Despite being 200 years old today, the story of Pride and Prejudice resonates as strongly as it ever did. To those who believe that love will prevail, the love affair between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy has become an archetype for everything a romance could be. To mark the anniversary, here are some classic covers of Jane Austen’s most famous work.

C1 p&p 1938 517
1938

 

P&p EL72 1972  519
1972

 

P&p 043 72 1986   520
1986

 

P&p 1995 02 3821 518
1995

 

Pride and Prejudice [Penguin Classics] [2006]
2006

 

Pride and Prejudice [Penguin Classics] [2008]
2008

 

Pride and Prejudice [Classics Deluxe edition] [2009]
2009

 

Pride and Prejudice [Penguin Classics] [2012] 2
2012

 

Pride and Prejudice [Penguin Classics] [2012] 3
2012

 

Pride and Prejudice [Penguin Classics] [2012]
2012

 

Join the conversation! 22 Comments

  1. The 1972 one is the one for me. Not that I think it is the best or most appealing design but because I had that one as part of a complete set from my MUm and Dad as my 18th birthday present. I still have them, though as they are all well thumbed they won’t all fit into the box. I know the story doesn’t change but the cover makes it feel even more familiar.

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  2. In my opinion, I prefer the first of 2008 and the last of 2012.
    I would like to have them but I don’t know if it’s possible to buy them today…

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  3. It’s a little worrying how many of these I own!

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  4. I have the 1972 edition … I hated it so much I failed my O Level English Lit. The loathing didn’t last though and l now own 1972 and the gorgeous 2008 hardback. And have a degree in English and an MA on the way! Funny how things turn out.

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  5. The 1972 one is the one we had at school and I think I still have a copy (that I almost certainly should have returned to school) on my shelves. We actually studied Mansfield Park, but I borrowed all the rest and read them again and again. Pride and Prejudice is my favourite and I think I’ve probably read it at least 30 times and watched the BBC series 5 or 6 times and even the Keira Knightly film a few times (it grew on me, after almost walking out of the cinema the first time I saw it!).

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  6. The 2012 ‘Penguin English Library’ cover is absolutely beautiful !

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  7. It’s my first, imported book in English, though it’s not by Punguin Books.

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  9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is good to read with. Moral lessons and applicable ones are helpful.

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  11. I think the 2006 one is my favourite. 🙂

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  13. The 1938 cover has a certain appeal, it makes me want to pick it up.
    The television series tie in definitely looks the odd one out.

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  17. We actually studied Mansfield Park, but I borrowed all the rest and read them again and again. Pride and Prejudice is my favourite and I think I’ve probably read it at least 30 times and watched the BBC series 5 or 6 times

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  18. Obviously, one of the great classics written. It’s been 200 years and yet it is still love by the readers of our time. A timeless work of art in literature indeed.

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  19. A treat to the eyes and memory, I love the two covers of 1995 and 2009.

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