Title: The Innocent Mrs. Duff / The Virgin Huntress
Author: Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
Cover artist: Uncredited / Uncredited
Yours for: $11
Best things about this cover:
- Singularly ugly. The only thing I can really get behind here is her hair, cutting its epic, destructive path across the lower Great Lakes.
- Cat: "Meow, why am I in this picture. Meow."
- Why has the lady incompletely painted her face like the Italian flag?
- That insane Puritan-looking doll is one of the creepiest things I've ever seen on a cover. At least I hope that's a doll. . .
- Somewhere, a magician mourns his exclusion from this painting.
Best things about this other cover:
- More phenomenal, outsized hair. Also, she appears to be mowing the lawn with her chin.
- She reminds me of Kim Novak in "Vertigo," only with a disembodied head and scary psychokinetic powers.
- Seriously, the cover painting C-team must've got this book assignment. Blocky, ugly, head-y. Junk.
He was choking; he could not draw any air into his lungs. His neck swelled; there was a frightful pressure in the back of his head. O God ... This is it ...Holding bravely tackles the issue of auto-erotic asphyxiation. Way ahead of her time.
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