Pride, Prejudice, Zombies and a Lawsuit

Seth Grahame-Smith loves vampires and zombies. He’s the author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Last American Vampire, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Hachette, a major publishing group, is suing Grahame-Smith for his “appropriation of a 120-year-old public-domain work” and “breach of contract.” You can read the full complaint here.

Grahame-Smith’s work includes envisioning Abraham Lincoln, America’s 16th President, as a vampire hunter and Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters as gun-toting, knife-wielding, zombie slayers. 

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Grahame-Smith’s stories have made it to the big screen. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was released in 2012 and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was released just this year.

Hachette is suing Grahame-Smith for $500,000. 


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