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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  8,014 ratings  ·  374 reviews
It is known as “the strange plague,” and its unfortunate victims are referred to only as “unmentionables” or “dreadfuls.” All over England, the dead are rising again, and now even the daughters of Britain’s best families must devote their lives to mastering the deadly
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by Del Rey (first published April 23rd 2010)
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Dec 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I have yet to read the original PPZ, my luck having meant that I can never find a copy myself so this review is much less a comparative one than it is a grasping at straws to find something enjoyable about it.

Of course, I have to begin with what was this graphic novel’s most redeeming quality; the small parts of quick wit and humour. This essentially meant that I would make this rating 3 stars rather than 2.

I emphasise small parts, as I found sometimes this fell flat due to the formatting of the
Eh... as much as I love the undead, I just can't do classics/zombie mashups. Really I should have DNF'd this. ...more
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not a fan. The art work was not that great, and with all the hype that Pride and Prejudice and Zombie the novel is getting, you would think that you could pay someone enough money to color the graphic novel. I am not saying that I am against black and white comics, but this art work looks literally like I am looking at someone's sketchbook. It is rather poorly done, and everyone looks the same. I can barely tell Lizzy and Jane apart except for that Jane has dark hair. I could barely tell Lydia a ...more
You know I really enjoyed the written version of this work. I thought it was witty, humorous, and so completely absurd. And even though there was very little original additions to the text I still found myself laughing out loud at the idea of the Bennett girls fighting zombies in their empire waist dresses and stockings, all while still following the incredibly strict rules of modesty and decorum. Yet this graphic novelization completely fell flat of the original PPZ which was so disappointing e ...more
May 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
This was an early birthday present from a friend--I gave her the novel of the same name for Christmas. Despite rumors to the contrary started by an unnamed party, I enjoyed reading Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice when I was in high school, mainly because I always liked smart-assed women--god help me--and the sarcastic Mr. Bennet.

Having already read Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, I was curious as to how he would mix zombies with the time-honored classic. It seems today's
Sep 19, 2011 rated it did not like it
As a Jane Austen fan, I really did try to like this book. Surely any exposure to Jane Austen's books would be good for our generation. This book has a great opening line: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." It is a wonderful play on the original words. Unfortunately the graphic novel continues downhill form here. I could not connect to any of the characters because they all looked so similar. One can blame the artist for ...more
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
May 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Only 4.7 because I think it would be awesome if this has been in color. Liked the artwork, reminiscent of the actual mash-up book with it's pencil and shading techniques, and the story is just an abridged version of the book. If you didn't like the book, you may not really like this and if you are complete and utter Jane Austen purist just skip this book completely.

I on the other hand got a kick out of seeing Jane, Lizzy, Darcy and Lady De Bourgh drawn out. You know what this book and this graph
May 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
The illustration style chosen for this graphic novel was very strange. The panels do not appear completed; instead, they are rough pencil outlines that appear to be far from finished. I once saw a documentary that indicated that Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was so labor-intensive for the artists, they actually had to show part of the film to critics in animated black and white pencil sketches. Well, that’s what P&P&Z is like. Imagine a cartoonist’s comic layout before it is shaded, inked and co ...more
Roxie |The Book Slayer| Voorhees
So this was a super missed chance at amazing artwork. It really made reading the graphic novel pointless as I had already read the book.
Dec 30, 2019 added it
Um, this wasn't great. I didn't like the fact there were basically no changes to the storyline, just some zombies thrown in... and one more ball joke and I would have thrown it across the room. But then I feel harsh to the artist if I rate this low... so I just won't rate it at all! ...more
This was an interesting read for me because I don't usually go for zombie stories. But I must say that I enjoyed this. The artwork was nicely done and despite watching the movie first, I was still surprised. All in all, this was a very interesting and entertaining read. ...more
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Zombies, Austen-zombie lovers, coloring book addicts
Recommended to Sari by: Quirk Books
When I was a kid, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a huge stash of comic books that belonged to my father and I developed a life-long love for comics. When I heard that one of my favorite books, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, was turned into a graphic novel, I was excited to get my hands on it.

I have to tell you how great it is. Yes, sometimes graphic novels are a little hard to follow. My kids love to read The Legend of Zelda graphic novels and since they’re Japanese-style, they read from b
Lolly's Library
I enjoyed the original mash-up novel, so when I heard of the graphic novel adaptation, I was quite excited. However, I was also leery, which is why it took me so long to get my hands on it and when I did, it was as library copy. I was leery for the main fact that I knew the interpretation of the graphic novel could be potentially iffy. And I was right. The illustrations are technically skilled, but lacking distinction. The only way I could tell Lizzie and Jane apart was by Jane's dark hair. The ...more
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I quite enjoyed this novel. I know there are some who would argue that it is an adulteration of a classic but I can see the merit in both works. The story is quite funny, things will be going along normally and, all of a sudden, zombies will pop out of nowhere and the killing will commence. My favorite part was when Elizabeth rejected Mr. Darcy’s first proposal with a kick to the face. I think this is a great resource for helping reluctant readers appreciate the classics.
Pros: I did actually find the retelling to be clever and funny. Not enough to want to read the full-length novel version, but entertaining enough.

