9 Classic Books That Got Beautiful Makeovers

9 Classic Books That Got Beautiful Makeovers

By Megan Habel , Feb 25th 2016


Add these classics with beautiful book covers to your shelf!

We’ve always been told to never judge by a book by it’s cover. But what if the covers are super interesting and beautiful — is it okay then? It's not uncommon for publishers to release new versions of classic books with a little twist. Check out some of our favorite cover redesigns!
Journey to the Centre of the Earth

There's no doubt that author Jules Verne has an incredible sense of exploration and adventure. This classic follows Professor Lidenbrock and his nephew, Axel, as they discover a deep crater filled with history. Not only is the crater a living history, but it may just contain the origin of man.

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What started out as a dare from Lord Byron to Mary Shelley turned into a classic that has terrified readers for almost two centuries. Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant do the unimaginable — they regenerate life. The only problem is, what they create is more horrifying than they could have thought possible.

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Alice in Wonderland

It’s no wonder that a story so creative and inventive would have some truly original covers. The tale begins when the young heroine, Alice, falls down a rabbit hole to discover a world filled with creatures and characters only imaginable in dreams.

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Pride and Prejudice

This piece of classic English literature tells the complicated story of a tumultuous love affair between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. He is wealthy and rigid, while she is one of five daughters from a middle-class family and very opinionated. How will their unlikely attraction grow?

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The Wizard of Oz

While The Wizard of Oz is a children’s title, both young and adult readers connect with the classic fairytale. A tornado drops Dorothy off in the wonderful land of Oz, filled with good witches, bad witches, talking lions, and friendly scarecrows — and all she wants to do is get back to Kansas! But by the time she clicks her red heels together, she’s made friends that she never thought she would have.

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Lord of the Flies

At first, being stuck on an island seems like a dream come true for a group of young boys. There are no parents and no rules. But eventually, they succumb to the fight for power and survival, revealing that even children are not immune to the prevalent forces of human nature.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Much like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this classic by Oscar Wilde tells the story of a monster. Only this time, the monster manifests itself from inside a painting. A portrait of a very handsome young man named Dorian Gray reveals the true ugliness that resides behind his beautiful facade.

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Jane Eyre

Another classic piece of English literature, Jane Eyre falls in love with the brooding and dark Rochester. Jane has worked hard to achieve her position at Thornfield Hall, so she must decide if she loves Rochester for his secrets or if she will move on without him.

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Moby Dick

Everyone knows the plot of Moby Dick — a Captain seeks revenge on a whale. Yet what makes this a true classic is the deep intricacies of author Herman Melville’s writing and the novel’s timeless allegories.

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