Jane Austen celebrates her birthday with Zombies

Jane Austen would have celebrated her 234th birthday today and while her novels might have thrived over the last 200 years, she died relatively young, in 1817.

But, it seems, Austen lives on, or at least the undead version.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

With little regard for the acclaimed author’s birthday celebrations, the Halloweenification of Austen continues.

According to The New York Times, Seth Grahame-Smith’s best-selling novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, from Quirk Books, is to be made into a film starring Natalie Portman.

So while Austen is undoubtedly turning in her grave, let’s just hope she stays in it, unlike some characters in the forthcoming film.

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