January 18, 2013

Judging Books by Their Covers: Anna Karenina

It's time for the first cover-judging of 2013! I figured I'd choose Anna Karenina, in honor of the January-February pick for the Classics Catch-Up Challenge.

I'm most familiar with the second from the left - I shelved it a million-billion times while I worked at Bookmans. (Oh Oprah and your magical ability to sell books).

The middle one is the one I'm currently reading from the library. I have to avert my eyes from the cover so that I don't have to see Keira Knightley's under-bitey face. (Seriously, please tell me I'm not the only one annoyed by her jaw/teeth thing? I've never watched her version of Pride and Prejudice because of it; I can't handle the thought of toothy Elizabeth Bennett!)

I think the second from the right is my favorite - it looks the most Russian to me. It's the classic Maude translation too (as is my movie-cover library one).

Which cover do you prefer?

This is part of my on-going Judging Books By Their Covers series. Make more judgments here. Images are affiliate links. 

Edit: I know very well that the whole Keira Knightley tooth thing is petty. (See my comment below). But I can't help it! She just bugs me! And I know I'm not the only one who has irrational dislikes of actors/actresses. I have a friend who thinks Anne Hathaway looks horsey.