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Pride and Prejudice

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It is always a pleasure to reread one of my favorite books and if it is in an edition as magnificent as this one, the pleasure is even greater..It´s beautifully edited, with wonderful drawings of all kinds of flowers and small animals (mostly birds and butterflies), which introduce the chapters and end them. I would buy this edition without any doubt.
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This beautiful edition of  Austen's Pride and Prejudice from The Marjolein Bastin Classics Series is beautifully embellished and illustrated with colorful florals that add a charming touch to this beloved work. The artwork is simply stunning, and a great accompaniment to the unabridged classic novel. It's great for collectors, long-time fans of the work, and new generations discovering these classics. 
Many thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for the advance copy.
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This is one of my favorite books of all time and this edition, with it's beautiful watercolor pictures and flowers decorating the book inside and out, is just stunning. Definitely the type of book that tips you to buy the copy even when you already have 15 other copies of it. And if you don't already own pride and prejudice, I highly recommend you get it because it is such a beautiful book. And Maryolians beautiful artwork only adds to it's infinite beauty.

Thank you #netgalley for allowing me to reread and see this beautiful version of one of my favorite books.
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Who wants a stunningly beautiful edition of a classic for a lot of money if you c a read th same words for way cheaper rather or for free online or secondhand with a cheapo copy?

And this edition? Hello georgous! If you want something that's makes a reread feel new simply becuse of how the book is done up? You find that her! 
And if you just want something stunning, that's also easily found in this edition.

Yes it doesn't offer anything new to the well known classic, but to me it still worth it when it's a beautiful enough edition and I am pretty sure that there are not a lot of other editions that can take this one on!
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One of my favorite books got an illustrated update in this beautiful copy. I thought Marjolein Bastin‘s illustrations were lovely. There was no rhyme or reason to the particular flowers given that they didn’t have any connection to the text, but it’s beautiful all the same. This would be a nice copy of P&P to give as a present!
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Pride and Prejudice is such a classic, and one that has been shown in movies for decades. Of course the book is better. This version is nice, but reading it on my Ipad was not the most easy way to read it. I read it on the new NetGalley Shelf. Graphics are nice, but for some reason I had a hard time reading this online. Still though, the story is great and the book is one I highly recommend. Just might be best in a physical copy.
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I swooned when I found this enchanting version of one of my fave books ever, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, rendering me as stunned as when Darcy arose from that pond in his puffy shirt! The lovely artwork by popular illustrator Marjolein Bastin sets off the original text to perfection. I know now what I want for my birthday. In fact, I’ll ask for the whole Marjolein Bastin series, collectible copies that reintroduce classic literature to the world. Oh happy days!

5 of 5 Stars
Pub Date 02 Mar 2021
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Thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing
and NetGalley for the ARC. Opinions are mine.
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Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books, so I was delighted to review this! This is a beautiful edition complete with many stunning illustrations from Marjolein Bastin. My favorite part was the wide variety of flowers that were very cleverly included! I think this would be the perfect gift for any Jane Austen fan, whether new or old. Illustrations also include sheet music, maps, family trees, and beautiful colors. This illustrated edition of Pride and Prejudice releases on February 2, 2021. Thank you so much to Marjolein Bastin, Andrews McMeel Publishing, and Netgalley for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Lovely light floral pictures illustrating Pride and Prejudice. Ties nicely into Elizabeth Bennet's love of nature. This would be a very pretty copy to gift someone.
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This review is concerned with the illustrations, not the classic text.
While I've enjoyed the artist's work on stationery in the past, the illustrations here didn't really add much. I don't think they reflected book action or seasons.
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The illustrations in this book were lovely, thought not thematically aimed. Interspersed with flowers and birds, this is a beautifully illustrated edition, however note that that is the only change that has been made-- the addition of flowers and birds.
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Marjolein Bastin’s beautiful illustrations of botanicals and nature have long been a favorite. Combine them with some of my favorite literature? Yes, please!

That said…the illustrations are incidental to the story. They are not illustrations of scenes from the books. The publisher’s blurb says there are facsimiles of sheet music, family trees, etc., but the eARCs I was provided did not include these, so I cannot comment on them. 

