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Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown)

Contributed by Chris Purcell on Jun 1st, 2018. Artwork published in
April 2018
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    Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown) 1
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess’s story, Circe manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right.” — Alexandra Alter, New York Times

    Striking use of copper foil on this jacket design for Madeline Miller’s Circe — and if you turn the book a certain way, her eyes jump out at you! The type appears to be a customized Gill Sans. This cover was selected as one of the New York Times’ 12 Best Book Covers of 2018.

    See also the UK cover designed by David Mann for Bloomsbury.

    Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown) 2
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    Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown) 3
    Source: https://www.littlebrown.com Little, Brown. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown) 4
    Source: https://www.amazon.com Little, Brown. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Gill Sans
    • Electra

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    4 Comments on “Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown)”

    1. Brita Larson says:
      Nov 5th, 2018  5:17 am

      Hi!

      Can anyone identify the font used in the main text body? I have seen it before but can’t identify it.

      Thanks!

    2. Nov 5th, 2018  4:04 pm

      Hi Brita, it’s one of the digital versions of Electra. I’ve added one image from the interior above.

    3. Nov 5th, 2018  10:23 pm

      And Electra is a name with classical provenance, too! Coincidence?

    4. Nov 6th, 2018  10:08 am

      Good catch, Chris!

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