handkerchief. Yeah, yeah, Zombies eating brains is gross, but when one has been surrounded by the Unmentionables for fifty years, it is unlikely that one will share our sense of decorum and our weak stomachs. IT WAS OK 4. The Zombie scenes. They were nowhere near as exciting and interesting as I expected. In fact, the Zombies seemed incidental. They were their so Elizabeth could whip out her Katana and kill things indiscriminately. One of the elements of good Zombie tales is that there is always a sense of danger. Sure there are a plenty of cheesy Zombie movies, but there is always a feeling that the characters are going to have their brains eaten and turn into Zombies themselves, but when Mr. Darcy or Elizabeth or any of the Bennet sisters whip out their swords there is no threat to anyone but the Zombies. Still, baiting Zombies with heads of cauliflower is kind of fun. 5. There is one person who turns into a Zombie, though, and Charlotte Lucas’ joining of Satan’s legions starts out strong even if it ends poorly. It went on much too long, but Charlotte lusting after the brains of animals at the dinner table did make me smile. 6. Seth Grahame-Smith’s attempts to capture the style of Austen were acceptable, though uninspired. I LIKED IT 7. The quarantine of London made me smile. I REALLY LIKED IT 8. The initial idea was brilliant. Too bad Grahame-Smith’s execution didn’t match. IT WAS AMAZING 9. The cover, with its Zombified Regency woman, the touch of blood, the freaky red eyes, the exposed jawbone all while mugging the cover conventions of the classic novel, was a killer marketing ploy that would have sucked me in had the idea not sucked me in first (not that any of that is a good thing). 10. Grahame-Smith’s book club bit, “A Reader’s Discussion Guide,” was smart, funny, and did repair my opinion of the stupidity of his book -- just a little. 11. The pencil sketch illustrations, filled with Zombies and swordplay, were big hits with my kids. If I left the book lying around they were checking out the Zombie madness. For me, every sketch represented one step closer to being finished. So I loved them too. 12. Jane Austen’s writing. It was still the best part of the book, and there was plenty of it there to make reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies tolerable. I’ll be grabbing some real Austen soon, however, so I can cleanse my literary palette.
Date published: 2009-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eerily Hilarious! The fact that this novel is so closely faithful to the original makes the few sentences and images that do change it all the more hilarious! The fluid manner in which zombies and martial arts is woven into the story is fantastic, and Austen lovers, rather than having a favorite story ruined, will find it a refreshing blast that can only provoke laughter. A definite must read for all Austen lovers and even those who don't know the story! Absolutely wonderful!
Date published: 2009-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Silly and Entertaining The zombies added an extra dimension to the original.
Date published: 2009-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very funny I am a huge Jane Austen fan and had refused to by this on principle. Was staring at the wall of books in Chapters and had already read most of the books, so I picked this one up and read the first page....I was hooked. It was so funny ... someone please make a movie...
Date published: 2009-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't be expecting Dawn of the Dead! I was not sure what to expect when I picked this novel but I was thinking that it was going to be a rather grand farce of Austen's original classic. A farce it certainly was but not a grand one. Grahame-Smith uses zombies as part of his backdrop in this version but that is where they remain. The zombie invasion is just scenery and it never has any far-reaching effect on the main characters. The original story about appearances and presumptions remains quite intact. Sure, the Bennet sisters can kick zombie butt in this novel but they seldom do. I thought that the author's decision to have his heroines trained by oriental martial artists seemed an odd choice, given the difficulty of travel in Victorian times. It just doesn't fit, even in a parody. A better style might have been savate or another European discipline. Nonetheless, the book is entertaining, much like the original, but in my mind, it is like the original to such a degree that you may as well read the non-zombie version instead.
Date published: 2009-09-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hmmm... Jane Austen has done a wonderful job in providing us with a novels filled with romance, attitude and reflection on the flaws of human nature. I love her for that. However, the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies spin off, while entertaining and creative in the idea itself, fell flat. While there were some entertaining parts to the novels, some justices served-zombie style, I did not walk away with a feeling of satisfaction or joy from having experienced the novel. This is probably a great way to get children and youth hooked on to literature, a way to connect to the classics, but this novel did not do it for me. And by the time I got to the end of the novel, I was struggling to finish it. And I kept questionning the martial arts training/culture piece of it; it seemed disjointed to the novel. But I like the fact that he was brave and creative enough to try.
