Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Jane Austen Omnibus

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!

This gorgeous, incredibly heavy, Jane Austen omnibus was a gift from a friend (who blogs about Star Wars, upcoming movies and other nerdy things if you’re interested) and I love the simple, elegant cover design. This is the 2012 Race Point Publishing edition. Cover and slipcase designed by Ziga Media and an introduction by Jennifer C. Garlen. It contains all Austen’s novels, plus Lady Susan and some extras. ISBN: 9781937994181. Some photos also feature my adorable page flags by Girl of All Work.