Oooh la la …
Art, literature, and some of my favorite female figures from cherished fiction?
I must be dreaming.
I’ve just enjoyed a tantalizing glimpse into a new book that will be released on August 27.
“A treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolor and in word, of literature’s most well-read female characters. Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan …”
And, yes—Jane Eyre!
“Each seems to live on the page through celebrated artist Samantha Hahn’s evocative portraits and hand-lettered quotations, with the pairing of art and text capturing all the spirit of the character as she was originally written,” extols the book’s description.
Are you drooling?
As if I wasn’t hooked already, I hear that the book will have a silkscreened cloth spine, debossed cover, and “pages that turn with the tactile satisfaction of watercolor paper.”
Pardon me while I swoon.
I’m a sucker for a book with tactile appeal, and I cannot wait to get my hands on this one.
Tell me—which characters are you hoping to see?