Recently I received a paperback copy of Jane Eyre (I read it originally on my Kindle) with the following cover:
Check out even more covers here. Quite the variety and stylistic approach. I'm always amazed at the marketing that goes into redesigning a classic and I often wonder if these new approaches really draw new readers in. I'm sort of of the impression that most people reading Jane Eyre are reading it for a purpose (such as, "I have to write a five page English Lit paper on Jane Eyre, I should probably read it" or "Gee, I'm thirty years old and I've never read Jane Eyre, I should remedy that situation"), but it's fully possible that there are casual readers that wander into their local bookstore and think that Charlotte Bronte is some hot new author and want to check out her latest work.
Do you have a favorite Jane Eyre cover? Do you prefer the more modern or the more classic styles? Which covers most evoke the story to you?A Weekend to ReCOVER is a meme hosted by Her Book Self that is dedicated to analyzing, comparing and discussing cover art. Feel free to share your thoughts on the Jane Eyre covers here or link up with your own post to talk about these covers or any book art that strikes your fancy!