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:
Which cover did you vote for and why?
Are you a fan of Pride and Prejudice?