18 January 2007

War of the Cover Designs

Via the Child_Lit email list, Kim Alexander of the Baltimore County Public Library alerted me to Dr. Zeus's online exhibit of covers of H. G. Wells's War of the Worlds over the decades.

It's no surprise that the early covers are rather plain--that was the style for nearly all books over a century ago. But even as early as 1899 the translated edition to the left showed a tripod, art obviously created just for that cover.

But where's a movie tie-in edition with cover boy Tom Cruise?

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