This week’s theme is: Meringue – the puffy dress? – Lots of covers with ‘big’ dresses
What a fun theme! I thought of several books with impressively puffy dresses, but they only had one cover each. And then I considered that my Jane Austen Book Club is currently reading Pride and Prejudice – and that’s a book with many covers. I’m not sure “puffy” is exactly right for Regency fashion, but sure enough, puffy dresses abound.
I suppose this is Elizabeth and Jane? Movie versions tend to make Jane blonde, but the book doesn’t actually say – though there is a reference to Elizabeth’s “dark eyes,” so she probably is a brunette.
This is certainly a dress cover! Not sure it tells me much about the book though – and I have doubts about that “Jane Austen” font choice.
Pretty sure this is a case of choosing a classic painting, even though the scene doesn’t make any particular sense. Did I miss the moment when Elizabeth fell asleep in a garden?? Nice dress, though.
This appears to be Pride and Prejudice as directed by Tim Burton! That dress is the very opposite of puffy–and am I mistaken, or is he stepping on the end of it? 🙂
Such puffiness!!! This looks far more Victorian than Regency though.
This translation cover is the best (the only?) one I’ve seen for actually capturing the story!
The translation cover is a hot contender, but I’m going to choose this one as my favorite. It has a nice classic feel, the dress seems Regency-appropriate (possibly the same one from the sleeping cover??) and that little detail of putting her head over the header does a surprising amount to make it feel active and dynamic. I like how reflective she looks, plus I notice she’s leaning on a sundial, so perhaps there’s an implied message about urgency and not letting opportunities slip by? I may be reaching, but I like this one anyway!