Watch The Gory Trailer For The Pride & Prejudice & Zombies Prequel

Quirk Books has released a blood-soaked book trailer for this month's release of the prequel Pride And Prejudice And Zombies: Dawn Of The Dreadfuls. Witness the Bennet sisters chopping heads, firing flintlocks and taking undead names, Jane Austen style.

Dawn Of The Dreadfuls is a coming-of-age tale that follows the Bennet sisters as they evolve from English country lasses to undead-smashing slayers. According to Quirk:

Readers will witness the birth of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfuls-a thrilling prequel set four years before the horrific events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As our story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English country side. They idle away the days reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands-until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry.

Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth-and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, we watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is a powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth's heart? Or will their hearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies?

Our favorite quote? "They might be dead, God damn it, but they're still Englishmen!"

Steve Hickensmith's Pride And Prejudice And Zombies: Dawn Of The Dreadfuls will be released March 23, 2010.

[via Galleycat]