Cover Love: The Chosen

I love looking at all the cover variations that exist for different books, and Chaim Potok’s The Chosen had many versions. Here are my favorites:
The Chosen favorite covers
The first one on the left is the print copy I bought, but the second from the left is from the new Kindle version – I love how it’s so different from all the other covers. The two on the right I like because of their focus on the two boys, and their friendship.

Four other English-language covers:

The Chosen covers

Like foreign-language versions as much as I do? Here’s one in Czech, two in French, and one in Italian.

The Chosen Czech French Italian

And apparently it’s a really popular book in the Netherlands, because these are only four of the Duthc-language covers I found. There were several others as well, I just couldn’t find good-quality cover images to show here. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Chosen Dutch

If you read the book (or have read it in the past), is your cover shown in the examples I shared? Which one of these is your favorite (or favorites)?

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  1. I didn’t read this book. It’s just not going to happen this month. ๐Ÿ™ I got it from the library (that first cover) and returned it unread.

  2. The one I read for school was the left middle cover from your second group of English covers (the darker picture of the boy), and the one I own is the right middle from that group–so, the same picture with a different background.

  3. So … not related to The Chosen, and I realize this is an old post, but a Cover Love post seemed the perfect place for me to ask for help of the particular variety I need ๐Ÿ™‚

    I want to buy a set of Jane Austen books for my niece for Christmas. I’d prefer a box set, but I’d be willing to pick and choose individual titles if need be. I want Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, definitely those. Others would be bonuses. The problem I’m running into is the covers that I see available online. (Because of where I live, I can’t go to a local bookstore; it must be online.)

    My niece will be 16 years old–plenty old enough to love Jane Austen, especially since she’s an avid reader who’s very capable of reading on a college level. But she’s not read any classics; she has the same prejudices against them that I had as a teenager–if it’s something a teacher would ever require you to read, it can’t be good. I know she’ll be drawn in by a good cover, though (like many teenagers, she’s a bit boy crazy–she once looked at a book and said, “Oh, I don’t care if it’s not something I think I’d be interested in. If *that’s* on the cover, I’ll read it.” The cover was a good-looking man, not sexy or anything, but romantic.)

    Any idea for online sources of Jane Austen books with great covers? I’ve looked at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and from their selections, it seems that the great covers are reserved for the DVDs …

    Thanks for any suggestions you can offer!

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