Are teens just getting “too cool” to be reading the classics? Is that why the publishing industry is marketing Wuthering Heights in a new cover eerily similar to Twilight? And if you look in the upper right corner, is advertised as being “Edward and Bella’s favorite book”.
If these Twilight inspired covers encourage a young adult to read Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights outside of required reading that’s great; but I am still slightly perplexed about such classics being influenced by Stephenie Meyer. I understand that there are references to Jane Austen, the Brontes and William Shakespeare in the Twilight Saga, but enough to have their works striped of their original dust jackets?
I find this frustrating. Do you think Emily Bronte is rolling in her grave now?