I first ranted about covers of Anne back in 2009. And then just this week, many kindred spirits joined my rant. A new cover of Anne went viral–Anne is remarkably modern, and more shockingly, blond! I mean, if you’re going to switch Anne’s hair color, shouldn’t you at least do something she would want? Like raven black? Anyway, it was all over facebook–and how could fans resist sharing their shock and horror with a cover like this? Seriously, I don’t even have words to explain how inherently wrong this is.
I just went to amazon, and this is now “out of stock” and no cover is pictured. Methinks they heard the rants from around the world and actually did something about it. Be sure to check out the comments. I’ve never seen so many one star reviews on Amazon. Alas, this publisher is just part of a long line of people that have done horrible things to the covers of the Anne novels.
And here’s a link to my original post, complete with lots more horrifying covers of one of my favorite books.
In other Anne news, I’m now reading Anne to my favorite little girls. They’re in love! And this is the cover of the edition we’re reading together:
Isn’t that more like it?