Friday, November 10, 2023

The Friday Face-Off: Current Read #17

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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:
Current Read #17

For this week's Friday face-off, I'm featuring a book I've been slowing working my way through and really enjoying: Anne Eekhout's Mary and the Birth of Frankenstein. This is a reimagining of Mary Shelley's life centering around 1814 and 1816 in the period leading up to her creation of Frankenstein.This book was originally written in Dutch and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it has quite a variety of different cover editions out there, most of which are really lovely! Let's have a look at them. :) 

2023 US | 2021 Dutch

 2022 Italian | 2023 UK

2023 Danish | 2023 French

My choice(s):
These are all so beautiful! I have to say that the UK edition really stands out to me, though I also am drawn to the aesthetics of the Danish edition, as well. But I also like the Dutch edition and think some about the US edition is really classic and captures the historical setting well, so I'm not sure I have one true favorite from these. Which cover(s) do you like best?


  1. Wow, these are all so different! I think I like the Danish one the best.

  2. The UK and Danish editions are my favorite. This sounds fascinating!