Thursday, November 6, 2014

Beautiful Cover Design: Gwendolen by Diana Souhami

Diana Souhami's first novel Gwendolen takes a secondary character from George Eliot's Daniel Deronda and imagines her inner life.  I love a book about books, and the cover of this book is gorgeous, and reflects the self-referentiality of Gwendolen: the cover of the first edition (1876) of Daniel Deronda (you can see the cover below) is overlaid with a pink toe shoe-esque ribbon that twists around a painted nineteenth-century fashion plate with a bow and arrow.  It's a gorgeous design, and the book sounds wonderful!  It's available in paperback in March 2015.

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