Austen Monster Mash

Austen Monster Mash

Love ’em or hate ’em, Jane Austen mash-ups are everywhere! By definition, a “mash-up” is a derivative work consisting of two pieces of media conjoined together. In the Austen world this was originally attributed to movies like Clueless and Bridget Jones’ Diary where Austen characters and plotlines were set into modern situations. Lately the term has been most often applied to the monster mash-ups that are proliferating like flies and are reaching beyond Austen to embrace other classic literature such as Little Vampire Women, Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter, and The Undead World of OZ. I am not making these up!

Now let’s see how well you know your Jane Austen mash-ups. Below are twelve titles and the authors who wrote them. Two of them, however, I did make up. Devious, I know! Can you guess which are the fakes?

1 – Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith
2 – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
3 – The Haunting of Pemberley by Elizabeth Drummant
4 – Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
5 – Mansfield Park and Mummies by Vera Nazarian
6 – Vampire Darcy’s Desire by Regina Jeffers
7 – Emma and the Vampires by Wayne Josephson
8 – Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford
9 – Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany
10 –  Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
11 – Emma and the Werewolves by Adam Rann
12 – Anne Elliot: Vampire Hunter by Sam Morrison

 

 

6 Comments for Austen Monster Mash

  1. No idea which ones you’ve made up, Sharon. I recognise 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 10 but that’s only half of them. I have a vague idea that 12 maybe real as well but not sure without cheating! I actually have a copy of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters which I’ve not read yet. It was rescued from a charity shop here in the UK. I’ve seen so little JAFF available secondhand here that I couldn’t resist it!

    I’m not very keen on vampires so those mash-ups are at or near the bottom of my TBR list. Werewolf mash-ups I don’t mind and my current JAFF read is Mr. Darcy’s Bite by Mary Lydon Simonsen.

  2. I LOVE these monster mash-upd, especially with vampires! I am
    going to say the 2 I don’t recognize
    are your inventions: numbers 1 and 12.
    (This was a fun posting. Thank you.)

  3. I have no clue which ones you made up! =D I’m not much for “scary” in the first place so these don’t even blip my radar. LOL It is funny though that Jane has her influence popping up just about everywhere.

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