Pride and Prejudice 200th anniversary: The best book covers from the celebrated Jane Austen novel.

200 Years of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Reading between the lines.
Feb. 1 2013 11:00 PM

200 Years of Pride and Prejudice

Celebrating the book's best covers.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that sometimes it’s OK to judge a book by its cover. This week marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of one of Jane Austen’s most beloved novels, Pride and Prejudice. The bicentennial is being celebrated with marathon readings and themed balls, and in the years since its publication, the book has inspired countless Hollywood movies and some bizarre reimaginings. But the numerous editions of the original text have also seen a wealth of interpretive covers: from the annotated to the peacock-inspired. Here’s to 200 more years.

  Life
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 3 2015 11:17 AM Why They Fled Underground Railroad operator Sydney Howard Gay’s meticulous guestbook reveals how and why enslaved men and women risked everything to escape north.
  Slate Plus
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 3 2015 10:59 AM To Do No Harm? History of American Slavery, Episode 7: What modern medicine gained from slavery, and how slaveholders sought to legitimize their ideology through science.