Thursday, June 11, 2009

Jen Wang: The Short Novels of John Steinbeck


A new Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. This is a great solution to showing the history of Steinbeck by incorporating covers of his original first editions published in the 30s and 40s. Bottom image shows the first edition of The Pearl, published in 1947 by Viking.

6 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

very clever and in the end, uniquely beautiful.

Ian Shimkoviak said...

April and Oliver by Amy Towmey is a great cover and worthy of a post. amazing production value and a striking image.

Anonymous said...

You probably mean Anne Twomey

Ian Shimkoviak said...

Yeah. I do. Sorry. I'm working on like 3 books right now with authors named amy...

Padfoot and Prongs - Good Books Inc. said...

I saw these and fell in love. I want the whole set. Even though I do love my 30 cent paper backs...

Love your blog though! Am looking forward to coming back for more.

H3NR7 said...

So eye catching. I love the re-use of the classic cover designs.