When I was looking for more covers to show you in my latest Top Five Pride and Prejudice covers, I stumbled across a self-published beautifully illustrated eBook version by artist Elizabeth Monahan. The gorgeous cover, below, has a slightly quirky style to it with Lizzy and Darcy obviously at odds. I was completely struck by it, and decided to contact her to ask more about where her ideas come from, and if we are to expect some more of her art sometime soon.
Monahan happily agreed to answer some questions for The Bennet Sisters, and also provided a few other illustrations for readers to see. They’re so lovely, I’m squeeing! This is something I’d love to give to a friend or relative at Christmas, and that has a rich, strong style to it but also manages to be lovely and whimsical. Certainly not an easy thing to do. Continue reading
Pride and Prejudice can be inspiring for many different reasons. For Eva Whitney, a 24 year old living in New York City, it was Mr. Darcy who inspired her new original stationery line Darcy Paper– a combination of classic and quirky designs to suit almost every taste and occasion. Seriously these invites, cards and so on are just way too cute- I can’t take my eyes off of them.
And the simple nuances of online dating
I was doing the Daily Google, when I came across a most amusing advertisement on Craigslist, from a 22 year old in Utah, that goes:
“I know this crazy, but I am looking for my Mr. Darcy… yes, from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice! I am looking for someone educated, who loves to read, is interested in politics and social justice Continue reading
And other P&P related boredom busters on Facebook.
In a Facebook-addicted world, it’s hard to imagine life without a profile, a list of friends and tagged photos. This leads for a lot of social issues, but it’s quite interesting to speculate about what Mr. Darcy and Lizzy’s profiles would be like. Well, as strange as it sounds, they’re already on facebook. Continue reading