Author(s): Jane Austen
To celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of "Pride and Prejudice", the Collector's Library will publish its lavishly illustrated edition in colour in January. Jane Austen's best-loved novel is a memorable story about the inaccuracy of first impressions, about the power of reason, and above all about the strange dynamics of human relationships and emotions. Here, where Hugh Thomson's delightful period illustrations were originally black-and-white, they have been sensitively coloured by Barbara Frith, one of Britain's most accomplished colourists. Hugh Thomson (1860-1920) was the finest exponent of period illustration in what is sometimes known as the 'powder and patch' school.