Black & White Book Cover Designs: Stunningly Beautiful and Literarily Rich

Author: Sherry Helms

Gorgeous, monochromatic, simple yet stylistic — Black & White Book Cover Designs, we’ve noticed, typically signify powerful content inside the books. Therefore, our editorial team had put its effort to fish out such books that not only bear stark yet beautiful looking cover designs but also have an array of fine literature inside. Here are those titles. Take a Look:

Moby-Dick (Vintage Classics)

Author: Herman Melville

This book is considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature. Its story tells the adventures of wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab who has a single purpose on this voyage and that is to seek out Moby Dick, a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale. Widely acclaimed as a pinnacle of American Romanticism, this book is a symbolic metaphor with exemplary commentary on human destiny and universe.

Exile and the Kingdom

Author: Albert Camus

This is a collection of six short fictional stories that cover the whole variety of existentialism, or absurdism, as Camus himself insisted his philosophical ideas be called. From a variety of masterfully rendered perspectives, these six stories depict people at painful odds with the world around them. Whether set in North Africa, Paris, or Brazil, the stories in Exile and the Kingdom are probing portraits of spiritual exile, and man’s perpetual search for an inner kingdom in which to be reborn.

Eternal Light

Author: Paul McAuley

In the aftermath of an interstellar war an enigmatic star is discovered, travelling towards the Solar System from the galactic core. Its appearance adds a new and dangerous factor in the turbulent politics of the inhabited worlds as the rival factions – the power-holders of the ReUnited Nations, the rebels who secretly oppose their power, and the Religious Witnesses – all see advantages to be gained. But what awesome technology started the star on its journey half a million years ago – and why? Learn about all these in this groundbreaking book.

A Russian Affair

Author: Anton Chekhov

Chekhov’s stories are of lost love, love at the wrong time and love that can never be. In this book, readers will be introduced to love’s endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessive love.

Oh the Glory of It All

Author: Sean Wilsey

“In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess.” With these opening lines author Sean Wilsey in this book takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families.

Confessions of an English Opium Eater

Author: Thomas De Quincey

This is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) addiction and its effect on his life. Describing the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions, he experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum, Thomas forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction in this legendary account of the pleasures and pains of opium.

The Stranger

Author: Albert Camus

This is the story of Meursault, an Algerian who seemingly irrationally kills an Arab man whom he recognizes in French Algiers. The story is divided into two parts: Meursault’s first-person narrative view before and after the murder, respectively. The theme and outlook of the book are often cited as exemplars of existentialism, but as per the author’s assertion, its content explores various philosophical schools of thought, including absurdism, as well as determinism, nihilism, naturalism, and stoicism.

Confessions of a Mask

Author: Yukio Mishima

This is the story of an adolescent who must learn to live with the painful fact that he is unlike other young men. He discovers that he is becoming a homosexual in polite, post-war Japan, and to survive, he must live behind a mask of propriety. This Yukio Mishima’s second novel launched him to national fame though he was only in his early twenties. Also, the book was chosen as one of the 50 great books one should have read by George Walsh.

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