I mentioned a while back that a friend of mine at university had a copy of Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination with a give-away image on the cover. I decided to see if I could dig it up on the web, failed, but then tried a more general search and found that more than one publisher hasn’t realised that putting a picture of the murderer right there on the front of the book might spoil the story for a newcomer.
I especially like the one that isn’t even the right kind of ape…
Well-taken point, Rich!
The copy I had as a kid was an Everyman book I think – I remember being scared of it because it had a hooded skeleton carrying a scythe on the cover – but no apes 😉
Sorry, should have clarified, I’m writing about Tales of Mysteries and Imagination.
My copy had a skull, possibly with a snake. I haven’t seen it in years.
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