Articoli correlati a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls:...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls: 1 - Brossura

 
9781594744549: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls: 1
Vedi tutte le copie di questo ISBN:
 
 
Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, this prequel to the hit mash-up novel will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave—or crawling out of it! 
 
Four years before the events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside, reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands—until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry. Suddenly, corpses are springing from the soft earth—and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, Elizabeth Bennet grows from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is the powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth’s heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies?

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:
It retains the quirkiness of the original, and most of Austen's characters and settings, but it blasts the whole genre out of the water most efficiently, and it's wonderful. All the work that Grahame-Smith did with Pride And Prejudice And Zombies is carried further forward here, in the all-new prequel. --austen world dot com, Feb, 2009---Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith is a prequel to the hugely successful zombie/Jane Austen mash-up novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Set five years before the first novel, it follows the five Bennet sisters as they are trained in the deadly arts of the warrior, in order to combat the undead menace that plagues England. The reader learns of Oscar Bennet s part in The Troubles and how, as a younger man, he made a promise to raise all his children as warriors, irrespective of their gender. It is a definite plus point that the reader gets to learn more about the character of Mr Bennet. In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies he is very much a secondary character but in the prequel his story is brought to the fore. He is head of the family and still, just about, in control of his wayward daughters. Once again Elizabeth is the main female protagonist but in this case she is only eighteen and much less sure of herself. Mr Darcy is not yet on the scene so she finds herself torn between the enigmatic Master Hawksworth, and a man of science, Dr Keckilpenny. Both men offer Elizabeth a glimpse of something different and what is missing from her staid country life. Hawksworth is Elizabeth s training master while Dr Keckilpenny is attempting to study the strange plague and its resulting offspring. Dawn of the Dreadfuls is distinctly different in tone than its predecessor. There has been a change of author for the prequel and the attempts to emulate Austen s writing style feels somewhat lacking. This had been one of the highlights of the previous novel and I felt a little disappointed by this change. Austen s voice is not as loud as it was before. On a more positive note, there is a definite ramping up in the action stakes. There are more zombie encounters than before. Each of the Bennet girls need to find it within themselves to embrace their training as they learn how to dispatch the undead. There are some very inventive methods used to dispatch the zombies and these became more and more outlandish as the novel progressed. From a horror standpoint, I felt that this novel was actually an improvement over Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The author has revisited some traditional zombie narrative staples and these work well. The novel s climax has a marvelously claustrophobic feeling as the Bennet family and their neighbors are trapped in the local manor house awaiting an incoming zombie attack. Dawn of the Dreadfuls is a fun read and, if anything, it is more accessible than Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. There is valuable insight into the history of the Bennet family as well as the zombie hordes. Overall, I continue to be entertained by the juxtaposition of regency manners versus the ravaging undead. -- --The Eloquent Page, March, 2011

a wonderful zombie novel, funny, action packed, well written, and a warm nod to the books of old --Therottingzombie, Feb, 2013

Fortunately, Steve Hockensmith's prequel is freed from that requirement to be Austen-y and is worlds better for it. It retains the quirkiness of the original, and most of Austen's characters and settings, but it blasts the whole genre out of the water most efficiently, and it's wonderful. All the work that Grahame-Smith did with Pride And Prejudice And Zombies is carried further forward here, in the all-new prequel.The various Bennet sisters are still themselves, but the readership witnesses how they progress from the delicate flowers of womanhood they are in the original book to the combination of meek womanhood and warrior steel they are in the mash-up version. While it doesn't quite patch over the unevenness of the first, it helps quite a bit on rereading the original mash-up.Although, to be honest, the book needs no background in Austen to be enjoyable. It might be better without the Austen, actually. Jane and Elizabeth Bennet, as characters, are strong enough to stand on their own no matter where you might place them. The same goes for fussy Prudence and pragmatic Oscar Bennet. The new characters, from Dr. Keckilpenny and Master Hawksworth on down to Baron Lumpley himself, serve both as romantic foils for the more mannerly portions, but also as zombie movie archetypes recast for the 19th Century. (The Bennets serve as archetypes as well, of a more timeless and less zombie-centric sort.)Hockensmith's blending of aristocracy and hungry hordes is more even than the original book, because Hockensmith has no Austen to be faithful to. He's free to simply write a book and the end result flows better than the precursor and is much more consistent. Also, it's wickedly funny in several parts, while staying mostly true to the concepts of womanhood and a place in the world that Austen explored.The 287 pages of the book flew by. When I picked it up and started reading, I didn't want to put it down. I went from the title page to halfway through the book in one sitting at the coffee shop, stifling chuckles with my cup the entire time. The fun Hockensmith is having with Austen is second only to the fun he seems to be having with the unmentionables. The innate comedy of the concept of regency period zombies soars once unshackled from the rotting corpse of Jane Austen....Den of Geek, Feb, 2010...Set four years before Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dawn of the Dreadfuls finds the Bennet siblings four years younger though already set in their ways: Jane is naively willing to see the best in everyone, Mary is sententious, Kitty a tagalong, and Lydia more lustily flirtatious than any eleven-year-old has a right to be. Elizabeth, however, finds herself at a crossroads when the long dormant undead choose to rise again only weeks before her coming out. Should she trade in her katana for an invitation to Mrs. Goswick s ball? Should she content herself as the disciple of the handsome Master Hawksworth, her instructor in the deadly arts? Should she exercise her intellect by joining the Dr. Keckilpenny on his quest to re-educate the undead?The Austen fan will be able to guess Lizzie s decision long before the gathering zombies (that is to say, the unfortunate encroachments of certain unmentionables) make its outcome a matter of life and death.Though Steve Hockensmith s novel boasts only a dozen illustrations (illuminating such heartwarming scenes as an unmentionable 'hump[ing] its way toward Mary like a massive, rabid inchworm'), the book is in many ways a cartoon. There s a bumbling villain in the person of the portly and lascivious Lord Lumpley, who owns Netherfield Hall and fancies himself Hertfordshire s version of the Prince Regent. (He also fancies Jane Bennet.) There s a plenitude of martial arts as Mr. Bennet shares his past as a student of Shaolin and reveals that Mrs. Bennet s flower shed was alwayas intended to be the dojo... --austen world dot com, FeB 2009
L'autore:
Steve Hockensmith is an award-winning novelist and reporter. His debut mystery, Holmes on the Range, was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. Critics have hailed the novel and its sequels as “hilarious” (Entertainment Weekly), “dazzling” (The Boston Globe), “clever” (The New York Times), “uproarious” (Publisher’s Weekly), “wonderfully entertaining” (Booklist), and “quirky and original” (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). He lives in Alameda, California, with his wife and two children.

