Creo que Orgullo y prejuicio es un referente obligado para cualquier chica del siglo XXI, pero no puedo pretender, y menos en la era Facebook, que todo el mundo sea tan nerdo. Por eso me alegra descubrir que Marvel ha sacado una adaptación a novela gráfica del libro, hecha por Nancy Butler, ganadora del Rita Award. Paralelamente se ha publicado Orgullo, prejuicio y zombies, de Seth Grahame-Smith, que se firma como co-autor para dar crédito a la autora original y dejar en claro que lo que escribe es una alteración, en la que Lizzie enfrenta su aguda legua a monstruos comecerebro.
"As Mr. Darcy walked off, Elizabeth felt her blood turn cold. She had never in her life been so insulted. The warrior code demanded she avenge her honour. Elizabeth reached down to her ankle, taking care not to draw attention. There, her hand met the dagger concealed beneath her dress. She meant to follow this proud Mr. Darcy outside and open his throat.
But no sooner had she grabbed the handle of her weapon than a chorus of screams filled the assembly hall, immediately joined by the shattering of window panes. Unmentionables poured in, their movements clumsy yet swift; their burial clothing in a range of untidiness. Some wore gowns so tattered as to render them scandalous; other wore suits so filthy that one would assume they were assembled from little more than dirt and dried blood. Their flesh was in varying degrees of putrefaction; the freshly stricken were slightly green and pliant, whereas the longer dead were grey and brittle – their eyes and tongues long since turned to dust, and their lips pulled back into everlasting skeletal smiles.
A few of the guests, who had the misfortune of being too near the windows, were seized and feasted on at once. When Elizabeth stood, she saw Mrs. Long struggle to free herself as two female dreadfuls bit into her head, cracking her skull like a walnut, and sending a shower of dark blood spouting as high as the chandeliers."