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:
This week's Friday Face-Off challenge topic is Gothic, and I had more than a few thoughts come up, but I don't think I've ever looked too much at editions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (and frankly, I don't think I really see special editions of it much??), so I thought it would the perfect pick. I also love Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and recently (finally) got around to a re-read this past week, so it's also perfect timing! Now, let's check out some of these covers, because I have a feeling there will be some interesting ones.
2008 Arabic | 1982 US Mass Market | 2015 US Wisehouse Classics
2007 Polish | 1994 US Penguin | ???
2004 Arabic | 2019 Spanish | 2012 Arabic
2015 US Penguin Classics | 2011 Russian | 1983 US Illustrated Classics
1991 US Vintage | 2014 Turkish | 2003 French
2018 Romanian | 2019 Turkish | 2015 Portuguese
2015 Turkish | 1999 Italian | 2002 Portuguese
2007 US | 2004 Spanish | 2007 Finnish
There are so many covers to choose from, and this isn't half of them! I feel really drawn to these Turkish and Romanian editions because they seem to capture the darkness and duality that are the most present themes. I'd love to own copies of these editions!
What cover(s) do you like the most?
Wow, these are all quite different! The 2014 Turkish one stands out to me, just because it's so colorful, not that it necessarily matches the tone of the book!ReplyDelete
I know, such a variety! I don't understand where that Turkish cover came from, but I agree it stands out a lot. It'd be a great cover for another book, haha. :)Delete
I love the 2019 Turkish cover the best, but what's up with the 2014 Turkish cover, lol?ReplyDelete
Right?? I can't quite understand where that cover design came from, haha.Delete
I've never read that story! And what a mix of covers. I think my favorite might be the one from Romania, but Also the Portuguese one, maybe because of the green beaker.ReplyDelete