Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: Jane Austen Cover to Cover


"Never judge a book by its cover." It's a saying so common that it has passed into cliché and when it comes to Jane Austen, one endeavors to avoid cliché.
- p. 3

 For Friday 56:  
These 1968 Lancer Books editions play pretty strictly within the bounds of sixties romance novel conventions, even if historically they take liberties with accuracy.
- p. 57 (instead of page 56)

About Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Covers by Margaret C. SullivanJane Austen’s six novels are true classics, still immensely popular some 200 years after their first publication. But although the celebrated stories never change, the covers are always different. Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design, from elegant Victorian hardcovers and the famed 1894 “Peacock” edition to 1950s pulp, movie tie-in editions, graphic novels, foreign-language translations, and many, many others. Filled with beautiful artwork and insightful commentary, this fascinating and visually intriguing collection is a must for Janeites, design geeks, and book lovers of every stripe.

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