Watch the First Full Trailer for ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Watch the First Full Trailer for ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Just in time for Halloween, Sony Pictures Entertainment has given us our first look at the film version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Check it out below! The new movie is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s wonderful mash-up hit of the same name. The trailer indicates that the movie version will take some liberties with the story: Grahame-Smith’s original work actually kept most of Jane Austen’s exact prose intact and added zombies here and there, creating a really funny juxtaposition. The movie trailer suggests that the film version will take itself a bit more seriously, featuring a more extensively zombie-focused plot …

10 Classic Books That Almost Had Different Titles

10 Classic Books That Almost Had Different Titles

Book titles are important: along with the cover, they’re one of the first things we notice when we pick up a novel. We’ve grown so used to some famous book titles that we barely think about them anymore. Of course The Great Gatsby is called The Great Gatsby; why wouldn’t it be? But the truth is, it almost wasn’t. And F. Scott Fitzgerald isn’t the only literary figure who switched up a famous title at the last minute. Here are 10 incredible examples of famous book titles that were almost completely different.   Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Which number followed the “Catch-” in Catch-22 …

New Austen Quote App Makes Every Day Sensible

New Austen Quote App Makes Every Day Sensible

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?” Ever need 19th century sass like this in your life? The Jane Austen Centre has just released the perfect solution. The new app, the Jane Austen Daily Quote, gives you a classic Austen line every day of the year. What’s more, the delivery can be set for any time of day—in case you have particular moments when you’re in need of a witty line.  The app currently comes loaded with 365 beloved lines from the 6 books that comprise Austen’s work: Pride and …

‘Pride and Prejudice’ Gets Teen Spin-Off Focusing on Lydia

‘Pride and Prejudice’ Gets Teen Spin-Off Focusing on Lydia

London based author Natasha Farrant, best known for The Things We Did For Love (2012) and her poignant Bluebell Gadsby series, is giving lovers of the iconic Jane Austen classic an exciting opportunity to delve into the life of Lydia Bennet. Lydia is well known as the spoiled and self-indulgent younger sister of Elizabeth Bennet, the protagonist of Pride and Prejudice. The teen novel, Lydia: The Bad Bennet Girl, is set to be released in 2016 by Chicken House. The book is intended to open young readers to the world of Pride and Prejudice by connecting them with the young-and-wild, original voice of Lydia Bennet.           …