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February 10, 2009

wggeekurl5Judge a Book By Its Cover!

This week it’s all about judging books by their covers! Pick a book–any book, really–and search out multiple book cover images for that book. They could span a decade or two (or more)…Or they could span several countries. Which cover is your favorite? Which one is your least favorite? Which one best ‘captures’ what the book is about?

I obviously chose Pride & Prejudice because I’ve never seen a book with so many reprints and entirely different covers! It was a lot of fun pulling some of these covers, especially the translated versions! Here is some of what I found…

These are some English versions from over the years… I love the variety!





These are some international covers… they all seem notably different in style, which is SO interesting!41sg6hxt9el_ss500_41y2dh8q00l_ss500_51n8fc7k01l_ss500_51rqy-dmiil_ss500_416r6f8aytl_sl500_aa240_1501883615963079krenariparagjykim_kopertine1-kopiert5-yeginobaly-ac3bek-ve-guru (These covers are in French, Spanish and Turkish).

9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2009 2:29 pm

    That was an impressive collection!
    I like cover no 6 and 16. On the whole I prefer covers which show the dresses of Jane Austen´s time.

  2. February 10, 2009 2:37 pm

    I love that last one. Thanks for showing the international ones. So fascinating!

  3. February 12, 2009 2:33 am

    I love your choices! I love that you put some from other countries. There has to be hundreds of covers for this book I bet! You chose very nice ones to show us and if I saw any of them I’d read it. Oh..except maybe the last one!

  4. February 13, 2009 9:32 pm

    I don’t like Austen. I gave away all her book to my niece!


  5. February 16, 2009 12:56 pm

    Great idea…I actually posted my response to this question on my blog using, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, feel free to check it out!


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