Emma and the Vampires by Jane Austen and Wayne Josephson

October 16, 2010 5 flames 2

Author(s): Jane Austen  and Wayne Josephson
Source: Sourcebooks Landmark

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402241348
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402241345


What better place than pale England to hide a secret society of gentlemen vampires?

In this hilarious retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma, screenwriter Wayne Josephson casts Mr. Knightley as one of the most handsome and noble of the gentlemen village vampires. Blithely unaware of their presence, Emma, who imagines she has a special gift for matchmaking, attempts to arrange the affairs of her social circle with delightfully disastrous results. But when her dear friend Harriet Smith declares her love for Mr. Knightley, Emma realizes she’s the one who wants to stay up all night with him. Fortunately, Mr. Knightley has been hiding a secret deep within his unbeating heart-his (literal) undying love for her… A brilliant mash-up of Jane Austen and the undead.


Shhh. I have never read a true Jane Austen novel.  I know what you are thinking. What rock have I been hiding under? Well, I never have picked one up, but after reading this book I think I might have to change that.

Emma and the Vampires was a fun read.  Emma was so naive in this book that it was comical.  She thinks she is a great matchmaker in the book, and at times her heart is bigger than her brain.  The way this book was written, it just fits in the parody category of the genre’s.  I don’t know much about Austen novels, so I can’t say if it reminds me of them, but I will say if they are as fun and exciting as this one I will have to give one a try.  With everyone scrambling to read vampire novels and trying to figure out which ones are worth the money, I say pick up a copy of this one next! 

If you are a fan of fun loving romance with a paranormal twist, sink your teeth in Emma’s funny, yet sometimes disastrous matchmaking skills!  You won’t be disappointed!


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS

2 Responses to “Emma and the Vampires by Jane Austen and Wayne Josephson”

  1. Raina

    I might have to give this a try. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was absolutely horrible. Maybe the vampires will make this one a better go for me.

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