Trends come and go but Jane is forever
“This one, however, might provide too much detail. Surely lovely Marianne and sensible Elinor weren’t as tight-lipped as these prime and dour maidens with their thousand-yard stares and hair plastered over their ears. How is Willoughby supposed to clip a lock?”
Divided into six sections and printed in full-color, Jane Austen Cover-to-Cover doesn’t cover every edition and variation but it covers the ones that are remarkable. Surprisingly, it included an e-book edition of the cover, which surprised me. The cover itself isn’t remarkable– a generic portrait of a random woman but it was the fact that Jane Austen was spelled “Jane Austin” that merited a place in the book. It’s these little things– the snark and the humor that really make the book.
There’s additional historical information on Jane as well as a timeline of her life, a background to the book. If you’re like me and you enjoy Jane Austen, history and design (just just one of the three), you probably will adore Jane Austen Cover-to-Cover. Yes, it’s an assumption but I’m probably right.
Over and out.
P.S Now that the holidays are here, it’s a perfect gift. Even if it is for yourself.