- Published: Philadelphia : San Francisco : Quirk Books ; distributed by Chronicle Books, c2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Description: 343 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 1180
- 9781594744426 (pbk.)
- 1594744424 (pbk.)
- Sisters -- Fiction.
- Monsters -- Fiction.
- Islands -- Fiction.
- Social classes -- Fiction.
- Courtship -- Fiction.
- Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
- England -- Fiction.
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Sense and sensibility and sea monsters
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Call number: Fiction
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult
Includes discussion questions (p. 342-343).
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?
Contents: Sense and sensibility.
In the same vein as "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," this novel takes the original characters and, for the most part, the same plot line, but adds in ridiculous monsters, rituals and underwater high society. In parts it reads just like the original novel, but set in a submarine, or with monsters nearly killing our characters as would happen in a modern horror film.
For the sake of alliteration, Ben H. Winters really should have titled the book "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Serpents," but we'll just let that one go.
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