The Great Gatsby Covers: A Brief History
A novel like The Great Gatsby, which is nearly 90 years old and is one of the most successful novels of all time, inevitably will have dozens of covers over the years.
I love looking back at all of the different interpretations of the novel through cover design. You might remember, we’ve looked at covers before with The Sound and the Fury and Neuromancer and The Grapes of Wrath.
I dug through the interwebs looking for legitimate covers of the novel, but keep in mind that a lot of people like to make their own redesigns. Just for kicks, I guess. I believe I’ve filtered out all of those, but one or two might have sneaked in. So what’s Gatsby’s cover looked like over the years?
I’m trying to follow this one and I don’t get it. A bit too abstract, I guess. Anyone?
No, don’t like this one. Too straightforward.
This is the most common cover, and I think it’s one of the best. You’ll recognize the eyes as that of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg.
Nothing worse than an actual photo on a book cover. Couldn’t hire a designer, I guess.
This one’s kind of simple, but I like it.