This month’s prompt is the cover:
The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins
What are your first impressions as you look at the cover?
I was first struck by calmness of the cover. The woman featured looks very calm but something in her expression reminds me of the day my dog died, very distressed by a saddened event that has either occurred or is just around the corner. I could compare this to watching Lucky get into the car on his way to the vet, knowing he was being “put down”.
Does the book cover have an aspect that reflects the character, setting, or plot of the novel?
I have just started The Woman In White so it is a little difficult how it reflects the aspects listed above, although the stokes taken in the photo is reminiscent of a portrait in an art museum. I guess this could reflect on Walter Hartright’s character as he is an art teacher with our leading ladies, Laura Marian as his pupils.
If you could have designed the book cover what would you have chosen?
While I don’t know much of the book as of yet, I am aware that is a Gothic novel. Therefore, I think I would darken the colors a bit giving a more eerie feel rather that what is currently lite and breezy.