Saturday, August 7, 2010

Weekly Geeks 2010-27: Judging a Book...

I thought it would be fun to look at book covers. I'll give you several topic ideas--and you can choose which you'd like to do.

Never judge a book by it's cover, as the saying goes. And there is much truth in that saying. Some of the best books that I have read have been enclosed in some of the plainest, shabbiest, and (sometimes) downright ugly covers. But lets face it. There is something wonderful about holding a beautiful book in your hands like a work of art (cough*unlike those digital e-readers*cough). It really does add to the experience. Here are some of the most beautiful covers for my favorite books:


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Cover art by Petra Borner
Part of the White's Books Collection

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Cover art by Reuben Toledo
Created for Penguin Classics

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Cover for Vintage Classics

Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Cover for Vintage Classics

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Cover art by Coralie Bickford-Smith
Created for Penguin Fine Books

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Created for The Folio Society

1 comment:

gautami tripathy said...

You posted some wonderful covers. They do make one wish to read those books.

Here is my Weekly Geeks post!