It’s time to announce the winner of the cloth bound edition of Love and Freindship and Other Youthful Writings (Penguin Hardcover Classics). The lucky winner drawn at random is:
Lady Constance who left a comment of January 25, 2015
Congratulations Lady Constance! To claim your prize, please contact me with your full name and address by February 4, 2015 or you will forfeit your prize! Mail shipment is to US addresses only.
Thanks to all who left comments and to Penguin Classics for the giveaway.
Cover image courtesy of Penguin Classics © 2015; text Laurel Ann Nattress © 2015, Austenprose.com
Collectors of Jane Austen books know that there have been hundreds of different editions of her classic novels created since their original publication (1811-1817). So many, in fact, that only a few of the beautiful and outrageous ones could be featured in the new book Jane Austen Cover to Cover, by Margaret C. Sullivan.
The recently published Penguin Hardcover Classics series is one of the possibilities to chose from. I am happy to share that after publishing all of Austen’s six major novels in the series, her juvenilia, Love and Freindship and Other Youthful Writings, is now available for purchase.
With only four novels published during her short life and two posthumously, her popularity continued to grow through the decades of the nineteenth century. It was only a matter of time before her family allowed publication of her juvenilia: a set of three volumes of her youthful writings. Composed c. 1787-1792, Austen’s Juvenilia consists of twenty seven items—sketches, parodies & short stories of comical, nonsensical, outrageous and sometimes dark imaginings by a writer in the making—all engaging amusements written for her family and friends. Continue reading
Jane Austen Christmas Card by Amanda White Art on Etsy
Tis the season to shop and give and keep! Here is my annual Jane Austen wish list for Janeites. Enjoy!
1. I’d Rather be at Pemberley Mug
I cannot think of a better way to start your day than with your very own Pemberley mug, can you?
2. Jane Austen Tattoos, by Accoutrements
A “nice” alternative to permanent ink.