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Slade House by David Mitchell (Random House, 2015)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Sep 10th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Slade House by David Mitchell (Random House, 2015) 1
    Source: https://www.latimes.com Random House. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Slade House is a horror/mystery novel by British author David Mitchell. Originally published in the UK by Sceptre, this is the first US edition by Random House. There are at least two different versions. Both have a die-cut window in the front cover that reveals the illustrated endpapers with a labyrinthine stairwell, and both use Klang.

    The one shown above appears to be for the Advance Reader’s Edition. The four words of the author’s name and the title here are arranged to all four sides of the window (left, right, up, down), with two of them shown rotated. This nicely echoes the spiraling stairwell. In the final version (see further below), this was changed to a more conventional layout. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was an intervention from the marketing folks who were afraid that some customers would otherwise look for a book titled Slade Mitchell by David House, or Slade David by Mitchell House.

    Advance Reader’s Edition.
    Source: https://judyleigh.com Judy Leigh. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Advance Reader’s Edition.

    Random House, 2015.
    Source: https://www.nytimes.com Random House. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Random House, 2015.

    Random House, 2015.
    Source: https://www.abebooks.com Nightshade Booksellers. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Random House, 2015.

    Audio book edition, read by Thomas Judd and Tania Rodrigues.
    Source: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com Random House. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Audio book edition, read by Thomas Judd and Tania Rodrigues.

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