Saturday, July 18, 2009

Jane Austen's Monster Mash-Ups

a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href=""img style="margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; float: left; cursor: pointer; width: 93px; height: 147px;" src="" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5359650538417662754" border="0" //aFirst there was the mashup a href=""span style="font-style: italic;"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies/span/a, and now Quirk Books proudly introduce a href=""span style="font-style: italic;"Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters/span/a written by Ben H. Winters, which grafts together classic novel and horror /br /The new novel, say the publishers, will find the Dashwood sisters tossed from their home and sent to an island of man-eating sea creatures. More about it a href=""on span style="font-style: italic;"The New York Times/span' blog/a, and enjoy the trailer below :br /br /object width="560" height="340"param name="movie" value=";hl=enamp;fs=1amp;"param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"embed src=";hl=enamp;fs=1amp;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="280" height="170"/embed/objectbr /br /Other fun mashup titles a href=""suggested by readers/a :br /ullispan style="font-style: italic;"A Farewell to Arms and Legs/span/lilispan style="font-style: italic;"The Corpse of Monte Cristo/span/lilispan style="font-style: italic;"As I Lay Bleeding/span/lilispan style="font-style: italic;"Android Karenina/span/lilispan style="font-style: italic;"Portrait of a Werewolf as a Young Manbr //span/lilispan style="font-style: italic;"The Brothers Karazombie/span/lilispan style="font-style: italic;"Uncle Tom’s Coffin/span/lilispan style="font-style: italic;"I Know Why the Caged Zombie Sings/span/lilispan style="font-style: italic;"Tender is the Night of the Living Dead/span/lilispan style="font-style: italic;"Lady Chatterley’s Braaaaaains/span/li/ulAny more to add??br /br /a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href=""img style="margin: 0pt 0pt 10px 10px; float: right; cursor: pointer; width: 131px; height: 200px;" src="" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5359657631364465026" border="0" //aWhy does Jane Austen have such enduring appeal?br /br /Claire Harman has just published a href=""span style="font-style: italic;"Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World/span/a, reviewed a href=""here/a by John /br /Asked for her take on the monster mash-ups of Austen's works, Harman a href=",25197,25645366-5001986,00.html"replies in span style="font-style: italic;"The Australian/span/a that :br /blockquotespan style="font-style: italic;"There is a kind of violent desire to go in there and to mess things up a bit./span/blockquotediv class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src=''//div

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