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 on The New York Times' blog, and enjoy the trailer below :
Other fun mashup titles suggested by readers :
- A Farewell to Arms and Legs
- The Corpse of Monte Cristo
- As I Lay Bleeding
- Android Karenina
- Portrait of a Werewolf as a Young Man
- The Brothers Karazombie
- Uncle Tom’s Coffin
- I Know Why the Caged Zombie Sings
- Tender is the Night of the Living Dead
- Lady Chatterley’s Braaaaaains
Why does Jane Austen have such enduring appeal?
Claire Harman has just published Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, reviewed here by John Sutherland.
Asked for her take on the monster mash-ups of Austen's works, Harman replies in The Australian that :
There is a kind of violent desire to go in there and to mess things up a bit.