In case you didn’t know, I am pro-buying multiple editions of books. Even those I haven’t read yet. My Jane Austen collection is particularly – ahem – stacked, and among the titles I haven’t read, Persuasion stands three spines across. Okay, so they actually stand in alphabetical then publication order, but that doesn’t sound as snappy.
Anyway, I have three paperback editions of Persuasion, which I’m sharing for this installment of From My Bookshelf.
The first is my Penguin Classics edition, which is pretty standard and doesn’t really need an explanation.
The second is my Barnes & Noble Classics edition – the small version. I love these editions (I have a couple other books in this edition) because they are great for marking up/annotating, they easily fit in a bag, and they’re pretty sturdy.
The third is a Signet Classics edition, which is my favorite of the three. This used little book is just so charming, and I have a copy of this edition of Northanger Abbey, so that makes this version even more special to me and my shelves.
2019 will be the year that I finish reading my unread Jane Austen books – this is my official announcement. I’ll check back in later in the year to see if I actually stick to this plan. 😏 Have you read Persuasion? Does the same book take up a lot of space on your books, because you can’t help yourself when you see a new edition? Do you have a list of editions you wish you could purchase right now? Share your joys and wants in the comments.