18 October 2009

Cool Cover of the Week

One of my favorite authors, and probably his finest book. How could I pass up this paperback edition? Oddly enough it is undated.


9 comments:

  1. Thomas, I am LOVING your blog! I was born in Brussels and went to Bruges recently, so your recent photos from there have a strong resonance for me.

    And "Widow Barnaby" is sooo funny. I am a huge Anthony Trollope fan, and wanted to check out his mother, and all I can say is if the last 300 pages are as great as the first 100, it is definitely going to go on my favorites list. Widow Barnaby is a fabulously funny anti-heroine: smug, arrogant and conceited and her attempts to marry off her niece in high society have me giggling in bed, much to my husband's annoyance.

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  2. Thanks Lisa. It goes without saying that your blog is a work of art.

    It was my first trip to Belgium and I have since discovered all kinds of Belgium-lovers out there. I think I enjoyed Antwerp the most, which is somewhat counter to what most people say. But I am a contrarian at heart.

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  3. What an interesting cover! I love the colour. I really must read Howards End...

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  4. How indeed could you pass this up?! It's lovely. I too need to get around to reading it...

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  5. As much as I love the cover it doesn't really give you any sense of what's inside. One doesn't think of 60s/70s abstraction when one reads Howards End.

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  6. That is such a beautiful cover! If only I could get on with EMF more... but I haven't read Howards End yet - have a copy now, so it won't be too long.

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  7. Simon: I guess if Austen isn't my favorite then you are entitled to not worship Forster.

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  8. That is definitely a very cool cover. I've only read A Passage to India. Would love to read more EMF.

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  9. I have a copy with that same cover! Only mine says $1.95! The date on the inside is the original pub. date of 1921. Does yours have a blurb in the back about the 'face' - 'Electra linotype?'

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