Were you born to be a hero or heroine?
Jane Austen thinks so. Throughout Northanger Abbey, she analyzes and critiques her era's "requirements" that young ladies thought they needed to live up to qualify as a heroine. And she proves by crafting Catherine Morland differently that those standards are nonsense. After all, each of us was born to be a heroine or hero in our own unique story.
About the Design
This design speaks to one of Northanger Abbey's most important themes: everyone was born to be a hero or heroine.
It is part of the "Born to be a Heroine" collection based on classic literature's leading ladies.
This design features the phrase "BORN TO BE AN HEROINE." It uses "an" instead of "a" because it is a direct quote from the first line of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. She used "an," and we wanted to stay true to her words. Plus, it adds a touch of early 19th-century English spelling flair.
The back of the hoodie features a small Ellie Dashwood logo and the full quote from Northanger Abbey.
About the Quote
The quote comes from Chapter 1 of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. Here Austen introduces us to her heroine, Catherine Morland:
No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine.
About Your New Favorite Hoodie
Feel the Comfort
This hoodie feels like wearing a warm hug. It's made of air-jet spun yarn for that extra soft feel. It's the perfect cool weather companion with a double-lined hood, matching drawcord, and front pouch pocket.
Enjoy the Quality
Love the elegance of embroidery? Then you'll enjoy this hoodie's embroidered main design that adds an extra classy touch.
Made Just for You
This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!
We carefully source the best hoodie styles for you. Sometimes because of manufacturer unavailability, we may need to substitute a similar hoodie cut with slightly different coloring or sizing. The hoodie's graphic design will remain the same.
• 50% pre-shrunk cotton, 50% polyester
How to Find the Right Size
The "width" measurement on the table below is how wide the hoodie is when measured across the front or back. It is a different measurement than your chest circumference.
You can find out which width will work best for you by taking your best-fitting hoodie or sweatshirt and laying it flat on a table. Then measure across the chest's width. Then use that measurement to choose the correct size on this chart.
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