This year’s (controversial) release of Go Set a Watchman got me thinking about To Kill a Mockingbird – a classic I haven’t read since it was assigned reading in high school. I remember liking it a lot – unlike most of my classmates. Fun fact: I named my cat Scout because of this book.
To Kill a Mockingbird, as a Pulitzer Prize winner and a straight-up classic, has a ton of great covers. Buckle up – I’m going to throw a bunch at you.
Top row: contemporary reprints. Second row: vintage covers and original printings. (I’m a huge fan of the simple typography-on-orange design but I’m never going to find it in a bookshop – it’s the first edition paperback.) Third row: foreign editions. Left to right: Czech, Georgian, Vietnamese editions. Last row: redesigns by the talented Edmund Zaloga, Luis E. Quevedo, and Jason Booher.
I can’t seem to find a designer behind this cover – if this is your work, or you know who put this together, please give me a shout!
Which cover is your favourite? I’d love to see your comments. Feel free to link to any great cover art that I’ve missed – and I know there are plenty out there.
Cover to Cover is a weekly project comparing and critiquing the various covers of popular novels, published every Wednesday. Find more posts in this series here.