Puzzle: Book Covers #002

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Penguin are famous for their 'classics' series, each classic carefully reproduced to ensure generation after generation can enjoy some of the finest literature ever set down in the English language. Most readers will be familiar with Penguin books and will know that each book features a painting or image on the cover that symbolises the novel's content, with varying degrees of success. The 8 images below have all featured on covers, but can you work out which classic each represents? For those of you brave enough, why not post your guesses in the comments box before checking the answers?
 
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6 comments:

Petra said...

7 is Tess of the d'Urbervilles, I think and 5 might be The Woman in White? No idea with the rest :)

Matthew (The Bibliofreak) said...

Nicely done! What about #1, I thought that might be one people could get?

Petra said...

I already saw the answers, but true, the first was easy! Shame on me.

Matthew (The Bibliofreak) said...

Ah, they're always easy when you've seen the answers. I'm going to put up some easier puzzles soon anyway - think these were a bit tricky ;)

Petra said...

I was actually thinking about Prometheus while looking at the first picture, I don't know why, but I was quite close when you think about the subtitle of the book :)

Matthew (The Bibliofreak) said...

A-ha, very close indeed! I wonder what the painting is that's used as the cover art.