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Bad “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” Book Covers

It’s time for another edition of Bad Book Covers! Today we’ll be looking at Thomas Hardy’s 1891 shocking realist novel, Tess of the d’Urbervilles. Previous posts in this series include: Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, The Moonstone, Dracula, East Lynne, Lady Audley’s … Continue reading

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Apollonie Sabatier and Baudelaire and Jeanne Duval

I found this fun courtesan story in Susan Griffin’s The book of the Courtesans: A Catalogue of their Virtues (2001). Many of you have probably heard of the French poet Charles Baudelaire, who wrote some scandalous works on sex and death, and … Continue reading

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Bad “Jungle Book” Covers

It’s another Bad Book Covers! And today I fulfill my (long-standing) promise to look at some bad The Jungle Book covers. This post ended up being really difficult, because the vast majority of covers I found were beautifully and thoughtfully done. … Continue reading

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Bad “She” Book Covers

It’s Bad Book Cover O’Clock! I know I promised in my last post to do The Count of Monte Cristo, The Jungle Book, and The Hound of the Baskervilles (and I still will), but I found some hysterical covers for H. … Continue reading

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Bad “Turn of the Screw” Book Covers

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN THAT’S RIGHT TIME FOR BAD BOOK COVERS And today we’re going to look at Henry James’s 1898 maybe-ghost story novella, The Turn of the Screw. This post was inspired by a single cover, sent to me … Continue reading

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Bad “Vanity Fair” Covers

As promised, I’m going to do some bad book covers for William Makepeace Thackeray’s 1848 novel, Vanity Fair. And the best part is, I don’t even have to recap it here, because I already did so in my Victorian Snark … Continue reading

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Pleasures of the Water Cure

I recently attended a conference where a paper was given on the idea of the Victorian Water Cure and discovered the below illustrations. In the Victorian era, water became a big concern when it came to health. This was especially … Continue reading

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