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Comparing Covers #3: Pride and Prejudice

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

Comparing Covers is a new feature on Lampshade Reader. I will showcase a book title that has multiple covers; from first editions to re-releases.

 

We are all familiar with Pride and Prejudice. Some like the story and others don’t, but it’s safe to say that it’s a classic nonetheless.

Personally, I love the story. But it wasn’t always like that. I first picked up the story when I was 13 and frankly could not get through the first chapter. A few years later I decided to pick it up again and lo–I loved it! I could appreciate Mr. Darcy and Lizzy’s slow to bloom romance. A few years after that, I saw the BBC production and I fell in love all over again–with Mr. Darcy-Colin Firth, hehe.

 

With over 2800 covers, Pride and Prejudice has been republished and illustrated with new covers each time. It was originally published in 1813. The early editions featured peacocks. This is my favorite one from 1894.

 

More modern editions:

 

1960

1961

1994

2005

2009-Marvel Illustrated

2012

2013–Pulp Fiction style. I love this one too! LOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cyn @ Bookmunchies
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I love that there’s so many P&P covers! I have the 2012 cover along with a few others haha. So many pretty ones! The pulp fiction one is fun (:

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Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
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I’ve never read Pride & Prejudice. But man, all those old style classic covers are just gorgeous! My second favorite is the 2012 cover. It’s simple, but in a good way, and pretty.

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I like 1961. Not sure why, it just spoke to me.

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