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How To Be a Victorian
Ruth Goodman
Pandora's Star
Peter F. Hamilton, John Lee
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Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
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The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
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Look familiar?

Dracula - Bram Stoker


Ok, I'm far from ever having been an arts student, so maybe this happens to others all the time, but look closely at that cover.  Does that image look familiar?


What is Albrecht Dürer doing on the cover of this copy of Dracula?


Seriously, that's from his self-portrait, isn't it?


Albrecht Dürer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


I guess this means that I really should put Dracula closer to the top of the to-read pile, but I'm quite certain that there is no link between the book and a 15/16th century renaissance artist.  Also, isn't the narrative of Dracula contemporaneous with the time at which it was written, i.e. late 19th century?  So why dredge up a 15th century painting if you're going for a period look?