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8 Hilariously Misleading Covers Slapped on Classic Books

#6. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum
This cover is just one example from the apparently lucrative industry of taking an out-of-copyright classic, slapping together a print-on-demand edition of said classic, and fooling middle schoolers into buying it. And we have to admit that maybe they’re on to something, because the Vexin Classics series of classic novels — from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Frankenstein — featuring completely irrelevant naked ladies on their covers would certainly have caught our adolescent eyeballs.

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Thanks, Cover-O-Tron 3000!

8 Hilariously Misleading Covers Slapped on Classic Books

#6. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum

This cover is just one example from the apparently lucrative industry of taking an out-of-copyright classic, slapping together a print-on-demand edition of said classic, and fooling middle schoolers into buying it. And we have to admit that maybe they’re on to something, because the Vexin Classics series of classic novels — from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Frankenstein — featuring completely irrelevant naked ladies on their covers would certainly have caught our adolescent eyeballs.

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    that wizard of oz one brings up so, so many unanswered questions primarily “why”
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