31 juli 2011

In my mailbox (19)

 In My Mailbox idea from Kristi @ The Story Siren
Links go to The Book Depository.


 Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen

When I took a course Classic English Literature at the university, as a part of my teaching degree, we read great classics of the English language from Shakespeare's Macbeth and Aphra Behn's Oroonoko to F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and of course Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I absolutely adored P&P, as did most of my female co-students but rather few of the males. I later made the somewhat fatal mistake of lending my copy to a friend, who took the same course about a year later. She then in turn, lent it to a friend of hers and I got it back in an awful state. 

Then I stumbled upon these new releases of a few of Jane's novels (two more coming out soon) and I really like them. The design of the covers is very well-executed and they will no doubt appeal to new young readers, but I feel that perhaps the summaries on the back deludes these said readers as they make the novels into something they're not. One might easily think that dark supernatural forces are at work to keep Lizzie and Mr Darcy apart, judging for the summary. I do hope that new generations will love Jane anyway though. I know I do.

Misguided Angels by Melissa de la Cruz

I actually got this novel a few weeks ago, but I've forgotten to include it here. I got a Price Drop Alert e-mail from The Book Depository that the price of this had been lowered. To €2.97! (Sadly, the price is already back up, but I managed to the one before that). Although I have not yet read any of the four previous books in the series (they're standing in my bookshelf though), at that price I couldn't resist this one. Some of these days, maybe I should actually read the first installment...

What was in your mailbox?

8 kommentarer:

  1. jane austin is a classic i love her books. thanks for sharing your IMM.


  2. Great set! I love those covers for Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Very Twilighty.
    My IMM

  3. Woo hoo, Jane Austen!! Yeah, I'm a Janeite.

    My IMM

  4. I love the Jane Austen covers. They are very modern, and I think that's cool.

  5. Love the covers!

    here's mine:

  6. I've only ever read Pride and Prejudice from Jane Austen. And I still haven't gotten to Blue Bloods! Great IMM :)

  7. Nice mailbox! I love the covers of Jane Austen's books.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  8. Nice covers for Jane Austen books! I bought the leather covers :) I didn't even know Misguided Angel was out already...off to go to BD.


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