Sunday, October 30, 2011

She Just Won't Quit...

One more puzzle and I promise I'll stop - at least for a few days.  Besides, I actually have a couple ideas to write about, so I can quit stalling.  Today, I'm testing your recognition of older book covers.  I hesitate to call them "classics" because there is such a dispute over what makes a book a classic.  So for the purposes of our puzzle, these are covers from "older books" - some older than others, certainly none still on the bestsellers list.  They also cover a variety of age groups.

The difficulty of recognizing covers from older books is that they have almost all been published in more than one version, using varying cover art.  In those cases, I tried to select the cover that is the most iconic or that contained the most obvious hints to the title.  How many can you identify?

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  1. I love your puzzles, but these book cover ones are just too hard for me. I don't know if it's because book covers change over time or if I just don't pay attention to them. Having said that, I think I can name at least 12 of these, which is *way* better than the last group. Enlarging the photo helped a lot. ;)

  2. I got two this time; Kill a Mockingbird and Diary of Anne Frank!!!

    hope you had a great weekend!


  3. A Clockwork Orange stands out for me. All the others, no! This is hard....