With more than one million copies in print, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was the surprise publishing phenomenon of 2009. A best seller on three continents, PPZ has been translated into 21 languages and optioned to become a major motion picture. In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early-nineteenth-century England. We watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her ﬁrst clumsy training with nunchucks and cry when her ﬁrst blush with romance goes tragically awry. Written by acclaimed novelist (and Edgar Award nominee) Steve Hockensmith, Dawn of the Dreadfuls invites Austen fans to step back into Regency England, Land of the Undead! JANE AUSTEN is coauthor of the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. She died in 1817. STEVE HOCKENSMITH is an award-winning novelist and reporter. His mystery Holmes on the Range was a ﬁnalist for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. He lives in Alameda, California.