Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Book Summary and Study Guide

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Instead of hunting for a husband as her mother wishes, Jane is on the hunt for zombies and fights to bring about their complete eradication from England. As the zombie apocalypse unfolds in 19th Century England, Elizabeth Bennett and her sisters fight for freedom from the undead with the help of their father, as their mother tries to marry them off to living wealthy suitors. As in the original Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth meets Darcy and instead of disliking him only for his pride, she looks down on him for his less than manly fighting skills. An accomplished swords-woman herself and master of the katana, she vows to kill Darcy for slighting her sister Jane when he convinces Bingley that her feelings for him are not deep. After sparring both verbally and physically, Darcy eludes her wrath to later inform her of the depth of love that her warrior skills have inspired in him. Elizabeth escapes on a journey to the Lake District with her aunt and uncle and battles zombies along the way in an effort to forget Darcy. The three stumble upon Permberly and find it under the threat on the oncoming hordes. Elizabeth senses a change a both Darcy's manners and his fighting style and begins to give in to the growing attraction she feels for him. Their blossoming courtship is halted by the foolish Lydia, who has run off with Wickham. Elizabeth fears that she will never see Darcy again after he learns of her family's latest embarrassment. Instead, Darcy takes it upon himself to hunt down the rogue and force him to marry Lydia after an “accident” leaves him a blubbering paraplegic. Bingley resumes his suit of Jane and the two are to be married. Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine arrives with her ninjas to warn Elizabeth off from attempting to marry Darcy and the two fight almost to the death. Lady Catherine did not know that Elizabeth had studied under Master Pei Lui at her father's insistence. Darcy's love for Elizabeth grows when she allows Lady Catherine to live. Darcy and Elizabeth marry and return to the shades of Pemberly to embark on the wholesale slaughter of the unmentionable horde that still infects England.
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Best part of story, including ending: It's Jane Austen with Zombies! The elegance of the 19th Century England highlighted with blood and mayhem adding to the intrigue of husband hunting.

Best scene in story: Elizabeth made quite the impression on Darcy at the public ball in the beginning of the book. Her zombie slaughtering techniques made him look like an untrained youth. Elizabeth disapproved of him for his own lack of fighting skill.

Opinion about the main character: Elizabeth has trained long and hard to master the katana and make her father proud while resisting the foolishness that extends from her mother.

The review of this Book prepared by Erin Carter a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   love among disparate social classes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the zombie chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


Earth setting:    -   19th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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