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Edward Gorey book covers

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Love love LOVE this gallery of book covers illustrated by the incomparable Edward Gorey. Though his trademark morbid/creepy illustrations are great fun, I think the Conrad and Kafka covers shown above are my favorites.

(Via The Faster Times.)

December 4, 2010 in Books | Permalink


I've got a couple of those Anchor editions of Conrad that I was lucky enough to snag, cheap, in used bookstores years ago. The covers are wonderful.

Posted by: Levi Stahl at Dec 4, 2010 11:13:48 AM

I love this. Old book covers are my favorites.

Posted by: Brandon at Dec 4, 2010 6:02:41 PM

Next time I'm at the used book store it's going to take me a lot longer to get through the paperback classics section, since I'll now be pulling out each copy to look at the cover, instead of just reading the spine.

Posted by: Pete at Dec 6, 2010 12:58:48 PM