Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Judging a Book by its Cover: The Classics

Much hubbub has been made about the redesigned covers for several classic novels that seem to draw inspiration from the Twilight cover designs.

  • May encourage young people to read the classics
  • Misleading...these works are not imitations of Stephanie Meyers
  • Shudder-inducing for some
  • Insulting to teen readers...they'll only be enticed if it looks Twilight-esque??

My thoughts are that if it brings more readers to these wonderful books then it's worth it.  Something that I'm not so keen on are the extras included in these editions.  In Pride and Prejudice some of the extras are: "Quiz: Which Pride and Prejudice Girl Are You?" and "What If Darcy and Elizabeth Lived Now and Were on Facebook?" Ugh.

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