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    Updated on Aug 22, 2020. Posted on Jul 21, 2014

    26 Iconic Book Covers Changing Over Time

    The evolution of the classics, from first edition to current.

    1. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

    William Heinemann Ltd., Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    William Heinemann Ltd., Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    William Heinemann Ltd., Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

    2. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

    Chatto & Windus, Harper Perennial
    Chatto & Windus, Harper Perennial
    Chatto & Windus, Harper Perennial

    3. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

    J. B. Lippincott, Harper Perennial
    J. B. Lippincott, Harper Perennial
    J. B. Lippincott, Harper Perennial

    4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

    George Allen & Unwin, Harper Collins
    George Allen & Unwin, Harper Collins
    George Allen & Unwin, Harper Collins

    5. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf

    Hogarth Press, Harcourt
    Hogarth Press, Harcourt
    Hogarth Press, Harcourt

    6. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison

    Random House, Vintage
    Random House, Vintage
    Random House, Vintage

    7. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut

    Delacorte, Dell
    Delacorte, Dell
    Delacorte, Dell

    8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

    Secker and Warburg, Penguin
    Secker and Warburg, Penguin
    Secker and Warburg, Penguin

    9. On the Road, Jack Kerouac

    Viking Press, Penguin
    Viking Press, Penguin
    Viking Press, Penguin

    10. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway

    Scribner, Scribner
    Scribner, Scribner
    Scribner, Scribner

    11. Native Son, Richard Wright

    Harper & Bros., Harper Perennial
    Harper & Bros., Harper Perennial
    Harper & Bros., Harper Perennial

    12. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

    Chapman and Hall, Penguin
    Chapman and Hall, Penguin
    Chapman and Hall, Penguin

    13. Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    14. The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

    D. Appleton & Company, Modern Library
    D. Appleton & Company, Modern Library
    D. Appleton & Company, Modern Library

    15. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

    Harper & Brothers, Harper Perennial
    Harper & Brothers, Harper Perennial
    Harper & Brothers, Harper Perennial

    16. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

    Charles Scribner's Sons, Scribner
    Charles Scribner's Sons, Scribner
    Charles Scribner's Sons, Scribner

    17. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum

    George M. Hill Company, Puffin Classics
    George M. Hill Company, Puffin Classics
    George M. Hill Company, Puffin Classics

    18. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis

    Geoffrey Bles, Harper Collins
    Geoffrey Bles, Harper Collins
    Geoffrey Bles, Harper Collins

    19. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

    Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, Vintage
    Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, Vintage
    Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, Vintage

    20. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

    Random House, Virago Press
    Random House, Virago Press
    Random House, Virago Press

    21. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

    William Heinemann, Penguin
    William Heinemann, Penguin
    William Heinemann, Penguin

    22. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

    Charles L. Webster And Company, Penguin Classics
    Charles L. Webster And Company, Penguin Classics
    Charles L. Webster And Company, Penguin Classics

    23. Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison

    Alfred Knopf, Plume
    Alfred Knopf, Plume
    Alfred Knopf, Plume

    24. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

    J. B. Lippincott & Co, Grand Central Publishing
    J. B. Lippincott & Co, Grand Central Publishing
    J. B. Lippincott & Co, Grand Central Publishing

    25. Middlemarch, George Eliot

    William, Blackwood & Sons; Penguin Classics
    William, Blackwood & Sons; Penguin Classics
    William, Blackwood & Sons; Penguin Classics

    26. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle

    Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Square Fish
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Square Fish
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Square Fish

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