Legislators worry over lurid books, fail to notice misleading cover "art"
The Oregonian (Portland)
novels reprinted as cheap paperbacks with sexual images on their covers
Current and old cover art of two novels - "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert and "Tess of the D'Ubervilles" by Thomas Hardy
Just to show you can't judge a book by its cover, here are examples of the classics, with the 35c-version heroines in something less than classical clothes and pose. Its misleading.
This article takes issue with the cheap paperback versions of classic novels and the cover art used in these cheaper versions. The author points out several instances in which the cover art is made purposefully more sexual in order to sell more copies. The author, while lamenting the need to put images on the covers of great novels, states that a positive may be that it will lead more people to read great literature.
paperbacks, fiction novels, cover art, sexual
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