Story wise, these are as they have ever been. Pride and Prejudice is one of my “desert island” books; I can read it over and over, and not tire of it. Emma is still my least favorite of Austen’s works, and she still bugs me.

But there is a reason these classics have been made and remade as movies, whether set in their original timeframe or updated. They are charming and witty, and Austen’s observations on human nature, like Shakespeare’s, hold up to the test of time.

I definitely disagree with the publisher’s details on the reading level of these books. They are not for 7-10-year-olds, or 4th- to 6th-graders. I was a pretty advanced reader and didn’t read P&P until my sophomore year in high school. My college prep reading class struggled with the language and long sentences of these books. 

If you’re looking to collect beautiful copies of favorite books, these fill the bill. I couldn’t find specific information, but I imagine them in a larger trim size, on beautiful glossy 100 lb. paper, as with our fancy editions of Tolkein or Rowling. As they will not be released for three more months, this is only speculation. However, that would definitely do Bastein’s beautiful, delicate work justice!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the eARCs.
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Loved it!! The illustrations are beautiful and colourful. Very apt for the story. Wish I had a physical copy of this book 😭 

Thank you Netgalley for the arc in exchange for an honest opinion.
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Pride and Prejudice is a timeless tale that is loved by many.  This illustrated edition is beautiful, however, I was expecting the illustrations to relate more to the book.
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I loved this new version of pride and prejudice, the same words of Jane Austen that I read a long time ago surrounded by beautiful watercolor illustrations and with details in the letters and invitations that the characters exchange, I think it is the perfect book for any library, and a perfect gift for every one.
It was a beautiful experience re-rereading this classic on such beautiful pages.
Thanks to #NetGalley for let me read this beautiful book
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Pride and Prejudice is a masterpiece. It was the first classic book I’ve ever read, and it is dear to my heart until this day (let’s not talk about my shattering obsession with this book, please). 

I try to buy as many copies as possible because I’m simply in love with every Pride and Prejudice book I see. So when I saw this book, with its magnificent cover, I was hooked. But unfortunately I was a little disappointed. 

Don’t get me wrong, those illustrations were beautiful, stunning, but I was expecting illustrations ABOUT the book. Full pages of illustrations, a beautiful portrait of Elizabeth and Mr.Darcy. I don’t know if I was the one who understood that it would be illustrations about the book but still, it was a little disappointing. 

The book is beautiful, and I’m probably going to buy a copy for me, for my little collection of P&P editions, but it’s not my favourite edition ever.
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I’ll let the many reviews for the text of this marvelous book stand, and leave my words for the illustrations of this particular edition.

I did go into this expecting full page, scene illustrations from a story that I love and know well, so I was a little disappointed when that was not the case.

However, the little touches of nature, in some truly beautifully rendered birds and flowers alongside the edges of some pages and at the end of each chapter are gorgeous little touches grounding the story in the countryside of Austen’s story. The illuminated style of each first letter in each chapter was also lovely. And the final spread of pages at the end was breathtaking, and I would buy prints of those pages.

All in all, not what I expected from an illustrated edition, but a lovely addition to an Austen fan’s collection, regardless.
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This edition of one of my most beloved stories of all time is so beautiful. I can't wait to gift it to my best friend who is obsessed with Pride and Prejudice :)
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Pretty illustrations, which is what I expected, but not enough to make me rush out and replace my copy of the book.
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I love Pride and Prejudice.  What is there to say about Austen's masterpiece that hasn't already been said many times? If you haven't read it, you need to do so now. Okay? So we're cool then. 
Just commenting on the pictures in this incarnation of the book. 

This is an illustrated edition with beautiful drawings of plants, birds and insects. I imagine them as a Bennet girl's educational project. None of the pictures have anything to do with the plot of the book and don't add anything in that respect. But they're pretty, and a splash of colour might  enliven the reading experience for young readers and others who struggle with concentrating on pages and pages of mere words. 

With or without pictures, Austen is always worth it. If illustrated, my personal preference is pictures that have to do with the plot, if they  add some historical understanding or contain clever depictions of the characters. However, generic flora and fauna are preferable to plot related pictures that clash with the historical era or  quarrel with my mental pictures of the characters.
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