Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cover Candy: Couture Classics

Fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo recently gave couture-inspired makeovers to Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights and The Scarlet Letter. The covers were done in oil, watercolor or pencil. I really like these — my editions of these books are much more subdued, and I like having great books in beautiful covers that are clearly inspired by the text.

But sometimes cover updates are not okay, as with a Twilight-inspired edition of Wuthering Heights. While I'm glad more people might decide to pick up Emily Bronte's masterpiece, the publisher declaring it "Edward and Bella's Favorite Book" cheapens the text inside.

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