I have a nerdy Halloween joke for you all:
Q: Where do vampires like to study science?
A: In the Dracu-lab!
Bad puns aside, the joke serves as a great intro to my spook-tacular edition of A Weekend to ReCOVER! Bram Stoker's Dracula is my favorite vampire novel and I was really impressed with the number and variety of covers out there for this one. This goes to show not only is this a book that has stood the test of time since its original publication in 1897, but it's also a work that has weathered various reinventions of marketing for a very timeless tale.
Some seem to display scenes directly from the text while others dabble with more abstract images or typical vampire themes. These are just a fraction of the many covers and if anyone wants to view more, check out the gallery at LibraryThing here.
Do you have a favorite among the covers I've shown here? Which edition of Stoker's classic would you be most likely to display on your shelf?A Weekend to ReCOVER is an occasional feature hosted by Her Book Self comparing or discussing cover art, dust jackets, or anything else related to design and marketing of books. Feel free to chime in with your comments below or create a post of your own (and be sure to leave a link if you do!).
And for those caught in the Halloween spirit, don't forget to enter the eBook giveaway for a copy of A.M. Harte's collection of zombie love stories, Hungry For You!