Judging a book by its cover. . . Again.

I first ranted about covers of Anne back in 2009.  And then just this week, many kindred spirits joined my rant.  A new cover of Anne went viral–Anne is remarkably modern, and more shockingly, blond!  I mean, if you’re going to switch Anne’s hair color, shouldn’t you at least do something she would want?  Like raven black?  Anyway, it was all over facebook–and how could fans resist sharing their shock and horror with a cover like this?  Seriously, I don’t even have words to explain how inherently wrong this is.


I just went to amazon, and this is now “out of stock” and no cover is pictured.  Methinks they heard the rants from around the world and actually did something about it.  Be sure to check out the comments.  I’ve never seen so many one star reviews on Amazon.  Alas, this publisher is just part of a long line of people that have done horrible things to the covers of the Anne novels.

And here’s a link to my original post, complete with lots more horrifying covers of one of my favorite books.

In other Anne news, I’m now reading Anne to my favorite little girls.  They’re in love!  And this is the cover of the edition we’re reading together:

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

Isn’t that more like it?

4 responses to “Judging a book by its cover. . . Again.”

  1. Have you seen what they are doing to the covers of classic novels? Some of those graphic novel style covers look almost pornographic.


  2. Reblogged this on To Talk of Many Things and commented:
    How could anyone try to pass off Anne as a buxom blond? Why in the world do publishing houses do this kind of thing to books? Has the editor gone mad or simply never read any of the Anne of Green Gables books?


  3. It’s definitely the worst cover ever!
    A huge fan has put all of the Anne Books on in a package Kindle for 99 cents and the cover isn’t bad. I bought the collection for my Kindle App. I own them all in book form, but this is much more portable and there may be one or two short stories I haven’t re-read.


  4. […] collecting bug is my fascination with how Anne has been adapted and remade over the decades, from bizarre book covers to the many, many film adaptations. Often, this feels like watching a train wreck, but I […]


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