April 07, 2021

#BookReview: Pride and Prejudice: Illustrations by Marjolein Bastin by Jane Austen, Marjolein Bastin (Illustrations)






Synopsis: Gems of literature in a luxurious and unique design by Marjolein Bastin.

The Marjolein Bastin Classics Series is 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, Pride and Prejudice, the enduring story of the Bennet sisters and their quest for suitable marriagesBeyond bringing these stories to life, Bastin’s series adds elaborately designed ephemera, such as four-color maps, letters, family trees, and sheet music. 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:  
I've been slowly working my way through the classics and was thrilled to get the chance to read this copy of what is supposed to bea great novel. Unfortunately I was beyond disappointed with this story. The only reason I gave this book two stars was because of the beautiful illustrations by Marjolein Bastin. This book was very tedious and hard to get through. I almost DNFed it multiple times but in the end stuck it out in hopes I would eventually see why this is considered such a classic. For me the overall tone of the book was incredibly whiny and gossipy and paints women as nothing more than objects meant to look beautiful, gossip, and find a husband. And the whole love story between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy was frustrating.  She goes from utterly despising him to oh maybe he's not so bad to of course I'll marry you. It made no sense at all. 



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.  --This text refers to the hardcover edition.









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