Austen’s Silhouette

My Norton Edition of P&P (New York: Norton, 2001) has a silhouette supposedly of Jane Austen on the back of it. It suddenly struck me just how much she looks like Elinor (as played by Hattie Morahan) in the 2007 S&S movie; it’s exactly the same hairstyle, and even the shape of the nose matches:

JaneAustenSilhouette

Nice job on costuming and hairdo, film-making people. I really love having a better version of Austen to picture, rather than that more commonly seen and slightly fatuous-looking print taken from Cassandra Austen’s watercolour.

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