If you didn’t know, today is Jane Austen’s birthday. She was born December 16, 1775, 239 years ago. Her books are as relevant today as they were then because her themes transport time and will always impact new readers. Her writing was beautifully constructed and her romances stand the test of time. I don’t think anyone that’s read her collection isn’t in love with her love interests (Mr. Darcy anyone?)
Jane Austen Cover to Cover
By: Margaret C. Sullivan
Release Date: November 11th 2014
Publisher: Quirk Books
Jane Austen’s six novels are true classics, still immensely popular some 200 years after their first publication. But although the celebrated stories never change, the covers are always different. Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design, from elegant Victorian hardcovers and the famed 1894 “Peacock” edition to 1950s pulp, movie tie-in editions, graphic novels, foreign-language translations, and many, many others. Filled with beautiful artwork and insightful commentary, this fascinating and visually intriguing collection is a must for Janeites, design geeks, and book lovers of every stripe.
I recommend this book for any Jane Austen fan because it is an absolute pleasure to flip through and see all the different covers that have been used over the years.
Are you a Jane Austen fan? If so what is your favorite of her books? I think it’s nearly impossible to choose because they are all wonderful but I’ve always been fond of Pride and Prejudice (of course) and Emma.