Why are we still so passionate about 'Pride & Prejudice'?This article is from the archive of our partner. After all, Austen's work has been in the public domain for nearly a century. How do you prefer your Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet star-crossed romance? Here's a selection of covers from years past up through the present; the good, the bad, the jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and a few that pale in comparison to the book's contents. First impressions are important! Jane Austen memory lane, let's take a walk down you
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Covers Roundup
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What better way to celebrate the book birthday of Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy than with a Pride and Prejudice covers roundup? So enjoy—and try not to buy them all! Modern Classics Library Edition. Dover Thrift Edition. Splinter Edition. Vintage Classics Edition.
Two centuries ago, on Jan. Here are 10 reasons why the story of how proud, rich Mr.
Jennie at The Bennet Sisters blog has started a meme that I could not resist. She asks which are your top ten favorite Pride and Prejudice covers? Lord knows there are hundreds of them out there. It was tough to narrow it down to just ten. Oh that Mr. Darcy just does it to us every time.
The rising, literate middle class, were using some of their new disposable income to buy books at railway stations. Thus, this publisher felt that Lydia Bennet flirting with soldiers in Brighton was a representative illustration of Pride and Prejudice! The cover here is simple and pretty, with hand-drawn lettering, an illustration of a Regency lady and gentleman, and decorative scrollwork. Her bow tie and nipped-waist jacket have nothing in common with Regency fashion; like many mid-century covers, the illustrators evoked more of the contemporary period than the historical one. The cover of this paperback works fine as a generic Regency-era illustration, but not so well when applied to Northanger Abbey.
Set in the early s, in the fictional town of Merton, live the Bennett family, who are comfortably well off with a family of five daughters. However, there is one misfortune - there is no son. Although it must have been possible to change the will so the women could inherit, it would ruin the story. Therefore Mrs Bennett, their silly empty-headed mother, is obsessed with marrying them off. The daughters are: 22 year old Jane, the most beautiful young woman in the neighbourhood, who is sweet, kind and sensible but thinks well of everyone and is rather naive.