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Pride & Prejudicece - Drop Caps

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Zusatztext Winner of the 2012 Fifty Books/Fifty Covers show, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books Winner of the 2014 Type Directors Club Communication Design Award Praise for Penguin Drop Caps: "[Penguin Drop Caps] convey a sense of nostalgia for the tactility and aesthetic power of a physical book and for a centuries-old tradition of beautiful lettering." — Fast Company “Vibrant, minimalist new typographic covers…. Bonus points for the heartening gender balance of the initial selections.” —Maria Popova, Brain Pickings "The Penguin Drop Caps series is a great example of the power of design. Why buy these particular classics when there are less expensive, even free editions of Great Expectations ? Because they’re beautiful objects. Paul Buckley and Jessica Hische’s fresh approach to the literary classics reduces the design down to typography and color. Each cover is foil-stamped with a cleverly illustrated letterform that reveals an element of the story. Jane Austen’s A ( Pride and Prejudice ) is formed by opulent peacock feathers and Charlotte Bronte’s B ( Jane Eyre ) is surrounded by flames. The complete set forms a rainbow spectrum prettier than anything else on your bookshelf." —Rex Bonomelli,  The New York Times "Drool-inducing." — Flavorwire "Classic reads in stunning covers—your book club will be dying." — Redbook Informationen zum Autor Jane Austen  (1775–1817), the seventh child of a parish rector, is one of the most celebrated writers in the English language. Jessica Hische  is a letterer, an illustrator, a typographer, and a web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a  Forbes  magazine “30 under 30” in art and design. She lives in San Francisco, California, and Brooklyn, New York. Klappentext From A to Z! the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers-featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps! a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions! each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet by superstar type designer Jessica Hische! whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed andRules of Civility. A collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley! the series design encompasses foil-stamped paper-over-board cases in a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six book spines and a decorative stain on all three paper edges. Penguin Drop Caps debuts with an "A" for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice! a "B" for Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre! and a "C" for Willa Cather's My Ántonia! and continues with more classics from Penguin. A is for Austen. Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet in Austen's beloved classic Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth's early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of his arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved. Leseprobe Chapter I It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. "My dear Mr. Bennet," said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?" Mr. Bennet replied that he ha...

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Authors Jane Austen, Jane/ Hische Austen, Jessica Hische
Assisted by Jessica Hische (Illustration), John Balcom (Editor)
Publisher Penguin Books USA
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 01.11.2012
EAN 9780143123163
ISBN 978-0-14-312316-3
No. of pages 416
Dimensions 138 mm x 197 mm x 32 mm
Series Plume
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Subject Fiction > Narrative literature

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