This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
To kick off my Judging posts this month, I’m featuring my latest edition to my P&P collection. I mean, look at this beauty! The cover is embossed, the book is in full-color, even the edges of the pages are designed. I don’t know if I could really pick a favorite edition, but this would be up there. It was published in 2015 by Rockport Publishers as part of their Classics Reimagined series, illustrated by Alice Pattullo, ISBN: 9781631590764.