Jane Austen never goes out of style. Since the first publication of her six novels in the 19th century, she has delighted generations of fans with classic stories that have never changed—and countless covers that have. Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design showcasing one of the world’s most beloved and celebrated novelists. With over 200 images, plus historical commentary, Austen trivia, and a little bit of wit, this fascinating and visually intriguing look back is a must for Janeites, design enthusiasts, and book lovers of every age.
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About the Author
Margaret C. Sullivan is the author of The Jane Austen Handbook, editrix of Austenblog.com, and an active member of the Jane Austen Society of North America.
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Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This is a very lovely gift book depicting the history of Jane Austen’s book covers, along with some fabulously snarky commentary. It’s fascinating and fun to see the different book cover art through the years since Austen was first published. We see international editions, first editions, movie-tie-in editions, as well as the common mass market paperback editions. Sullivan also spotlights the graphic novel and e-book versions that have come out in recent years, editions aimed at children and teenagers, as well as the scholarly and annotated ones by Oxford and Penguin. Alongside the gorgeous graphics, the author provides some very humorous commentary about each cover making me laugh out loud in many cases. Synopses of each Austen work (including the lesser known and previously unpublished), information for book collectors on collecting Austen, the history of Jane Austen publishing by time period, and Jane Austen’s own publishing experience round out the book. Sullivan writes in a readable and breezy style that informs as much as it entertains. A beautiful treat for any Jane Austen aficionado as well as anyone interested in the history of book covers and cover art.