Perhaps it will soon be a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a good public domain novel that can be populated with things that go bump in the night will not be in want of a publisher.
According to this post over at Wake the Dead Podcast, the success of mixing zombies with Austen may result in a new sub-trend of classic literature ~ paranormal/horror mash-ups. We can look forward to at least one: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters.
Uh-huh. And that faint spinning sound you hear in the background is probably Jane doing 1000 rpms in her grave.
I wonder how many more classic lit reads will end up being repopulated with monsters and mayhem:
Around the World in 80 Nights
Beneath the Shores of Silver Lake
Far from the Maddening Zombie Crowd
Les Monstre Miserables
Little Undead Women
The Blood-Scarlet Letter
The Count Dracula of Monte Cristo
The Great Ghost Gatsby
Uncle Tom's Cabin of Doom
I hate to admit it, but I kind of like the idea of Little Undead Women. Jo and her sisters would have made interesting vampires. Hey, Beth could get staked! Okay, I know, shut up.
What about you guys? Any classics you can imagine as the next big mash-up? List your potential titles in comments.