Date published: 2009-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Match Made in Literary Heaven You certainly have to go into this with a sense of humour and it will be an entirely awesome ride. It's very true to the original text, peppered with remarks about zombies and Elizabth Bennet being an astounding student of martial arts. It's all jsut so quirky and ludicrous that you can't help but laugh. It's admittedly gory and trying to picture the lovely and demure Elizabeth chowing down on a heart is so out of place, but it's worked in nicely enough that you can't help but keep reading.
Date published: 2009-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from And ZOMBIES??? OK I'll admit, I am hardcore Jane Austen and couldn't talk myself into reading this, so it sat on my bedside table for months. I mean, really, a Parody of Jane Austen?? SACRILEGE! Or....um........wait.......... Maybe not. Because I actually sat down with this book and read it in one setting. And I laughed (and maybe vomited in my hands a little) and laughed, and laughed. Sure, it's a watered down version. With zombies. But hey, that's the whole point; it's FUN! Elizabeth Bennet kicks butt - she even kicks Darcy's butt! - characters become 'unmentionables' (zombies) and there's even some interesting drawings. All that, topped off with some ninja action. Because ninja's are way better than pirates.... If you're looking for a light, fun read then pick this up - if you have even a bit of funny bone, you'll be laughing the whole way through.
Date published: 2009-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing First and foremost, I love Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is an amazing book with an even better love story. So naturally when this book came out I was immediately intrigued. I was, however, soon to be disappointed. I would recommend this novel to a much younger audience, who might have difficulty reading and understanding the original novel. I found that the novel had been 'dumbed down' and lacked the allusions and irony so well known in Jane Austen's literature. If as though it were an afterthought, the zombie aspect was sparcely thrown in and did not affect the storyline in any which way. It is simply badly modified book trying to cash in on a literary classic. Thoroughly disappointing.
Date published: 2009-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great read I was a purist at first. I’m such a purist that the ONLY P & P out there is the A and E version. So I immediately labelled this book as sacrilege and ready to burn the heretics that ever thought of such an idea and to ruin the most romantic book in the world (in my opinion). Then I slowly gave in. I went into a zombie phase were I watched the movies, and then read some books (World War Z as an example) and thought to myself. Fine, let’s put my purist thoughts aside and give this book a chance. I do not regret it one bit. The moment I read the first few lines I just cracked up laughing. The thought of the sisters Bennett being a pack of Buffy’s and instead of vampire slaying they’re zombie slaying is just hilarious. They crash into a party, never fear! the Bennets are here! hahah. I loved every bit of this book. It stayed 90 percent true to the main plot with a few deviations here and there (you’ll laugh about Mr Collins and Charlotte). Which I find perfectly acceptable. In my opinion, Elizabeth Bennet could kick Buffy’s butt any day. She’s got Shaolin training damnit! :D There are parts in the book where it can be extremely ridiculous but you will have to keep reminding yourself that this book is a parody of the actual story. To be prepared to take it all with a light heart (set all purist thoughts aside!) does help and makes the story much more enjoyable and a fun read all the way through. The book even supplies some very nice detailed illustrations for your viewing (or not) pleasure. Note, my favorite illustration? will have to be the last one. It made me laugh, but it gave me the warm fuzzies too. You’ll see what I mean once you get there. I would say the only negative besides the little parts of over silliness? it’s not for the faint of heart. Some parts are graphic and detailed. You just have to remember this is a parody and it’s meant to be funny. If I can set aside my purist thoughts, I’m sure you can.
Date published: 2009-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You Can't Spell Slaughter without Laughter! From the very first sentence, this reworked edition of the classic regency romance plunges you into a perilous England beseiged by a mysterious plague; a dangerous England where one's servants can be devoured by stricken undead dreadfuls between the main course and desert; an England in which the importance of etiquette and good manners must come second to highly honed skills in the deathly arts and home defense. This book has it all- romance, adventure, betrayal, redemption, undead violence, and ninjas. This book should appeal to classicists with a sense of humour as well as to zombie aficionados. The woodcut-style illustrations are charming, and the book contains a very thought-provoking Reader's Discussion Guide at the end for discussion in book clubs.
