Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Re-releasing Jane Austen

Lately Jane Austen has been everywhere. Her novels, which have always been well loved, have experienced a sort of comeback. Of course I never thought they went away. But with the recent movie based on Jane Austen's life, which didn't follow her life very closely I'm told, and the titles that have been released using her characters or even just loosely based around her novels seemed to fill the summer. It seems as if anything Austen is golden at the moment.

This month Vintage/Anchor, an imprint of Knopf and Random House, got in on the game by releasing the classic novels with new covers. Gav did a post that was similar the other day, Vintage is releasing old titles with new covers in the UK as well. But I thought I would share the new Austen covers with you. They are lovely, similar in style to a 1800's fashion plate, which they could very well be.



ISBN: 030738683X
Format: Paperback, 256pp
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Price: $6.95



ISBN: 0307386848
Format: Paperback, 512pp
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Price: $7.95




ISBN: 0307386880
Format: Paperback, 496pp
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Price: $6.95




ISBN: 0307386856
Format: Paperback, 272pp
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Price: $5.95




ISBN: 0307386864
Format: Paperback, 384pp
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Price: $7.95

14 comments:

Sevenine said...

Beautiful covers. And you're right - Jane Austen has been everywhere lately. Books, movies...there's probably a Jane Austen album in the making, or a possible fashion line.

Katie said...

I wouldn't be suprised if they did clothes! Wouldn't that be funny? I would so wear one of those gowns... maybe not to work or anything... I'm a dork I know.

Sevenine said...

Those would be good fun to wear! (Sorry for any confusion - T.C. is Sevenine, and vice versa.) Definitely good for stage plays.

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Katie said...

I thought so but I wasn't sure.

Sevenine said...

Off-topic, but how do you get the cool little border around the pictures you post? I'm trying to get that on my first post, but can't seem to figure it out.

Katie said...

It's part of the template. Most of them do that I think. I'm not sure about the one your using at the moment, I've never used that one before. I can't write HTML so I'm not sure how to add a border to a template :(

Sevenine said...

Okay...I'll see if I can figure it out. Little bugger's gonna have a border before I'm done with it. :D

Katie said...

Good luck with it. If you check under the Blogger Help they might have something there. They do walk throughs and stuff.

Kahnee said...

I just rented Emma from netflix. it was good.

Katie said...

It's one of my favorites. :)

Colleen Gleason said...

These are gorgeous!

I've been planning to re-read Northanger Abbey...maybe it's good excuse to buy a new copy.

John Dent said...

Call me what you will, but I'd still rather watch the adaptation! ;)

Katie said...

Colleen, I think it's a great excuse to pick up a new copy. They really are beautiful :)

John, AH! No! Don't say that! ;)