Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Pride and Prejudice (XI)

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!

Yes, more Pride and Prejudice! I don’t think I’ve posted even half my collection. Sad to say, I just don’t consider some of my editions to be worthy of a Judging post. But I do still have more up my sleeve – not to mention the ones I haven’t purchased yet! These are two of my more recent purchased and it’s a bit of a bummer that neither has any illustrations, but they both have lovely cover art. First up we have the fabulous Scholastic edition I found on my honeymoon in Aruba. It’s one I’ve never seen before too! I love the Rorschach feel over the cover art. Published in 2015, ISBN: 9781407158518. The green edition is from Signet Classics and it’s a sturdy little copy that I would actually read (yes, some of my copies will be kept pristine). Published in 2008, ISBN: 9780451530783.

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