Comments: 7
BrokenTune 1 month ago
I must admit most of the covers make me laugh, then they puzzle me. (What's with the gloves? They are gloves, right?)

I have recently finished E.M. Delafield's Consequences, which dealt with the break between women at the cusp of gaining independence from their families. It was written in 1917 but set about 10 -15 years earlier than that and was pretty impressive (and heart-breaking) at showing the difficulty presented to (upper-)middle-class ladies who even wanted to break with convention, or try and pursue a life of their own. I was somewhat glued to the story because the MC had no resources (attitude or education) to deal with life outside of the family.
Moonlight Reader 1 month ago
Definitely gloves. I think I love the hell out of those covers because they are so insane.
BrokenTune 1 month ago
Insane is such a great description. Who'd wander through the dark and windy (there seems to be wind in her hair) night in what looks to be a nighty and gloves???

Is the cover a representation of anything in story?
Moonlight Reader 1 month ago
Yes - there is some scrabbling about Turkish ruins in the dark.
Ladies in white loose gowns on the cover was a thing in the 70s. I have one for one from that period, Down a Dark Hall, which features terrified nubile teenaged girl fleeing Gothic manor in her white nightgown. (No gloves, alas!)
Moonlight Reader 1 month ago
Lois Duncan! OMG, I loved Lois Duncan & Down a Dark Hall was my favorite of all of them!
Wasn't there a Goodreads Listopia list once upon a time dedicated to this sort of cover? Too great for words ... one better than the next.