The Austen Box


Spring always feels like a Jane Austen season to us, maybe because of all those walks in parks she describes. It’s not quite spring yet but it still feels like a good time to share one of our recent Christmas gifts: a box set of all Austen novels (and her juvenile writings) in elegant canvas covers, with neat editorial work to boot. The whole set is published by Penguin Classics and looks great on the shelf.


And we mean “box” literally because the books come in a carton/canvas box with a floral pattern.


All the individual books, with their different patterns. (Admittedly, we’re not always sure why the particular pattern is chosen but they look good.) Notice the interesting, far from obvious color scheme.

Pride and Prejudice, arguably the best of these novels.



As personally we find Austen very re-readable, we’re happy that the next time we read her work it will be this lovely edition.


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