What are your first impressions as you look at the cover?
Does the book cover have an aspect that reflects the character, setting, or plot of the novel?
If you could have designed the book cover what would you have chosen?
Well, the classic that I read this month was John Dickson Carr’s 1946 Locked-Room mystery He Who Whispers.
The cover of the edition that I picked up was the staid Penguin cover giving no indication of the story whatsoever.
That was kind of disappointing because I do enjoy looking at the covers of the books though I don’t think I’ve ever chosen a book just because of its cover.
A look at the other editions and I found that some of them had rather salacious covers:
The cover that I liked best was this:
This is the virtually inaccessible tower where the murder is committed.
Submitted for the April prompt of A Classics Challenge.
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Dear Blogger,Your post about the cover of books reminded me of something.Some years back, Purva was assessed as needing ESL classes at her school – ESL means \”English as a second language\” and is generally meant for those whose English is weak. We were somewhat annoyed at this since this is a kid who has to be forced to talk in Hindi. But, Purva seemed to like her teacher and so, I let it go.Sometime later, I was reading \”The Frog Prince\” to Purva and I asked her the moral of the story at the end. She replied, \”Don't judge a book by its cover\”. I was impressed that she understood this and found out that she had learnt about it in her ESL class.So, I stopped complaining about the ESL class and adopted a motto – \”Don't judge a class by its name\”.- Nitu