Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

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 liked 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 formative years domestic and despatched to live to tell the tale a mysterious island jam-packed with savage creatures and darkish secrets and techniques. whereas good Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by way 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 without end snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social remark 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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I will not conceive a state of affairs extra deplorable. The curiosity of 2 thousand pounds—how can a guy survive it? And whilst to that's extra the recollection, that he could, yet for his personal folly, inside of 3 months were within the receipt of 2 thousand, a 12 months (for omit Morton has thirty thousand kilos, the legacy of her father, who perished together with his so much fabulous production) i can't photo to myself a extra wretched situation. We needs to all consider for him; and the extra so, since it is completely out of our energy to help him. ” “Poor younger guy! ” cried Mrs. Jennings, “I am definite he can be very welcome to mattress and board at my condominium; and so i'd inform him if i'll see him. ” “If he could in basic terms have performed in addition by way of himself,” acknowledged John Dashwood, “as all his neighbors have been disposed to do by way of him, he may possibly now were in his right scenario. yet because it is, it has to be out of anybody’s energy to aid him. and there's something extra getting ready opposed to him, which has to be worse than all—his mom has made up our minds, with a truly traditional type of spirit, to settle that property upon Robert instantly, which would were Edward’s, on right stipulations. ” “Well! ” stated Mrs. Jennings, “that is her revenge. each person has a manner in their personal. yet I don’t imagine mine will be, to make one son self reliant, simply because one other had plagued me. after all, all my sons have been murdered and their corpses mutilated by means of a gaggle of adventurers, in order that may possibly color my emotions on that specific hypothetical. ” almost immediately thereafter Mr. Dashwood departed, leaving the 3 girls unanimous of their sentiments at the current celebration, as a ways a minimum of because it looked Mrs. Ferrars’s behavior, the Dashwoods’, and Edward’s. Marianne’s indignation burst forth once he quitted the room; and as her vehemence made reserve most unlikely in Elinor, and pointless in Mrs. Jennings, all of them joined in a truly lively critique upon the celebration. bankruptcy 38 MRS. JENNINGS used to be very hot in her compliment of Edward’s behavior, yet simply Elinor and Marianne understood its precise advantage. Elinor gloried in his integrity; and Marianne forgave all his offences in compassion for his punishment. yet although self belief among them was once, by way of this public discovery, restored to its right nation, it used to be no longer a topic on which both of them have been keen on residing while on my own. at the 3rd day succeeding their wisdom of the details, they made up our minds to make an day trip to Kensington Undersea Gardens, one of the so much remarked upon of Sub-Marine Station Beta’s lately further pleasure-places. Mrs. Jennings and Elinor have been of the quantity; yet Marianne, who knew that the Willoughbys have been back in-Station, and had a relentless dread of assembly them, selected to not enterprise into so public a spot. It was once additionally rumoured coral sculpture within the form of a large octopus used to be one of the wonders on exhibit at Kensington, and the sentimental institutions with such an paintings may possibly end up, she imagined, an excessive amount of to endure. The Undersea Gardens have been created via a unique feat of hydraulic engineering, through which a unmarried, non-load–bearing panel of the Dome’s bolstered glass sidewall were opened, permitting viewers, for a substantial cost, to enterprise outdoors the glass wall of the Sub-Station.

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