Book covers are used to sell books and the way they are designed reveals aspects of how the reading public receives the contents within.
The original magazine publication, 1890.
First edition, 1891.
Charles Carrington, Paris, 1908.
Thriller Picture Library, 1956.
UK Edition, 1960s.
Franklin Library, 1988.
(Accented in 22kt gold.)
Penguin Books, 2010.
Intervisual Books, 2010.
I think my current favourite is the 1988 edition, accented in gold. There's merit in producing an editon of the Picture of Dorian Gray as elaborate as that.
And so, for a whole year, [Dorian] sought to accumulate the most exquisite specimens that he could find ... books bound in tawny satins or fair blue silks and wrought with fleurs-de-lis...
Books are beautiful things.
I think my favourite is the 1960s UK edition- the red accent from the underside of the cape coupled with the empty portrait in the background makes for an interesting representation of the novel.ReplyDelete