The Classic Novels Inspiring Our New Bookish Arrivals
Here at Joanie, we like to wear our love of literature on our sleeve! From Jane Austen to Emily Brontë and Louisa May Alcott to Charles Dickens, we pay tribute to the classic novels on everybody’s reading list this year. Read on for classics, new editions of previous bestsellers and some new styles that are hot off the press!
Pride & Prejudice
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!” - Pride & Prejudice
First up is Pride & Prejudice, top on our list of classic novels to read; it is a truth universally acknowledged that this story of love, family and class is one of classic literature’s greatest works. Mrs Bennet, the wife of a country gentleman has only one aim in life, to find each of her five daughters a suitable husband. Austen tells the story of Mrs Bennet’s second-eldest daughter, Elizabeth as she must overcome pride and prejudice in order to marry aristocratic landowner, Mr Darcy through humour, wit and cutting social commentary.
We’ve brought back one of your favourite titles from our style library! Our homage to one of our favourite books in classic literature, the Lydia Pride & Prejudice Slogan Sweatshirt returns in a botanical green! Soft, warm and in a fleecy brushed back sweatshirt - it’s perfect reading attire!
Another one for all the Austen acolytes is the Pemberley Pride & Prejudice Slogan Tee. Named in tribute to Mr Darcy’s home, a symbol of wealth and education in the novel, the T-shirt has a vintage dust jacket design graphic illustration of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, with Pemberley in the distance behind them. A bookish take on a classic tee!
Emily Brontë’s story set in the Howarth Moors uses the wiley, windy moors to represent the love between Cathy and Heathcliff. Following the death of Mr Earnshaw, Heathcliff leaves for London, believing his love for Cathy to be unrequited. He returns years later as a wealthy gentleman with the intention of revenge.
Named after our favourite character in the literary masterpiece, the highly requested Heathcliff Wuthering Heights Slogan Sweatshirt is back in stock, ready to take your sweatshirt collection to new heights!
Heathcliff, it’s me Cathy… Introducing the Cathy Wuthering Heights Slogan Tee in 100% cotton with a vintage style illustration print inspired by the book. Sure to be a new bestseller!
Next in our literary series is the Havisham Great Expectations Slogan Tee. Generally accepted as Charles Dickens’ finest work, Great Expectations tells the story of Pip, a young blacksmith’s son, through his childhood and young adulthood as he finds the truth about himself in his great expectations of high society.
Our Havisham Great Expectations Slogan Tee is named after one of the classic novel’s most memorable characters, vengeful Miss Havisham. The graphic of a stopped clock and wedding dress depicts the moment Miss Havisham received the letter to inform her that her marriage ceremony had been cancelled, with a clock stopped at twenty to nine. Miss Havisham wears her wedding dress for the rest of time.
“I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.” - Little Women
Meet the March Little Women Illustration Print Tee, our graphic tee in honour of our four favourite New Englanders, The March Family; Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth. The story of four sisters, each with very different personalities, is backgrounded by the American Civil War, where their father is fighting. We follow the sisters through the challenges of growing up as young women in society. Simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring, May’s portrayal of their sisterly bond is timeless as each reader can find something of themselves in a March sister. Who’s your favourite?
For further reading of cosy styles, perfect to curl up with a good book in, look no further than Joanie’s Book Lovers edit! Wear your new year’s resolution on your sleeve with the Eastman Read More Books Slogan Jumper; a charcoal soft knit with a cream intarsia lettering. Or make a statement in our Dewey Read More Books Slogan Tee, a 100% cotton classic fit T-shirt!
“Reading give us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” - Mason Cooley