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by Jane Austen,Ben H. Winters

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ISBN:
1615236236
Author:
Jane Austen,Ben H. Winters
Category:
Classics
Language:
English
Publisher:
Quirk Books; 1st edition (2009)
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By jane austen and ben h. winters. Illustrations by eugene smith. This book is dedicated to my parents-.

By jane austen and ben h. of man-hating, shape-shifting ocean creatures, sirens and sea witches and mermaids and mermen; which rendered the oceans of the world naught but great burbling salt-cauldrons of death.

It is a mashup story containing elements from Jane Austen's 1811 novel Sense and Sensibility and common tropes from sea monster stories. It is the thematic sequel to another 2009 novel from the same publisher called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was first published by Quirk Books on September 15, 2009.

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Sense and Sensibility with Sea Monsters, is a great parody all in that dry humor vein which is so classically Austen. For instance Willoughby is a treasure hunter, and wears a wet suit for the entire book no matter what he's doing "Marianne began now to perceive that the desperation which had seized her at sixteen and a half, of ever seeing a man who could satisfy her ideas of perfection, had been rash and unjustifiable.

The reinterpretation of Jane Austen's novel (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) will be followed with the release of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. The books were created by US-based publishing house, Quirk Books

The reinterpretation of Jane Austen's novel (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) will be followed with the release of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. The books were created by US-based publishing house, Quirk Books.

Winters, Ben H. Palmer came running in at the other, looking as good humoured and merry as before. She took them all most affectionately by the hand, and expressed great delight in seeing them again. She took them all most affectionately by the hand, and expressed great delight in seeing them again o see you! said she, seating herself between Elinor and Marianne, for the fog is so thick today, and bears such an ominous aspect, that I was afraid you might be lost at sea, or crash up against the rocks, or otherwise meet your watery doom, which would be a shame, as we go away again to-morrow. We must go, for the Westons come to us next week you know.

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Wonderful sendup of Austen's "Sense and Sensibility". It COULD happen ... couldn't it? *Warning* Austen devotees may not be amused. Perfect condition.
  • Alsantrius
"Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" is a masterpiece. And this from a Jane Austen purist. The author has completed two remarkable writing feats notoriously hard to pull off: Created a complete alternate universe with its own culture, true to its own laws from beginning to end; and made me feel as if I was really reading about Austen's authentic Elinor, Marianne, Willoughby et al.

The sea monster world was so graphic, gruesome and juicy, I almost broke out in hives from my seafood allergies. More than once I caught myself grimacing and wrinkling my nose at imagined fishy stink. Normally, the violence alone would be enough to make me abandon the book, but author Wilson only uses it to throw Regency cultural values into sharper and more satirical relief -- witness the scene of Elinor and Marianne earnestly engaging in prim introspection, concerned about social appropriateness and proper behavior, when (SPOILER ALERT) the entire underwater dome is about to crack at the onslaught of the sea monster rebellion and a servant has just been gruesomely murdered before their eyes (unnoticed).

Setting the main story and its sub-plots against such a background also served to emphasize what Austen herself was indeed emphasizing -- the ludicrousness of Regency-era polite society.

I did not fall off my chair laughing, but I did appreciate the skill and wit of the author. My only complaint: Colonel Brandon was a little *too* graphically repulsive. But I quite forgave this at the end of the book, when the author innocently explained the advantages of extra appendages (and I did teeter on the edge of my chair at that).

Ultimately, I consider this book a resounding success because (a) the author wrote quite as masterly a satire of social mores as did Austen herself (b) he wrote a satire of Austen's satire -- breathtaking (c) I not only found it darkly amusing -- I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Great job, Ben H. Winters.
  • Xtintisha
I loved Order Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, so I had high hopes. This was poorly adapted and boring to read. Too much was changed without what was added being entertaining. I couldn't even finish it, and that's saying a lot because I never quit books.
  • Siramath
As an Austen fan, I wasn't sure what to think of this book. Winters cleverly wove his story of sea monsters into Jane Auten's story of the Dashwood sisters. While I can't really say that I loved it, I did finish it and thought it well done. I didn't enjoy the gory details that made up part of the everyday life, but I enjoyed how Winters remade the original story. He was creative in how he kept the main thread of Austen's story line, but yet it was all so different and new.
  • Jark
Like most other readers of this book, I am an Austen fan of long-standing, and was amazed and impressed with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I had hoped that this book would live up to the quality and entertainment value of the first Quirk Classic, but after only 20 pages, I am already disappointed.

Jane Austen's voice is practically lost in its entirety in this volume. That was one of the most delightful and humorous aspects of P&P&Z, but this author is either uninterested in, or unable to, pull off the same creative weaving here. In addition to which, there are already *significant* plot departures in the book by page 20. If the author wasn't intending to stay true to the original story in either dialogue or plot, then why bother writing a mash-up of this kind?

Perhaps I would feel differently about the lack of Austen's voice and the plot changes if the writing or story development of this version were sufficiently good in their own right. However, this is sadly not the case, particularly when compared to P&P&Z. The writing is wooden and functional. It's as if the author's interventions in the story are printed on the page in a different color ink, that's how much they clash with the original text.

I will probably wind up finishing the book (or at least attempting to), but I don't anticipate enjoying it very much. When I sat down to read P&P&Z, I was completely captivated, and read the whole thing in one marathon sitting. I doubt if I will be able to read more than 10 pages of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters at one time.
  • nailer
As far as this primary classic goes, you get to experience an intimate amount of details, so picturesque and nearly daunting in full bloom with character development, and insight for stories sake, that having read this in the current 21st Century, I had to remember that if was in want of more intimate entertainment, a fully consuming story of vast personal emotion and inter thought, like this, would be even more pleasing! And the pile upon pile of thoughtful forethought and post thought and interactions would have been even more appreciated! It is clearly classical, and thoroughly well thought out! A truly remarkable story.