This Cover Art Imagines Victorian Literature for the Tinder Generation
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Well, those are alarmingly realistic. These literary loves are given apps like Tinder, Twitter, and WhatsApp, not to mention a selfie stick and Wi-Fi connections. Daily Star gave us Professor John Sutherland's insight on the difficult-to-imagine covers. "Inserting these devices and methods of communication in classic romances highlights how much they can interrupt a romantic mood," Professor Sutherland said. "A Heathcliff that spent his time hash-tagging wouldn't be identified as the romantic hero we think of today." According to Daily Star, a poll of British adults think we're 54% less romantic than in Austen's time; 34% blame this on our over-reliance and use of technology. Yeah, I'd say so.
I do believe that everyone is more attractive when they aren't looking at their phone, and that includes the handsome Mr. Darcy. These covers will be able to download this weekend here, but take this as a lesson for the upcoming Valentine's Day and every day. Be present in the moment and always remember: WWJAD—What Would Jane Austen Do?
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