Pride, Prejudice, and zombie preparedness

By Mir
January 17, 2011
Category Contests

Sometimes I get very cool things in the mail as a result of my job. And sometimes after I am done oohing and aahing over how cool they are, I pass them on to you.

This week’s contest is a deluxe press kit I received for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. If you are unfamiliar, Seth Grahame-Smith took the Jane Austen classic and, um, zombified it. It’s brilliant. I didn’t think I could love anything more than the book, and then I received this:

It’s an antique-looking mini wooden/leather suitcase, filled with both the “Now with 30% more zombies!” hardcover version of the book and a variety of artifacts suitable for a good old-fashioned Victorian zombie apocalypse. For example, the lovely pillar calendar is tagged, “Keep vigil near this flame, or use it as a weapon with which to ignite the lapel of a particularly incessant unmentionable.” All of the items inside are similarly tagged, all are adorable, and several of them smell good (soap!).

This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves Jane Austen. Or zombies.

Want to win it? Of course you do—the zombies could be here any time, you know, plus Valentine’s Day is coming up! For a chance to win, first go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 to be entered. Winner to be determined by random number generation and ability to dodge the undead while wearing a corset.

Ready? Go!


  1. I have been wanting to read this!!!

  2. Pick ME. Even though being #1 seems a bit ominous in the random generator world…unless someone else got #1 while I was typing this.

    Regardless. Pick me! 😀

  3. I’d probably better read the original, too. love the movies, though.

  4. Would love to see this kit in person! Thanks for a very, um, interesting contest.

  5. Great zombie-licious giveaway! I hear they are making this into a movie. Who doesn’t love Jane AND zombies?

  6. Grrr, Zombies. They are coming to eat us all! NOM, NOM, NOM!!!!

  7. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to read this! 🙂

  8. Oh man can I think of a few people who would love to get their hands on this — it might have to do a bit of traveling if I win it. 🙂

    (And though I seem to be the first commenter, I don’t believe it.)

  9. Zombies! Awesome!

  10. ooooooooo this looks fabulous!!!!

  11. Nothing says “I love you!” like zombies! 🙂

  12. Absolutely fabulous. 🙂

  13. OMG! My nightmare come true! I’d love it!

  14. Ooh how fun!

  15. love it!!

  16. Does it matter that I actually own a real corset (RenFaire geek!), so I can dodge zombies in or out of it? (Wait, that sounded slightly vulgar. It wasn’t supposed to. I won’t dodge zombies while in the buff; I promise.)

  17. Want. 🙂

  18. Would LOVE to win this for my sister!

  19. I would love to win this. I love Jane Austen, and I loved this book. I am borrowing a copy of the Colin Firth version of the movie P&P so that my husband can understand the original, and can then read the book. I know he won’t have the patience to read all of the original P&P. He’s a zombie lover, so I think he’d get a kick out of it.

  20. Think I could get my 16-yr-old zombie lover to actually read a book!! LOL

  21. This is even better than soap for sea-monsters! The Missus would go bananas.

  22. I love the little case!

    I’m not sure I could even stand up and walk while wearing a corset (I’m not the most coordinated zombie in the mob). Hope that doesn’t disqualify me!

  23. Oh this is excellent! This would make the best Valentine’s Day Evah!

  24. i never win anything, so the pessimist in me says it’s a no go, but this one is too cool to not try for. i’ve been dying to read this and who doesn’t like witty gifts?

  25. Ok this is just hilarious! Awesome…

  26. me!

  27. I was always bored by Jane Austen and then BOOM! ZOMBIES! Suddenly I’m interested…

  28. Would love to win this.

  29. Yes! This is so cool.

  30. Oh! Id love this! I’ve been eyeing this book (and others like, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter)

  31. Of course I’d like to win this!!!

  32. I love it! I’m reading Jane Bites Back, and it would be a great follow up read. Jane Bites Back is pretty awesome too.

  33. This is AWESOME! So want.

  34. Love this!

  35. Count me in!

  36. OMG.

    I think my sister would love this. Though its not her birthday or anything. 🙂

    Pick me!

  37. I would give this to my local librarians–they love all things Jane Austen, including this book!

  38. I’ve avoided this as a Jane Austen purist, butif I won, I could be swayed!

  39. Cannot state enough how badly I want this. I.Want.This. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  40. I adore Austen books & my husband loves zombie stuff. It’s a perfect match for both of us! Would love to win this!

  41. Love, love, LOVE this!!

  42. Too cool!

  43. Me, please! I didn’t get a chance to finish the book before I had to give it back to the library (doncha hate it when real life gets in the way of your zombies?) and this looks like a lovely way to catch up 🙂

  44. This goes beyond awesome!! I borrowed the book from my daughter last year, but REALLY want one of my own (I promise I’ll share)… : )

  45. Oh wow. This is the best contest EVER.

  46. Wow! This looks interesting…

  47. What fun!

  48. Totally WANT. Thanks, Mir!

  49. BWAINZ!
    I would love to win this! What fun!

  50. Ohohohohohoh! I really want this. Very very much.

  51. Brains!! The zombie in me wants it!!

  52. My sister-in-law would love this, so I’d look super awesome at her next birthday. That’s if I don’t decide to keep it for myself, of course 😀

  53. I want it! 🙂

  54. I totally don’t get the zombie craze, but I have a friend who would LOVE this. Thanks for the chance!

  55. thanks (in advance)!

  56. Oh, please 🙂

  57. Loved this book, love the case even more!

  58. I love zombies!!! Is that wrong? Hmmm

  59. YEY! I would adore this!!!

  60. I can’t tell you the number of people I could give this too! Yes!

  61. Very cool. Thank you for passing it on!

  62. this would be awesome!!

  63. I know someone it’s be perfect for…

  64. what a fun cool gift

  65. Looks so cool!

  66. Of course I want to be entered! Jane Austen. Zombies. Unmentionables. All good things.

  67. Oh good God, I’d love this … given my PhD in British literature, and all that.

  68. Please please please please please. I shall pray to the flying monkies to have mercy on me and grant me this wish. Awesome package. Whoever does win is one lucky mate!

  69. Brains brains braaaaaaaiiiinnnns. I actually want this more than brains, Crossing my fingers!

  70. Oh please pick me, I’m afraid of zombies coming to get me!

  71. Wow! Who would’ve thought they could make P&P any better!?!

  72. YES! PLEASE!!

  73. Not only do I rock a corset, I have my Zombie survival plan, and I know where my towel is.

  74. OMG. Yes, please!

  75. Perfect! This so fits my family. My daughter would love it.

  76. LOVE IT, LOVE IT!! You find the cutest things!!

  77. Cool! Love it!!

  78. Um… okay. why note?

  79. I would LOVE to win this…

  80. OMG, this sounds amazing. Thanks so much for giving me a crack at this!

  81. Oh My freaking zombies! I LOVE this (almost as much as Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter!)

  82. Yes, please!!!

  83. Wow. I am intrigued.

  84. Must.have. I can bring it along with me while I play zombie kickball. It’s only right. Braaaiiinnnsssss…….

  85. My 16 yo niece would love this! I might have to buy it for her birthday if I don’t win!

  86. Wow, this looks awesome. Keeping fingers crossed.

  87. The law of averages has to favor me at some point, right? I seriously would love to have this to use in my classroom.

    My students are very motivated to read if zombies are involved.

  88. I would love this! I read the book when it came out and it was so fun!

  89. This would be great, pick me!

  90. Me!!! DH is a zombie!!! I need this!!

  91. sounds great!

  92. This looks like a cool thing.

  93. I think I really want to win this!

  94. oooh – I LOVE the undead. Thanks Mir!

  95. Now this sounds like a good book! I’d love to have it.

  96. I would have KILLED for this when I was an English teacher.

  97. I might even try brains for this one!

  98. I’m currently reading Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and it’s a hoot!

  99. I wondered if you were serious about liking the book, but it looks like other people do too…this book has always scared me, but I would like to try it.

  100. This would be a great gift for a special someone. I hope my number is lucky this time!

  101. How cool is that suitcase? By the way random number generator, my birthday is on Thursday. Just saying……

  102. My niece loves zombies! and her birthday is close…this would make a great gift 🙂

  103. This is so cool! Please pick me!

  104. I thought it was a joke until i found out there are people i know that own it!

  105. This is quite possibly the most awesome thing ever.

  106. I love that book. I think it is one of the best classical novel merged with current novel mixes out there.

  107. I’ve been dying to read this book! (Not like Zombie dying, but close!)

  108. I would love to check this out!

  109. OMG! My best friend would love this! It would be a great gift for her.

  110. PERFECT birthday present for my BFF the english teacher. Pick me!

  111. Very cool item, my wife would love it!

  112. I would like to enter your contest, please and thank you.

  113. I don’t love zombies, but I know people who do.

    Thanks, Mir!

  114. would love it

  115. This is JUST what I need to add to my Zombie Apocalypse bug-out kit!!!

  116. I need this bad!

  117. Wow, this kit would make me a hit with my book club.

  118. I’ve been hesitant to read this because I love me some Jane Austen. If I win it I will have to read it.

  119. I love Jane!

  120. so. awesome.

  121. I am crossing my fingers for this to be my lucky win.

  122. Wife will like this very much.

  123. Great prize, my kids are all about zombies!

  124. Thank you!

  125. Fantastic. I love zombies!

  126. Oh, how we would love this kit.

  127. this is too fun. I would love this

  128. I’m thinking my daughter would love this.

  129. Mir, your random generator is the prettiest random generator ever. Just sayin’…

  130. Zombies……..

  131. My daughter and I wouldlove to read…

  132. How weird would this be to win? Oooooh Weeee!!!!

  133. Steampunk zombie gear…Splendid!

  134. Sounds just like something I’d like to read.

  135. cool!

  136. Oh wow this would be an awesome gift for my boyfriend! Hope my number is the lucky one!!

  137. Holy CRAP, that is awesome!

  138. You really know how to tempt a girl!!!! Cool prize. Thanks Mir.

  139. I know someone this would make a great gift for!

  140. This is so cool!

  141. This just made my day. Want.

  142. Entry

  143. Omg I love zombies. Thats how I found out about this contest. My friend posted this link on my fb profile and told me that it made her think of me. Lol I would love it. I just finished readinf zen of the zombie

  144. Oh, wow! What a fantastic prize. I watched the book trailer on You Tube a while back, but haven’t read the book yet! Hope the random generator picks me!

  145. How cool! I lurve Jane Austen, so I’m assuming I’ll like her zombified?

  146. Love everything about it!

  147. I love Pride & Prejudice, and love zombies, but have not yet had the pleasure of reading the combination. I’ve heard great things, and what a fun pack to give away!

  148. Pick me please!

  149. Pick me I’m sexy

  150. Yay! Zombies!

  151. Lovely…and scary…

  152. My 16yo son borrowed my book and I need to get it back. Maybe I could bribe him with this!!

  153. My girlfriend would be thrilled if I could win this for her.

  154. My corset is at the ready.

  155. love pride and prejudice and would love to win this set! 🙂

  156. Amazing prize! I’d eat someone’s brains for it!

  157. A corset, huh? I could probably do that… 😉

  158. That’s the coolest thing EVER. Hope I win!

  159. My teen would LOVE this! 😀 Not that I wouldn’t as well.. but ah hmmm..

  160. This is pretty cool!

  161. Loved the book!

  162. this would make a great b-day present… For me :p

  163. very cool prize!!

  164. As an avid reader and book lover what a great gift!!

  165. Sadly, the mere act of trying to get into a corset would completely render me unable to evade the zombies. But the kit sounds amazing!

  166. I need this with every fiber of my being. Looking cool while fighting for my life is one of my aspirations.

  167. This is really awesome. It’s become a family tradition for me to give lectures at holidays on what to do during a zombie apocalypse.

  168. Holy cow, count me in! This is so amazing!

  169. oh, I LOVE this!

  170. I stop and look at this book almost every time I’m in the bookstore. So far I’ve restrained myself from buying it (I really should just stop going to the bookstore). I’d love to win it! Thanks!

  171. As a librarian, I would LOVE to win this! The kids in the YA section would love it,

  172. Jaaaaaaaane.

  173. I know someone that would LOVE this and their birthday is coming up in just a couple of weeks…I’m just saying…

  174. Waaant Zombies!

  175. I have not read this yet, but my girlfriend and I are huge Austen fans. What a fun gift to be able to give her!

  176. Thanks, Mir!

  177. I think this would be a killer surprise for my kids! We all love Jane Austen.

  178. Yes please!! Pretty, pretty please?!

  179. How cool!! Perfect prize to share…I love Jane Austen & hubby loves zombies!!

  180. OH MY GOSH! I LOVE THIS SERIES and Victorian culture is my favorite era of study.

  181. I know several people who would appreciate this as a gift.

  182. I Love this prize!!

  183. My daughter-in-law would faint if I presented her with this surprise. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  184. This would be a great gift for my godson to give to his girlfriend – both huge zombie nerds. And I could earn points as the most awesome godmother around! Yes, please!

  185. Nothing like a good soap to keep away the zombies. I’m in.

  186. Oh, I love this!

  187. So clever! Love this!!

  188. Awesome!

  189. HOORAY!!!

  190. I love the original can’t wait to read the zombie version!!

  191. This is… too cool for words. Thank you!

  192. Oh pick me! This would be perfect for my daughter and I to read together!

  193. Went to the author’s meet and greet. He was talented and so funny!

  194. I would really love to win this. So fun!! Thanks!

  195. How fantabulous is this!? It’s been on my list to read, and how awesome is the little box that comes with it. You would be forever pretty…

  196. Oh my gosh, I’ve been wanting to read that book and the little kit? Freaking awesome.

  197. But have you studied in China or Japan? We all know which is the vastly superior option…

  198. Pick me! I LOVE ZOMBIES and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE! Together they are brilliant!

  199. I have heard so many good things about this book!

  200. I’d love to have it!

  201. oh man, I’m jumping up in down in my seat waving my hand.

  202. I’ve been wanting to read that book, Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorites.

  203. Oh, I would so be in with the cool kids if I showed this off at my library!

  204. Wow! This is awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

  205. I would simply love to win this. Pick my number!!!

  206. I love me some zombies! And oddly, I just joined a Jane Austen book club…so this is perfect!

  207. I love the original, and have been waiting for an excuse to get the zombified version.

  208. Thanks for a great giveaway! Hope I win!

  209. Thanks, awesome!

  210. What a great press kit to go with a fantastic book. I would love to win!

  211. Oh, I loves Zombies!!!

  212. awesome. DH LOVED that book and raves about how wonderful the concept is. I have not read it yet though.

  213. Bizarro.

    …I want it.

  214. Love P&P, not sure about the zombies… but what a funny combo! I’d love to read it. Thanks, Mir!

  215. I have the nookbook of P, P & Z. Yours looks better. I want.

  216. So awesome. Next, an Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter kit, complete with ax.

  217. This is one of those books where I can’t decide if I really want to read it or really want to wring my hands in disgust while muttering “What is the world coming to?”

    Although, who can pass up zombies?

  218. I’d love to win this

  219. So fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  220. I’ve been wanting to read this!

  221. What a fun prize!

  222. Oh yes, I want!! How strange and very cool!!

  223. This is truly awesome!

  224. This would be a grrreat next read! 🙂

  225. How fun! A zombie prize pack! 🙂

  226. Please pick me!!

  227. I would love to read this. Pick me!

  228. mmmmm! brains!

  229. I’ve been hearing about this and dying to read it!

  230. neato!

  231. Awesome! I really want to win this! Sooooooooooooo cool!

  232. My cousin would love this!

  233. Very cool…would make a perfect birthday gift for my niece next month!

  234. Zombies and Jane Austen?!?!?! Hmmmmm…..Interesting?

  235. Brains!

  236. I would be pleased to take this off your hands. LOL

  237. oh. my. goodness. I really hope I win this!

  238. Please enter me!

  239. wow!! if I don’t win, Im def buying this! Thanks!

  240. Oo! Oo! MAking Jane Austen more interesting!

  241. I would love to read this!

  242. Sounds really neat. I would definately read this!!

  243. AWESOME for my daughter!!

  244. My daughter would LOVE THIS!!!!!

  245. Ooh – I’ve been wanting to read this one!

  246. Brains! *nom nom nom* I love zombies and Jane Austen!

  247. Younger daughter would kill (and eat brains) for this…

  248. I soo want this…
    zombies rule!

  249. Love it!

  250. Me want more than brraaainsss….

  251. Hello, I am sure you’ll pick me.

  252. Would love this kit!

  253. Lovely in all ways.

  254. Fabulous on so many levels.

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