Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was a monster hit, and we can understand why. Zombies are always cool, and mashing them up with Jane Austen—whose continued popularity almost two centuries after her death makes her seem a bit zombie-like herself anyway—was a brilliant idea.
Then came Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, which once more remixed Austen and monsters, this time two-headed sea serpents, giant lobsters and rampaging octopi.
Meanwhile, Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith has abandoned classic novels (at least temporarily) and instead set his sights on historical figures with his upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
And this remix trend is far from over, because according to GalleyCat, Del Rey Books has signed on for a mashup of yet another classic novel with a different iconic monster. Editor-in-chief Betsy Mitchell has just purchased Little Women and Werewolves from writer Porter Grand.
Here's how the publisher describes the book: "In this retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic, the beloved little women must keep not just the wolf, but the werewolves, from the door ... and the kindly old gentlemen next door and his grandson may have some secrets to hide—or share with the March girls."
We look forward to seeing whether Alcott's werewolves can compete with Austen's zombies, or if the new novel will find itself shambling off to the remainder bin ...