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THE ILIAD by Homer -- Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardcover Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

The thing about "evocative covers" is they don't need to evoke anything in particular to be effective. It's hard to say exactly what this cover makes me think and feel, but it does make think and feel.

You'd be surprised how often this kind of thing happens in the book world. I assume this particular example is the result of a fiendish intern.

Different books, different authors, different publishers, different designers, and, yet, it kinda works.