Sunday, June 29, 2014
Eagle in the Sky was published by Berkley in November 1975. It is the third novel in van Wyck Mason's bicentennial series of the American Revolution. It's the story of doctor Peter Burnham and his life of a privateer!
Allan Kass shows our hero but has scenes from the story behind him. I think this cover is interesting because of the black slave. Kass didn't illustrate many black people on books and it makes this one unique! Unfortunately, this style of cover, which the publisher probably wanted, doesn't reflect Kass's talent as some others, less busy, do.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Allan Kass shows her dilemma as he pictures the bride between two suitors, all dressed formally for a wedding! This gown seems more fitting for the elegant regency bride and I like her hairstyle, which is reminiscent of the coming Victorian period. It's a pick me up cover since we wonder who she will choose?
Monday, June 9, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates this dilemma on this cover with the bride gazing at the hero while her new husband stands behind. During regency times, most brides would wear their best dress, not necessarily a white gown. Her dress is almost too modern looking. What do you think?
Sunday, June 8, 2014
I like this cover by Allan Kass. It shows our heroine in a pensive mood and the hero encouraging her. Both are elegantly dressed for dinner and the room in which they stand fine indeed. I like that she plays with the pearls at her neck; it shows us her emotions.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a double dose of hero in this book cover! Two handsome twins and a heroine who is having problems making up her mind! The setting is colorful while the heroine's white gown seems a bit heavy and fussy next to the cool elegance of the gentlemen.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our couple in the process of dressing for the outdoors in the middle of a wintery day. Note the warm fire blazing and the snow covered trees outside the window. Lots of detail and I like the heroine's pretty purple gown.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our heroine fleeing the mansion. This outfit is typical 1970's jumper dress with blouse. I like his touch of the long flowing gold necklace. The purple and gray colors give this an eerie feel.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
This is one of my favorite gothic illustrations by Allan Kass! I just love everything about it: the beautiful heroine, her bright red dress, the stormy clouds and billowing water, and the gloomy mansion. It's just gorgeous. I hope you enjoy it.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates this remote estate on a cliff top in a desolate land. Our couple embrace on a hillside and seem to be in love with each other. The heroine's striped dress and matching bonnet are pretty. This picture embodies the wildness of the countryside.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Allan Kass shows our restoration couple on the bank of a stream where they have stopped to rest. It's a shame we can't see more detail of the couple but they are dressed in the dark heavy clothing of the day while we note the horse in the background. I like the rocks and weeds of the stream which are detail most would omit.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Allan Kass illustrated a few covers of the sea and ships and this one is romantic with the hero holding the heroine while he stands to defend his ship. Note the detail of both vessels where you see how fine an artist Kass really was! I love the heroine's flowing hair and simple dress while the hero looks like a pirate himself!