Masked and Austentatious
The proliferation of face masks in every conceivable style, color, fabric, and design is either an encouraging sign of inexhaustible human creativity and entrepreneurship, or a really depressing indicator of how long the coronavirus is likely to be with us.
By now, it’s possible to buy luxury face masks in pastel-colored silk, or Disney Princess-themed face masks for small children, or slightly creepy face masks featuring your favorite breed of dog. So it should come as no surprise that if you’re looking for a Jane Austen-themed face mask, your choices are practically infinite.
A small sampling:
* Jane Austen quotes: The first line of Pride and Prejudice, the first line of Wentworth’s letter, the best line from Love and Freindship . . . But how will anyone read all this from six feet away?
Or perhaps you would prefer a quote that’s been ripped out of context? Step right up!
Or a misattributed movie quote? Yes, indeed! And again!
* Book cover: The famous 1894 peacock edition of Pride and Prejudice? Right here, on your face, in purple. Or in blue!
* Images of Austen: No, of course it probably doesn’t look like her, but whatever!
* Sanditon fan? They’ve got you covered. Plus a backup.
* Janeite pride: “Jane Austen Rocks”? Well, duh!