Date published: 2009-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pride Prejudice and Zombies This twist on a classic and the first official offering in "Monster-Lit" had me laughing and unable to put the book down. There were a few chapters in this re-telling of the Jane Austen novel that drugged on, but all in all it was very well written with the added plot of death, ninjas and revenge. Wickham gets the long overdue suffering he has always deserved, Miss Lucas meets a long suffering, and Mr. Collins is proved to be the mindless coward he is.
Date published: 2009-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite Interesting! lol zombies!!!!! This new book is amazing, close to finishing. This original masterpiece was changed into something that even teenagers would like. The trill of the book's suspense with zombies. Quite astounding. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2009-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Jane Austen fans beware! A shameless exploit of Jane Austen's fame and fan base. The "author" of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies simply inserted trite, crude, sloppy and unimaginative passages into the original text of Jane Austen's most famous work. The writing is poor and the attempts at humour is trying. Besides, this is hardly an original concept. I hope he's not going to come up with Hamlet and Werewolves next. Sigh! If you are tempted by curiosity like I was, I would recommend Confessions Of A Jane Austen Addict instead - at least its author made an attempt at a semi-original plot and have certain reverence for Austen's genius.
Date published: 2009-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beware the Unmentionables I love zombies. I just do. It's a goofy genre thing that I've adored ever since I saw Romero's "Night of the Living Dead". However, I'm an English major as well and I love the classic English canon. You can imagine then my absolute glee when I first heard about this book. While I loved the concept, i was prepared to be disappointed with the product. However, having picked it up and discovering it's unnerving power to keep me locked to my seat, I found my concerns be be unfounded. From beginning to end the book dances its way through Austen's classic with a plethora of changes, though some how remains true to the underlying message of the original work. Seth Grahme-Smith also manages to mimic (but not duplicate) Austen's original narrative style. For purists who don't like classics to be tampered with, this may not be the best selection. For zombie fanatics who want zombie mayhem they might find this to be a little plodding and slow. However, for them who enjoy a good laugh and are in possession of a strong stomach, this book will likely be a welcome addition to their collection!
Date published: 2009-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a waste of money! What a waste of money. You will have to be as brain dead as a zombie to find this even remotely good. This guy only added a few really bad lines to a classic book, and his few sentences made no sense. He has literally butchered this book. I'd recommend that you borrow this from the library if you want to read it.
Date published: 2009-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun hybrid I expected the joke to wear thin before the end, but found that I enjoyed it all the way through. Without giving anything away, there are scenes in the retelling that I found myself almost wishing would have happened in the original! Despite their new talents, the essential spirit of the Bennet girls and the marvelous Mr. Darcy remain fairly true, and I wound up feeling as if I were visiting dear friends. On Halloween.
Date published: 2009-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissappointed I really wanted to like this book. I thought the idea was ultra cool, and having just finished reading Breathers by S.G. Browne I was all primed for zombie mayhem. Unfortunately I found this book didn't deliver on its promise. I found it very hard to finish, which is very unusual for me. I wish someone had written a summary of the book with just the good parts as I found that it really did drag on. This being said, it had moments of hilarity and will probably make a decent movie. Just to note, I do like the original Jane Austin version.
Date published: 2009-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best version I've ever read This book takes itself seriously; with tongue in cheek, from the first page to the last. The spirit of Austin's great work is retained, bringing the same questions of women's roles in that era, and the role of society's 'rules'. Spiced up by the notions of honor and culture foreign to the English niceties, and more common in the classic literature of other lands. To be sure, a fun read, and hard to put down. It certainly gives alot more life to the classic characters, and makes them far more endearing (for me at least), than the original. Take it to the cottage, or pour a glass of wine and lock yourself in your bedroom. Enjoy the fun.
Date published: 2009-04-17