We've talked about book covers before. The old adage of 'don't judge a book by it's cover' means nothing to me. I do it all the time. I'm slightly obsessed with book covers. Specifically, I love looking for well designed versions of books I ready have and love. Lately, I've been looking at different editions of Pride & Prejudice. Here are a few interesting ones I've found thus far. I'm not committing to any of these yet, but please weigh in. It's sharing time.
1. Illustrated, paperback
Pros: Gorgeous illustrations and display type! I love the two columns, best interior page design of the bunch.
Cons: It's paperback! I really want a hardcover, and it's rather small.
2. Black and white graphics, paperback
Pros: How great is that illustration? So much contrast, so unexpected and so fitting. Check out Mr. Darcy, stepping on her dress. Love it.
Cons: Again, it's paperback. I've only seen this version online, I have no idea what the interior pages are like. The cover bodes well for the interior design, but maybe they blew the budget on the cover and the inside had to suffer. I've seen it happen before.
3. Imprinted, leather
Pros: The cover looks like a journal.
Cons: The cover looks like a journal.
4. Illustrated cover, paperback
Pros: This feels classically Austen to me. Very subject appropriate.
Cons: Again, it's paperback. I'm not a gentle girl. Over time, I may destroy this. Also, I don't like the idea of Elizabeth Bennet being a blond.
5. Patterned cover, hardcover
Pros: Hardcover! Also, check out that pattern. Very intricate and classic.
Cons: Yes, do check out that pattern. Is it interesting, or is it wallpaper? It's good, but it's not great. Lackluster at best.
I'm not sure. For now, the search continues. What do you think, am I off base?