I finished reading John Steinbeck's East of Eden a couple of days ago, and it being an instant favourite, I've already started scouring the internet for what editions are currently in existence.
I love my book collection and owning multiple copies of a book I adore is pretty normal for me. To some it might seem crazy but, being a bibliophile, it's something I love to do.
There's an edition or two I have my eye on but more than that I was just enjoying looking at the different ways publishing houses have chosen to represent this books over the years.
I've included a small representation of the covers I've come across above. Some of these are modern, some vintage. I'm sure you can tell the difference for the most part.
I like some of these covers, others not so much, but none of them overly represent the book to me, so I started thinking of what image I would choose to cover this book with and honestly, I have no idea. I know the characters, I know the major themes but nothing stands out as being the perfect representation of what you could expect to find within the pages of this book.
So with that in mind, I think I'm even more enamored with not only the book as a whole, but with the choice of cover for the original 1952 edition (pictured in the top left hand corner). A simple cover showing the title and a little bit of land. Not the most beautiful, true, but it's understated and unassuming. Something I wouldn't mind seeing more of.