A Dracu-lot of Covers (A Weekend to ReCOVER)

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!

8 Response to "A Dracu-lot of Covers (A Weekend to ReCOVER)"

  1. Megan says:
    October 29, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    I think I like the 3 in the 3rd row best, the Penguin and the fangy mouth ones especially. Almost all the rest of them don't appeal to me at all.

  2. Anonymous Says:
    October 30, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    This is a cool spread. Since it's a book I still need to read, I can't comment on which cover I like best. But yours is the second blog I've read today that raves about Dracula, so it's definitely a book I need to read! And very timely with Halloween tomorrow.

  3. Marce says:
    October 30, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    I couldn't believe how many covers were available, i'm currently reading this one and chose a different cover from LibraryThing.

    My favourite here is the mouth open.

    So many represent the story well.

  4. Sam (Tiny Library) says:
    October 30, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    For halloween, my husband bought me a beautiful hardback bound copy of Dracula, you can see it <a href="http://www.tower.com/dracula-bram-stoker-hardcover/wapi/117368056> here </a) It's cloth bound and gorgeous.

    Before that I had the Wordsworth edition, which is still nice, just not as special.

  5. Anonymous Says:
    October 30, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    I just took a look at my copy, which is very banal since it's a B&N hardcover. I like much better some of these ones you've got posted.

  6. Anonymous Says:
    November 1, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    I like the last one with Mina/Lucy on the cover. That is fantastic but you only get that after you read the book. I recently read Dracula for the first time (http://manoflabook.com/wp/?p=3917) and was surprised by how much I liked it.

  7. Beth D. says:
    November 2, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    If numbered I like 2,9 and 11. I think 14 is hilarious!!

    Beth ^_^

  8. Anonymous Says:
    November 3, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    My favorite is the one on the right in the thrid row, the open mouth fang guy. It's so striking.

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