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

2. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

Chatto & Windus, Harper Perennial

3. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

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

5. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf

Hogarth Press, Harcourt

6. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison

Random House, Vintage

7. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut

Delacorte, Dell

8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

Secker and Warburg, Penguin

9. On the Road, Jack Kerouac

Viking Press, Penguin

10. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway

Scribner, Scribner

11. Native Son, Richard Wright

Harper & Bros., Harper Perennial

12. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

Chapman and Hall, Penguin

13. Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

14. The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

D. Appleton & Company, Modern Library

15. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

Harper & Brothers, Harper Perennial

16. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

Charles Scribner’s Sons, Scribner

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

George M. Hill Company, Puffin Classics

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

Geoffrey Bles, Harper Collins

19. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, Vintage

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

Random House, Virago Press

21. A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

William Heinemann, Penguin

22. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

Charles L. Webster And Company, Penguin Classics

23. Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison

Alfred Knopf, Plume

24. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

J. B. Lippincott & Co, Grand Central Publishing

25. Middlemarch, George Eliot

William, Blackwood & Sons; Penguin Classics

26. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Square Fish

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