Book Reviews & Essays on Literature

Jane Austen Cover to Cover – 200 Years of Classic Covers, by Margaret C. Sullivan

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More famous than ever – 200 years of pride, publishing and public profiling of Jane Austen

This hard-cover book is a lovely thing to hold and handle (kudos to Quirk) – beautifully designed by Andie Reid, printed and bound, with silky paper, glowing pictures and text carefully pruned to the right length and level of detail. Even if you know nothing about Jane Austen, never read one of her novels, and never seen a movie adaptation of them, you still have to admire the sheer depth and detail of the data collected in this book of Jane Austen covers. It is, frankly, eye-popping. Who’d have known? (Continue reading…)

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