Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Reading the latest newsletter from Jane Austen Centre UK, I came across this latest Austen inspired book.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters

Release date: September 15, 2009

Description from the publisher:
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest-and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!

Gotta love it!

I want this book. If you do too, answer me this in the comments below and a lucky winner will be selected at random to get an extra copy I purchase:

What is your favorite sea creature?

Entries: open to all countries

Deadline: Monday, September 14, 2009, 8pm PST

Prize: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters

Winner announced: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The winner will also be contacted via email and the prize will be mailed within a week of receiving mailing address.

And for a laugh, the book trailer (not for the faint of heart):

After watching this trailer I would love to see this story as a movie instead of read it. I love the campiness of it and the actors play a pretty good Marianne and Willoughby.
Contest has ended - winner is here
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