Thursday, June 9, 2011

New to the Scene: Zombieless Pride & Prejudice Mash-up

My morning chuckle today came from The Guardian's book blog, which talked about a new Pride & Prejudice mash-up:
Apparently, it's "the book Jane Austen would have written, if only she'd had the nerve!"
It goes on to explore what happens when "Mr Bingley and his sister both have designs on Mr Darcy's manhood", when "Elizabeth's bff Charlotte marries their family's strange relation, discovering that her husband's pious nature extends to worship of a different sort", and when "Lady Catherine de Bourgh takes the disciplining of those in the parish very seriously".
And my favorite part of the post:
Whatever next, I wonder? My own stab at it would probably be an Austen fantasy remix. Pride and Prejudice: Quest for the One Ring of Love, perhaps, in which the young farmboy D'arcy, orphaned and unaware of his vast magical potential, tames a dragon and embarks on a quest to find the magical glowing ring which will win him the love of Princess Benn'ett. "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a farmboy in a fantasy novel will turn out to be heir to the throne ..." Or something.  
Readers are invited to come up with their own and post them. Happy writing! :)

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