Friday, August 6, 2021

The Friday Face-Off: An Inn


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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.  You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
“They cluck their thick tongues, and shake their heads and suggest, os so very delicately!” – The Motel

I couldn't think of any books I've read with a motel on the cover, but I did immediately think of The Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, so I figured this might be a close enough option. It was interesting to me how many covers featured the ship rather than the inn itself. 

Jamaica InnLa posada JamaicaJamaica Inn
2015 US Paperback | 2018 Spanish Edition | 1971 US Mass Market

Jamaica InnJamaica InnJamaica Inn
1937 US Paperback | 2003 US Paperback | 2013 US Paperback

Jamaica võõrastemajaHospoda JamajkaТрактир "Ямайка"
2019 Estonian | 2010 Czech | 2010 Russian

A Pousada da JamaicaJamaica InnHanul Jamaica
2010 Portuguese | ??? | 2013 Romanian

My choice(s):
Jamaica InnJamaica InnJamaica Inn
I asked myself, "which covers make me want to read this book the most?" and these three all vied for my attention. The fact that they are all in the same row was completely coincidental, I promise. 

What cover(s) do you like the most?


  1. This is a great choice. I think my favorite is the 1971 mass market, it's got that old school look to it😁

  2. There are so many great ones, it's hard to choose!

  3. Ooh that first one and third one- so Gothic! I also like the 1937, the 2013 paperback... so many good ones! So atmospheric... the Romnian one also. Tough call but I like 2013 PB one the most- must be the ship??