Let me go back to the covers. As fantastic as the covers over the past centuries are, why did the Norton Critical Edition choose to use such a basic painting of a landscape? The clouds make for the depressing days surrounding most of English sky. I guess the whole issue I am having with this cover is the fact that it provides no questioning or eye-catching urge. If I walked into a bookstore I would never pick this book off of the shelf. The ugly green sage color still does nothing for the book. This is purely an academic directed cover. I felt the same way when I say the John Milton Paradise Lost cover (picture below). Yes it provides a pretty picture but I am left bored and not wanting to read the books. In P&P the whole issue lies within the class, male verse female, and of course love. The cover above barley even hits on class to begin with. The next cover is a little bit better.