Friday, July 6, 2012

Sexed-up Classics

I saw this at the bookstore some time ago: Jane Austen books get YA covers. Emma's subtitle is Love is a Game, and Pride and Prejudice gets The Love that Started It All.

I'm not convinced by this trend. The flowers feel a bit too lush for Jane Austen. I feel Lizzie Bennet would have insisted on adding a ribbon to make a respectable floral arrangement.

Still, poor Jane fares better than Emily Bronte. This new Wuthering Heights cover states "Bella & Edward's Favorite Book."

Here's an article describing the phenomenon.