Title: Virginia Woolf
Author: Monique Nathan (trans. Herma Briffault)
Cover artist: photo cover
Yours for: $14
Best things about this cover:
- I got this only because it seemed so unusual—a picture-heavy mass-market paperback bio of a major English author (and not a more likely subject for such a book, such as, say, Shaun Cassidy or Justin Bieber).
- Then again, Grove Press was doing experimental, off-beat stuff all the time.
- "Endpapers" are photos of waves.
- There really are a shit-ton of b&w photos, and a short anthology of Woolf's work at the back.
- Inscription: "For Kay from Mrs. Watson / 1964"; there's a whole novel right there.
Best things about this back cover:
To find it good, lacking fame, to cloak oneself in proud solitude is not always merely a theatrical attitude.
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