For someone who has been dead for 200 years, Jane Austen is pretty popular. Her image and quotations adorn all kinds of items—from t-shirts to tea towels—and the Jane Austen “industry” seems to encompass an ever-expanding range of merchandise. In my sojourns through the internet I’ve found some unusual Jane-related items. Below I’ve displayed the ones I found to be the most…surprising. I hope you enjoy them as well.
Pride and Prejudice baby onesie. I love this. I don’t know if it’s because it conjures
images of an infant Darcy or because I wonder what kind of things would make an
average infant lose his/her good opinion.
Jane Austen finger puppet. I don’t think this is the most flattering
likeness of Jane I’ve ever seen; however, it also doubles as a refrigerator magnet.
Jane Austen air freshener. According to the description: “As a genteel lady of the landed gentry, you know
the social importance of hiding any errant odors that might enter the nostril of a potential suitor.”
Pride and Prejudice confetti. I think I need to create an occasion to use this.
Jane Austen tattoos. I also need an occasion to use these—perhaps
when I join the Jane Austen biker gang. 🙂
Jane Austen toothpaste. Rose flavored. The same
company also sells Sigmund Freud toothpaste.
Goodnight Mr. Darcy. This is quite cute—combining Pride and
Prejudice and the children’s classic Goodnight Moon.
Pride and Prejudice quote thong.
I’m not sure what occasion this quotation—in
this particular location—would be appropriate for.