Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Iconic Book Covers

Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall
 by Winston Graham
The Informer by Liam O'FlahertyA Wizard of Earthsea by Ursla le GuinThis link may not work for very long, but it is to a page on Alibris of "50 Iconic Book Covers." I am so fascinated by the artistic collection, I hope others can see it.

I needed a reminder to take time and appreciate the art of dust jackets. I haven't read any of the three I've pasted pictures of, but their covers alone do draw me to them.


Miss Tilney said...

I remember that cover for Poldark but my original Wizard of Earthsea was very different, almost art nouveau. The Earthsea trilogy is my favourite fantasy novel - I love complete worlds and Earthsea is almost perfect, I would have sooner lived in Earthsea than Middle Earth.

M.K. said...

Truly beautiful, detailed, compelling pictures add so much to how we feel about a book, from childhood to adulthood. I like those covers.

Pom Pom said...

We do like book covers, don't we? I think it's why we're so happy in book stores. Thank you for the link!

E Helena E said...

Some of the young adult classic dust jackets (actually, paperback covers now) that are re-released are entirely wrong for the era and tone of the book. It's wonderful that the books are deemed timeless, but the more "modern" covers are already dated (thinking of some 20-40 old versions)

Marfa said...

They are beautiful works of art...thank you for sharing them...I honestly do tend to judge a book by its cover!