Awesome book cover Friday: Sense and Sensibility

This week’s pick was inspired by the wonderful blogger Tara, who featured a fantastic illustrated cover of Jane Austin’s Sense and Sensibility on her blog. I’m not sure where she found that version, but I did dig up a couple other good ones.

First, a blue cover illustrated by Cassandra Chouinard. And second, a more girly pink edition that’s sadly out of print.

Which one is your favorite? Do you have an awesome cover of Sense and Sensibility that I didn’t include? Please share!

Have you read this book? Let us know why you love it so much!

2 thoughts on “Awesome book cover Friday: Sense and Sensibility

  1. I like the top one quite a bit. I’m a bit torn about recent efforts to make classic book covers more chic and modern, as I think it can come off as insincere. What do you think about these, though? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/28/business/media/to-lure-twilight-fans-classic-books-get-bold-looks.html I really love the painterly watercolor style, and I think it works quite well. These (http://theforgetfulwife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Penguin-classics-Ruben-Toledo-book-covers-1024×1024.jpg)Ruben Toledo classics, however (I thought one of them was Sense and Sensibility, but apparently not) seem to me to go a bit too far. Even though they’re really cool pieces of art, the style seems gimmicky and not very representative of the works inside—but maybe that’s just me.

  2. The one in the first link is what Tara showed on her blog, and I agree, the second batch is a little extreme/strange … but whatever gets people reading is fine by me. People do judge books by their covers — they browse bookstores and choose to look inside a book only if what they see on the front looks interesting. So if publishers need to turn to different marketing strategies and, in turn, covers, to sell great books, then by all means. :)

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