This month I read The Scarlet Letter and the April prompt is about book covers. Unfortunately I can’t find an image of the edition which I read, but it wasn’t a great cover anyway. It just had a few Puritan men on it.
There are absolutely loads of book covers for The Scarlet Letter, these are a few of the ones which I think are quite good although I’m not so keen on the letter A in amongst the trees on the first one. The Manga version is more of an illustration of the books contents and in a modern sort of way I quite like it.
I think the cover designers have been a bit lazy over the years though and most of them are opting for the obvious letter A. Having said that I think my favourite version here is the Penguin cover as it seems a bit more restrained and classical than the others.