Artsy-Fartsy Friday: Pride and Prejudice Covers
It’s Friday, and my Google Image Search obsession is as strong as ever. Since Friday is a day for fun, I hereby bring you the first in a series of Friday blogs about covers of books included in The Heroine’s Bookshelf. First installment: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, originally published in 1813. Click to enlarge these gems!
From left to right, top to bottom:
1) First, a bit of history. Here’s the original front page (they didn’t do fancy artsy covers in the early 1800s).
2) is kind of a swinging late 60sish take on P&P (reminds me of the exquisite Fairy Alphabet on Sesame Street).
3) has to be in the running for Lamest Cover Ever, right?
4) This illustration by Reuben Toledo brings a bit of fashion to Meryton.
5) and 6) Marvel recently put out a comic version of P&P that deserves two postings for its amazing covers by Sonny Liew. I’ve included the first cover and the fourth. Make sure to click to enlarge…they’re exquisite.
7) Harper recently released a version of P&P styled after the Sparkly Vampire Series That Cannot Be Named…eek!
For another cool roundup of P&P covers, check out Belle of the Books’ recent post, which features tons of international Pride and Prejudice flava.
I have of course neglected to post the many, many covers that include a classic portrait of a woman on them. Zzz. What’s your favorite of these covers? Got a favorite P&P cover you’d like to share?