Thursday, January 26, 2012

What's in a name

I just started reading a new book today. It's a Phoenix mini paperback, one of those Penguin 60 ripoffs. Not a problem. However, another thing is kind of a problem. The book contains two short stories, The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Masque of the Red Death. So we all know which author I'm talking about. Edgar Allan Poe. Not Edgar Allen Poe. They've stuck with the misspelling consistently, in the blurb and everywhere. Seriously? I know he never liked his middle name, and would have preferred to not even have it, but since he does have it, at least show the common courtesy of spelling it correctly.

I really never thought I would see the day when a writer of this stature had his name misspelled on the cover of a serious publication from a reputable publisher. What's next? Jane Austin?


Paz said...

Well spotted Ms Camdan, Sad and funny did you highlight it to Pengiun?

Leisha Camden said...

Alas Mr Whety, it is not a Pengiun publication, but in fact from Pheonix

Paz said...

oops, its always the little details