As many of you know, I am picky when it comes to books and their covers. If a book is ugly, I will generally refuse to buy it. I’ve previously presented my “Top Ten Pride and Prejudice book covers” as well as the “Top Ten Foreign Pride and Prejudice Book Covers” however I was looking through the Borders website the other day, and I found some new ones (I almost squealed the house down). And yes, I went through all 874 results for this! I have endeavoured not to include eBooks when it is clear (but sometimes they are listed wrongly) and I have not included books from the previous lists, at least not to my knowledge.
10.) This pink and purple cover is girly enough to make me grin, but not too sugar-plum-fairy. I like the little understated illustration, and I think it would be perfect for a first copy for a 14 year old or similar age. It’s a US Penguin Edition from the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition series. Ahh, Penguin, how much do I love thee…
Since seeing the Hebrew cover of Pride and Prejudice, I have become slightly fascinated with Pride and Prejudice covers from other countries. And when I say “foreign” I basically mean anywhere that doesn’t speak English. The way the titles look so different, but you can recognise the essence of Regency on (most of) them. I’ve narrowed my top ten down to this next list, but expect to see several more cropping up in some more posts (I have a massive collection of them to use, and for you to look forward to!).
Japanese Pride and Prejudice
I have a sneaking suspicion that I have seen this cover somewhere before, and I can see a whisper of the English at the bottom of the image, and hence it only makes 10th on my list. The language looks gorgeous though.
Because, although we shouldn’t, we all do judge a book by its cover… so I decided to do a “Top Ten” of the best Pride and Prejudice book covers I could find. Some of them (including the favourite) I have seen in book stores, whereas others I have only had the pleasure on the internet. Choosing the perfect cover is a bit of an important exercise for your favourite book, and it can change the entire way you perceive a novel. Myself- I have at least four copies, I’d say. One is the boring orange-and-white penguin book, that was only about $10 and therefore I justified another copy. Continue reading