April’s Classics Challenge at November’s Autumn

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.

8 thoughts on “April’s Classics Challenge at November’s Autumn

    • Anbolyn,
      The A thing was just about the only thing I knew about the book prior to reading it but I had the idea that she had been branded with it!! – so I was relieved when she wasn’t.

  1. I totally agree with you – it is a piece of classic literature, so I would go with the restrained version (there’s even a Manga version???)

    • Patty,
      I was surprised when I saw the Manga one, I’d like to have a look at it just to see what it’s like, I can’t imagine it!

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