Foreign Cover Friday: A Christmas Carol

Due to plans for the Heroine Tourney, I will not be doing FCF for the next two weeks (cross your fingers for a big win!).
I'll see you again with another FCF post on the 13th of Jan.! 

Foreign Cover Friday is a weekly meme hosted by me (The Reading Fever), where foreign covers of the books we know and love are spotlighted and discussed. To join, either pick your favorite foreign cover, or pick many foreign covers, and start discussing! 

This week's featured cover is:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
English language editions

There are, quite frankly: 1,027 cover variations for A Christmas Carol. That's a lot. WAY more than Twilight, which until now, held the record in all the FCF posts I've done for the most covers. As a result, I have not included all of the covers for this book. I went through and tried to pick at least one cover from each language it is available in, and then added some others that I liked, or found interesting. I may have missed one or two languages, so please forgive me. I may have also missed some cool covers.

My favorite cover is this first one on the left. I think the knocker is really cool, and I love that deep red that fades to black, plus the title across the bottom.

 More english language editions, including the movie tie-in edition (right)

 French language editions
French translation: A Christmas Carol

 German language editions (audiobook cover on the right)
 German translation: A Christmas Carol

 Italian language editions
Italian translation: A Christmas Carol

 Italian language editions (left & middle), and Indonesian language edition (right)
Italian translation: A Christmas Carol
Indonesian translation: A Christmas Carol

 Japanese language editions
Japanese translation: A Christmas Carol

 Persian Language editions
Persian translation: Carol

Polish language editions
Polish translation: A Christmas Carol 

Portuguese (left) and Spanish language editions (middle & right)
Portuguese translation: A Christmas Carol
Spanish translation: A Christmas Carol 

More Spanish language editions
Spanish translation: Christmas Song

 Turkish language editions
Turkish translation: A Christmas carol

What are your thoughts? 
Which covers do you like? Which do you hate?

Thanks for joining me for Foreign Cover Friday.

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  1. I like the English cover on the left for the same reasons you mentioned. It just looks so cool. I had no idea there could be so many covers for one book.

  2. Wow, so many covers! This must have taken you ages to prepare. I can't even choose a favourite.

  3. Wow--I had no idea there were THAT many covers for A Christmas Carol!

    Can't say I'm a fan of the green and red English edition--each time I glance at it, it looks like a football gridiron, marked up with playbook plans.

    I do like French edition on the far right and the red and gold Italian cover!


  4. I love them all. But especially that fancy lovely red Italian one.

    BTW GREAT topic/book pick to highlight.


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