New year, new me has a whole new meaning this year at Signet Classics. The publishing company has just announced they’ll be releasing three classic horror titles with fresh new cover art later this year. Though the dates have not been released as this writing, we can most likely expect to see them during the summer.
The books will be available in both e-book and mass market paperback formats upon release. The cover art is decidedly modern while simultaneously giving us real classic 80s book vibes. Take a look at the three included titles below! We guarantee the longer you look at them the more you’ll see.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The granddaddy of them all, and the oldest classic title on Signet Classics’ revamp list, Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley and first published back in 1818. It changed the landscape in ways the author never could have anticipated. Dr. Frankenstein and his creation continue to spark the imagination and this new cover does the same with its gorgeous colors.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker’s Dracula literally changed the game for vampire tales. Drawing upon multiple historical sources and more of his personal psychology than he probably ever intended, the author created a blood-drinking villain that threw off the folkloric burial shroud and took on a seductive, debonair appearance that made him so much more terrifying. We’re loving this new blood-dripping cover with its shadowy London landscape!
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Originally published as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1886, Stevenson’s novella probes the nature of good and evil while simultaneously commenting on the treatment of mental illness in his day. Dr. Jekyll’s insistence that mixing together the proper chemicals and injecting them into the mentally unwell could alter their minds, creating a healthier more functioning human being is so prescient one has to wonder if the author might have been psychic. The Signet Classics cover’s blues and purples seem a perfect mixture for this particular tale.