Steve Hockensmith is an award-winning novelist and reporter. His debut mystery, Holmes on the Range, was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. Critics have hailed the novel and its sequels as “hilarious” (Entertainment Weekly), “dazzling” (The Boston Globe), “clever” (The New York Times), “uproarious” (Publisher’s Weekly), “wonderfully entertaining” (Booklist), and “quirky and original” (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). He lives in Alameda, California, with his wife and two children.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

  • EditoreQuirk Books
  • Data di pubblicazione2010
  • ISBN 10 1594744548
  • ISBN 13 9781594744549
  • RilegaturaCopertina flessibile
  • Numero edizione1
  • Numero di pagine288
  • DisegnatoreArrasmith Patrick
  • Valutazione libreria

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

Foto dell'editore

Hockensmith, Steve
Editore: Quirk Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1594744548 ISBN 13: 9781594744549
Nuovo Brossura Quantità: 1
Da:
GF Books, Inc.
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Condizione: New. Arrasmith, Patrick (illustratore). Book is in NEW condition. Codice articolo 1594744548-2-1

Informazioni sul venditore | Contatta il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,23
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

Hockensmith, Steve
Editore: Quirk Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1594744548 ISBN 13: 9781594744549
Nuovo Brossura Quantità: 1
Da:
Book Deals
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Condizione: New. Arrasmith, Patrick (illustratore). New! This book is in the same immaculate condition as when it was published. Codice articolo 353-1594744548-new

Informazioni sul venditore | Contatta il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,24
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

Hockensmith, Steve; Arrasmith, Patrick [Illustrator]
Editore: Quirk Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1594744548 ISBN 13: 9781594744549
Nuovo Paperback Quantità: 1
Da:
Gulf Coast Books
(Memphis, TN, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione: New. Arrasmith, Patrick (illustratore). Codice articolo 1594744548-11-25754826

Informazioni sul venditore | Contatta il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,27
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Immagini fornite dal venditore

Hockensmith, Steve
Editore: Quirk Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1594744548 ISBN 13: 9781594744549
Nuovo Soft Cover Quantità: 10
Da:
booksXpress
(Bayonne, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Soft Cover. Condizione: new. Arrasmith, Patrick (illustratore). Codice articolo 9781594744549

Informazioni sul venditore | Contatta il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,28
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Immagini fornite dal venditore

Hockensmith, Steve; Arrasmith, Patrick (ILT)
Editore: Quirk Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1594744548 ISBN 13: 9781594744549
Nuovo Brossura Quantità: 5
Da:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Condizione: New. Arrasmith, Patrick (illustratore). Codice articolo 7580457-n

Informazioni sul venditore | Contatta il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,73
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,48
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

Quirk Books
ISBN 10: 1594744548 ISBN 13: 9781594744549
Nuovo Quantità: > 20
Da:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Condizione: New. Brand New. Codice articolo 1594744548

Informazioni sul venditore | Contatta il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,57
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,74
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

Hockensmith, Steve; Arrasmith, Patrick [Illustrator]
Editore: Quirk Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1594744548 ISBN 13: 9781594744549
Nuovo paperback Quantità: 1
Da:
BookFarm
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro paperback. Condizione: New. Arrasmith, Patrick (illustratore). New. Codice articolo 27-02650

Informazioni sul venditore | Contatta il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,55
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

Hockensmith, Steve; Arrasmith, Patrick [Illustrator]
Editore: Quirk Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1594744548 ISBN 13: 9781594744549
Nuovo Paperback Quantità: 1
Da:
Ergodebooks
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione: New. Arrasmith, Patrick (illustratore). Codice articolo BKZN9781594744549

Informazioni sul venditore | Contatta il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,12
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Immagini fornite dal venditore

Steve Hockensmith
ISBN 10: 1594744548 ISBN 13: 9781594744549
Nuovo Paperback Quantità: 1
Da:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione: new. Arrasmith, Patrick (illustratore). Paperback. Readers will witness the birth of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfuls-a thrilling prequel set four years before the horrific events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As our story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside. They idle away the days reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands-until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry.Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth-and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, we watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections- Master Hawksworth is the powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth's heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies? Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Dawn of the Dreadfuls will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave-and just might inspire her to crawl out of it! Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside. They idle away the days reading, gardening, practicing instruments, and daydreaming about future husbands-until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry. Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth-and only one family can stop them. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Codice articolo 9781594744549

Informazioni sul venditore | Contatta il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,57
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi
Foto dell'editore

Hockensmith, Steve
Editore: Quirk Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1594744548 ISBN 13: 9781594744549
Nuovo Brossura Quantità: 1
Da:
Ebooksweb
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria

Descrizione libro Condizione: New. Arrasmith, Patrick (illustratore). . Codice articolo 52GZZZ00CER9_ns

Informazioni sul venditore | Contatta il venditore

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,11
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro