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By Ben H. Winters

From the writer of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a brand new story of romance, heartbreak, and tentacled mayhem.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the unique textual content of the cherished Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of big lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and different organic monstrosities. As our tale opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their early life domestic and despatched to continue to exist a mysterious island jam-packed with savage creatures and darkish secrets and techniques. whereas brilliant Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by means of either the good-looking Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters conquer meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to discover real love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles which are endlessly snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social statement with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest—and merely the swiftest swimmers will locate real love!

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Dashwood do? And the place are your sisters? What! on their lonesome! you can be blissful of a bit corporation to sit down with you. i've got introduced my daughter and her husband to work out you. simply give some thought to their coming so abruptly! i assumed I heard a canoe or a clipper send final evening, whereas we have been ingesting our tea, however it by no means entered my head that it may be them. i assumed of not anything yet no matter if it could now not be Colonel Brandon come again back; so I acknowledged to Sir John, I do imagine I listen a canoe being tied up opposed to the dock. possibly it really is Colonel Brandon get back again—” Elinor was once obliged to show from her, in the midst of her prattling, to obtain the remainder of the get together; girl Middleton brought the 2 strangers; Mrs. Dashwood and Margaret got here down stairs whilst, and so they all sat right down to examine each other. Mrs. Palmer used to be woman Middleton’s more youthful sister; she, too, been kidnapped at machete-point by means of Sir John and his looking get together; brief and plump, she had long past as prize to Mr. Palmer, Sir John’s right-hand guy on that exact excursion. numerous years more youthful than girl Middleton, she used to be absolutely not like her in each admire; she had a truly beautiful face, and the best expression of fine humour. Her angle had not one of the simmering resentment of her sister’s, and one by no means acquired the influence from her, as one did every so often from girl Middleton, that given the perfect chance she could slit the throats of all current and decamp to her local state. She got here in with a grin, and smiled forever of her stopover at, other than whilst she laughed. Her husband was once grave-looking, with an air of extra model and experience than his spouse, yet of much less willingness to delight or be happy. Clad within the searching boots and battered looking cap of the ex-adventurer he was once, he entered the room with a glance of self-consequence, somewhat bowed to the women, with out conversing a notice, and, after in brief surveying them and their flats, took up a newspaper from the desk, and persevered to learn it so long as he stayed. “Mr. Palmer,” stated Sir John quietly to Elinor, in terms of rationalization, “has a undeniable unwholesome state of mind. There are males, reminiscent of myself, who trigger to determine the area and go back with an lively spirit, proud of the issues they've got recognized and obvious. Others—there are others who go back with the darkness upon them. ” Mrs. Palmer, to the contrary, was once strongly endowed by means of nature with a flip for being uniformly civil and satisfied. “Well! What a pleasant room this can be! I by no means observed whatever so captivating! How I may still like this sort of position for myself! are usually not you, Mr. Palmer? ” Mr. Palmer made her no solution, and didn't even increase his eyes from the newspaper. “Mr. Palmer doesn't listen me,” acknowledged she, guffawing. “He by no means does occasionally. it's so ridiculous! ” This used to be rather a brand new concept to Mrs. Dashwood; she had by no means came across wit within the inattention of somebody, and will now not support taking a look with shock at them either. Mrs. Jennings, meanwhile, talked on as loud as she may well and persevered her account in their shock the night prior to on seeing their kinfolk, with no ceasing until eventually every thing used to be instructed.

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