Welcome to a new feature on Rebecca Reads: Covering the Classics. In this feature, I look at the different ways a classic novel has been covered for publication.
I decided to start with one of my favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I recently finished rereading it, so the story is fresh in my mind, and I also was interested in seeing how it was presented in the past.
- Which of these covers do you like?
- Which do you dislike?
- If you’ve read the book, which cover(s) do you think best represent the text?
- If you haven’t read the book, which would most likely prompt you to pick it up?
Personally, I am partial to the original cover, which was recently reissued for the fiftieth anniversary of publication. I also like the more recent silhouette covers, which seem to capture childhood (the tire swing does that well, I think).
Do you have a book you’d like to see featured on “Covering the Classics”? Send me a note or leave a comment below.