Topic: Twilight takes over Wuthering Heights

In hopes of taking advantage of the never-ending Twilight frenzy, HarperCollins decided to design a new cover for its paperback editions of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights that’s inspired by the teen vamp franchise (as noted by Ron Hogan at the books blog Galleycat). Why, you ask? As all Twilight fans know, Brontë’s classic novel is Bella and Edward’s favorite book (duh!). Don’t believe me? Well, just look at the new cover, branded with the sure-to-pull-in-young-readers slogan, “Bella & Edward’s Favorite Book† (as well as the Team Edward appropriate tagline, “Love never dies†).

Though most people taking a first glance at the new cover might be overwhelmed with images of Brontë rolling in her grave, I can’t completely dismiss it. I’m always in support of corporate decisions that encourage young readers to pick up the classics, even if said decisions are likely inspired by moolah. And at least the U.S. cover is better than the U.K.’s (the middle one above), which features a font that I probably used while designing posters in seventh grade.

pictures right here: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2009/09/01/twi … g-heights/

Re: Twilight takes over Wuthering Heights

Yeah, that annoyed me too, so much so that I took a photo of the book when I was in the Supermarket and had a rant to all and sundry about it (see the 'pissed off' thread from a couple months back LOL).

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oOooO and there is thought i had some news! lol

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It is news RagXdoll, I just get easily distracted/annoyed by silly things when I'm shopping. lol  I wonder why they made the US & UK covers different though - maybe the colours of the flowers are significant? hmm

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i have no idea why. maybe so some people would buy the two of them