26 Iconic Book Covers Changing Over Time


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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