Sharp-eyed Alert Janeite Trai was enjoying a post-holiday stroll through Barnes & Noble when she noticed the paperback edition of The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet. (Remember that? All that fuss and it was totally forgotten once Monster Mashup Mania struck.)
Trai also noticed a similarity between the paperback cover and another familiar P&P-related image. In fact, she made a side-by-side comparison to show us all. Click on the thumbnail to see the full-size image.
We’re sure it was a coincidence.
All of us who cringed at the carpetbagging reselling can’t-possibly-be-a-Janeite who STOLE! STOLE WE SAY! poor Anne Sharp’s copy of Emma and is reselling it for an outrageous, nay usurious sum–well, here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor, as they say. Alert Janeite Laurel Ann let us know that a first edition of Pride and Prejudice is up for auction on eBay, and the starting bid is nothing if not affordable. We doubt it will stay in three digits for long, though. However, if any serious collectors happen to read this blog, we would like to point out that in our admittedly limited experience (limited to sheer voyeurism, that is), we have noticed that this type of thing tends to go a lot cheaper at auction than at retail. Just saying.