April 08, 2021

#BookReview: Emma: Illustrations by Marjolein Bastin by Jane Austen, Marjolein Bastin






Synopsis: The exquisite illustrations of Marjolein Bastin meet timeless text in this elegant special edition of an English masterpiece. 

The Marjolein Bastin Classics Seriesis a chance to rediscover classic literature in collectible, luxuriously illustrated volumes. For the first time ever, the internationally celebrated artwork of Marjolein Bastin graces the pages of a timeless classic, EmmaBeyond bringing these stories to life, Bastin’s series adds elaborately designed ephemera, such as letters, invitations, and more. Whether an ideal gift for an Austen or Brontë devotee or a treat for yourself, the Marjolein Bastin Classics Series, as a set or individually purchasedis perfect for anyone who feels a connection to these enduring literary gems.



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Rating: 💫
My Review: 
This was absolutely terrible.  I DNFed this one after just one chapter. One chapter was more than enough to let me know of I would hate this one as I have Austen's other works. The writing style is terrible and is more like the ramblings of a shallow, bored woman than of a novel. Jane Austen tends to focus on just how vapid and shallow women of the upper class often were in her time. The illustrations of Marjolein Bastin were however gorgeous and the only reason I awarded this book one star.






About the Author

Marjolein Bastin’s passion for the natural world is of a universal quality that appeals to people the world over. You can find Marjolein’s artwork on greeting cards, calendars, dinnerware, bedding, gifts, and many other products. But for Marjolein, only one thing remains important: spend every day behind her desk painting the natural world around her.

She also writes and illustrates children’s books featuring the endearing Vera the Mouse character, which she created. Through her art and words, Marjolein offers people a simple reminder to pause and enjoy nature and allow it to be a source of serenity, energy, and healing. Finding inspiration in a bird lighting on a branch or a leaf drying in the autumn sun, Marjolein takes long walks each afternoon to seek new ideas for her artwork and her writings. Marjolein and her husband, Gaston, divide their time between country homes in Holland, Switzerland, and in Missouri,  as well a tropical retreat in the Cayman Islands. Each setting provides a unique glimpse of what nature has to offer throughout the world. The couple has a son, Mischa, a daughter, Sanna, and two grandchildren. 









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