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

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Alternate Austens

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Love at First Page

I don’t believe in love at first sight and if you start talking about it, I’ll likely roll my eyes at you and sigh in your face (rude, I know). However! When it comes to reading, I do believe in love at first page.

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Book Review: Eligible

Eligible
By Curtis Sittenfeld

My Edition:
Hardcover, 492 pages
2016, Random House
ISBN: 9781400068326

The Bennets have come to modern America, Cincinnati, to be precise. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet reside in a crumbling old Tudor, with Mary: currently unemployed and working on yet another Master’s degree, Kitty: currently unemployed and attending a local CrossFit gym with Lydia, and Lydia: currently unemployed and attending a local CrossFit gym with Kitty. Liz and Jane have managed to escape to New York where they work as a magazine writer and yoga instructor respectively. But their father’s recent heart attack has brought the eldest daughters back home where they meet Chip Bingley, recently finished with a stint on a reality dating show and working with Fitzwilliam Darcy at a local hospital.  

I wanted to kick off Austen Month with a retelling of my favorite Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice. I’ve heard this book has mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it immensely and while it wasn’t perfect, I think it’s a fantastic modern adaptation.

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

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Jane Austen Omnibus

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

This gorgeous, incredibly heavy, Jane Austen omnibus was a gift from a friend (who blogs about Star Wars, upcoming movies and other nerdy things if you’re interested) and I love the simple, elegant cover design. This is the 2012 Race Point Publishing edition. Cover and slipcase designed by Ziga Media and an introduction by Jennifer C. Garlen. It contains all Austen’s novels, plus Lady Susan and some extras. ISBN: 9781937994181. Some photos also feature my adorable page flags by Girl of All Work.

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

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

Eventually I will take pictures of books other than my many copies of Pride and Prejudice, but for now here are some vintage editions. One is another Signet Classics from 1980, and the other is a Pocket Books edition from 1940. The cover (the one with the hands) was one I’d never seen before until my friend gifted it to me! Typically I see a copy online (ususally on Instagram) and add it to my covet list, so it was a delight to see one that was unfamiliar to me.

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

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

Yes, more Pride and Prejudice! I don’t think I’ve posted even half my collection. Sad to say, I just don’t consider some of my editions to be worthy of a Judging post. But I do still have more up my sleeve – not to mention the ones I haven’t purchased yet! These are two of my more recent purchased and it’s a bit of a bummer that neither has any illustrations, but they both have lovely cover art. First up we have the fabulous Scholastic edition I found on my honeymoon in Aruba. It’s one I’ve never seen before too! I love the Rorschach feel over the cover art. Published in 2015, ISBN: 9781407158518. The green edition is from Signet Classics and it’s a sturdy little copy that I would actually read (yes, some of my copies will be kept pristine). Published in 2008, ISBN: 9780451530783.