All the Pretty Emmas


We swoon over the new Penguin Classics edition of Emma edited by Juliette Wells, with a beautiful cover design by Dadu Shin. We noticed how many pretty editions of Emma were out there when we were writing JAC2C, and decided to put together a gallery of some of our favorites.

Also, we’re giving away a copy of the new book, compliments of Penguin. (Sorry, this is for readers in the U.S. only.) Leave a comment here with a valid email address by midnight on Tuesday, October 6, and we’ll choose a commenter at random.

This Delightful Habit of Journaling

Emma 200th Anniversary Penguin Classics Edition

“Oh! you would rather talk of her person than her mind, would you? Very well; I shall not attempt to deny Emma’s being pretty.”

“Pretty! say beautiful rather. Can you imagine any thing nearer perfect beauty than Emma altogether— face and figure?”

“I do not know what I could imagine, but I confess that I have seldom seen a face or figure more pleasing to me than hers. But I am a partial old friend.” – Emma, Volume I, Chapter V (5)

I recently received a copy of the new 200th Anniversary Penguin Classics edition of Emma, and thought, “Why didn’t they send this to me two years ago!” Because two years ago, I was in the initial stages of putting together Jane Austen Cover to Cover, and I certainly would have loved to include this beautiful cover design by Dadu Shin.

But this is not just…

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