A couple more Alert Janites (thanks, Arin and Peg) sent us a link to a description of P&P and Zombies on the Chronicle Books site, which had an interesting tidbit that we missed first time around:
Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice)
We think that was actually the anonymous illustrator of the 1830s Bentley editions, but never mind–Brock drawing zombies is inspired! (And we just remembered that an editor from Quirk contacted us to ask about the illustrations from Molland’s, and we offered to lend them our copy of the Brock-illustrated P&P if they promised to be very very careful as it is 100+ years old and quite fragile, and they never followed up…now we know why!) We still suspect the concept and the package will carry the day, but the joke in the text might get kind of old. Well, it remains to be seen–we hope it will just be a lot of goofy fun.