Cons: As stated by other reviewers, the drawings looked like sketches, like this was more of a draft than a final product. I think I would have minded less if I wasn't getting characters confused, but it was hard to tell them apart at times.

Also, there was the reminder, early on, that I am not the target demographic, when Lizzy's skirt gets ripped off
Dec 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: from-library
Apparently Del Rey doesn't have the money to afford an inker. It's like one of those "director's cut" comics that DC sometimes puts out that only include pencilled art without the inking or color. I don't mind black and white comics. This isn't a black and white comic. It's garbage. ...more
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Ummmm. I was not a fan of this book. I gave it 2 stars because I did laugh a few times.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-again
Last year I tried to read the novel version of this book and couldn't stand it. So I tried the graphic novel version thinking it would at least be quicker to get through. I can't stress enough how terrible it is. ...more
Amy Coles
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Could I justly expect anything less?
Mar 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
I tried a few times but couldn't finish this. It was very confusing as all the characters looked the same, particularly the girls. ...more
May 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
I love Jane Austen and thought that a zombie spoof would be a fun addition the other adaptations of her work. I am one of those people who saw the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie before reading the book--gasp--I know. But being very familiar with the original I found it to be a fun and humorous addition.

I did not get to read the main book yet, but loving graphic novels, I just had to give this one a shot. The story itself was quite fun and had moments of that expected cheesiness that come
Jody Mena
The graphic novel of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was surprisingly engaging and entertaining, especially considering that I really detested the text version of this story. It's really the truth that some stories need to be told in print, while others need to be told in pictures. The novel version of this retelling of Jane Austen's classic was extremely mind-numbing to me, probably because it was basically Pride and Prejudice (of which I am a great fan), nearly verbatim, only with zombie slayi ...more
May 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
One star for astoundingly bad art by Cliff Richards (Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics). The sketchy black-and-white drawing appears quite incomplete. Despite the setting of 1813 England, the young women are drawn with a too-modern, extremely commercial standard of beauty, and they all look exactly alike. Imagine Victoria's Secret models with collagen-plumped lips and cat-eye makeup wearing modest gowns and carrying katana swords and you've got the picture. Truly, I often couldn't tell the young f ...more
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
I read this book as part of a cross-genre reading challenge that I'm doing (graphic novel - check). I haven't read many graphic novels, nor have I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, although Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books.

As a foray into the graphic novel genre, I think I would have been better served going with another book. I don't know how closely the graphic novel stuck to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but I found myself disliking characters that I really liked before
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
I love the story of Pride and Prejudice and i do enjoy zombies, so I thought this would be a fun read. As it turns out, the zombie plot was forced and kind of strange. I ended up ignoring the pictures because I found it difficult to tell the characters apart.

This graphic novel did stay fairly close to the original story line aside from Charlotte becoming a zombie. That was so weird. The only thing that motivated me to read this version is that I was still so enamored with Mr. Darcy and wanted t
Daria Marshall
May 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

The art seemed like there were parts of it that was not completed. It was hard to keep up with who was saying what because of the art and the fact that a lot of the characters sounded the same. I think if I had read the actual novel first and was more familiar with that story rather than just the story of Pride and Prejudice, I would have enjoyed it more.
Jun 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Rating: 3

I thought that I was going to love this version of the book because who doesn't love a good zombie, but I just couldn't connect with it. I guess I'm just a fan of the classic and adding zombies wasn't the right move for me. lol The art was excellent and the way the author adapted the story for a zombie fight was awesome. So maybe one day I'll try and read it again.
Aug 20, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: spin-offs
Sorely disappointed with this rendition. The graphics were gratuitously suggestive and the dialogue lame. "My balls are yours." Seriously? Wow, I was really hoping for something better after the print novel made such a splash. ...more
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
It's silly but if you know Pride and Prejudice backwards and forwards you'll probably enjoy it. Unfortunately, I found the scene changes quite rushed and confusing at times. A similar thing happened with the character designs. Overall, a pleasant experience and a fun read.
Apr 13, 2010 rated it liked it
The story gets five stars.
The drawings in this graphic novel get no stars.
A huge let down, at least on the visual side.
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resolved to keep walking -- as the zombies had failed to take notice of them. But, sharing a glance and a smile, the pair realised they had stumbled onto their first opportunity to fight side by side. And so they did.”
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