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Ludicrous book covers

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Ludicrous book covers

Post by EC2 » Sat October 29th, 2011, 9:32 am

I've put this in the Chat section because the classic novels involved are mostly written contemporary with the author. What on earth were the designers thinking - other than having female nudity in the brain! http://causticcovercritic.blogspot.com/ ... vexed.html
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Post by Vanessa » Sat October 29th, 2011, 10:28 am

Totally bizarre! :eek: The covers don't really seem to have any connection the what the books are about!
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Post by Misfit » Sat October 29th, 2011, 12:59 pm

Ummmm. I googled the publisher just to see if it wasn't some silly hoax and found this list at Amazon. Ewwwwww.
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Post by Madeleine » Sat October 29th, 2011, 1:18 pm

Perhaps they're trying to attract a different type of reader - who would, of course, be pretty disappointed, although I did notice that the Amazon books are all Kindle editions. I do wonder what that cherub on the cover of Persuasion is up to though!
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Post by Ludmilla » Sat October 29th, 2011, 2:15 pm

LOL. There are some interesting forgotten auhtors on that Amazon list. Dare I even ask what "Man-Size" by William MacLeod Raine is about?

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Post by EC2 » Sat October 29th, 2011, 3:01 pm

Having looked further though, most of the titles seem to have been taken down, so I wonder if it IS a clever hoax. The Mary Shelly book seems legit though, so I dunno.
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Post by fljustice » Sat October 29th, 2011, 4:07 pm

I hope it was a hoax, because some of those covers were absolutely hilarious...as Ludmilla pointed out Man-Size.
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Post by Nefret » Sat October 29th, 2011, 5:57 pm

Ridiculous, and hilarious... as book covers. Those should stay paintings.
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Post by annis » Sat October 29th, 2011, 7:19 pm

How utterly bizarre! I thought this was a wind-up, but there are these books listed on Amazon with covers as shown. What on earth , for example, has Lady Godiva got to do with Jane Austen's Regency world? Good grief.

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Post by LoveHistory » Sun October 30th, 2011, 9:39 pm

[quote=""annis""]How utterly bizarre! I thought this was a wind-up, but there are these books listed on Amazon with covers as shown. What on earth , for example, has Lady Godiva got to do with Jane Austen's Regency world? Good grief.[/quote]

I could see Caroline Bingley going to those lengths to get Mr. Darcy's attention. :D

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