Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Pride and Prejudice (XVIII)

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

It wouldn’t be an Austen Month if I didn’t include a Pride and Prejudice Judging post! These are two of my more recent acquisitions. And as I label these blog posts, I wonder why I chose to do so with Roman numerals, because very soon I’m going to have to Google what numbers I need lol.

Sadly the beauty of the exteriors of these two copies don’t extend to the inside – I’m always disappointed when pretty editions don’t have illustrations or at least some chapter art or page detailing. If publishers/designers put this much effort into the cover design, why not go all the way?

But I love these two copies anyway! The blue was published in 2019 by Wordsworth with cover illustration by Claire Shorrock, ISBN: 9781840227932. The black is a Waterstones edition published in 2015, by Penguin Randomhouse with cover illustration and design by Coralie Bickford-Smith, ISBN: 9780241256640.

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