Totally Real, Horrible Book Covers

by Regina Kenney

They tell us not to judge a book on its cover – but you can certainly judge this publishing company on their god-awful choices for book covers on famous literature.

I don’t know if these are computer generated or chosen by an intern who doesn’t know how to use wikipedia, but your inner book-lover should laugh, cry and gag on these covers.

And they are totally real… Amazon links included.

The Brothers Karamazov 
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Aw, they look like a fun bunch. 

Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
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“Jane Eyre…. hmmm… that’s a girls’ name. Put a sexy model on the cover with water and fire for some reason…”


The Canterville Ghost
by Oscar Wilde


Copyright infringement, anyone?

David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens  

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Is this… Is this the anime version of Dicken’s classic?

The Imitation of Christ
by Thomas à Kempis

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Why does he  have a gong?

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
by Jules Verne

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Ah yes, the classic science fiction novel about a bikini-clad girl looking at shells in Cozumel on a Spring Break that was totally awesome. 

The Last of the Mohicans 
by James Fenimore Cooper
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Starring a young Mr. T…


Northander Abbey

by Jane Austen
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I was unaware Jane Austen wrote sex novels…. 

A Woman of No Importance
by Oscar Wilde
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Her unimportance is really accented by those roller skates… 

by Sophocles
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C’mon, guys. 

Little Women 
by Louisa May Alcott
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*Throws stack of paper into the air* … I’m out. 



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