Judging A Book

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

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!

Eventually I will take pictures of books other than my many copies of Pride and Prejudice, but for now here are some vintage editions. One is another Signet Classics from 1980, and the other is a Pocket Books edition from 1940. The cover (the one with the hands) was one I’d never seen before until my friend gifted it to me! Typically I see a copy online (ususally on Instagram) and add it to my covet list, so it was a delight to see one that was unfamiliar to me.

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