1984

10 Redesigned Book Covers That’ll Make You Want a New Copy of an Old Favorite

They say never judge a book by its cover but we all do, and sometimes, so do the publishers. Book covers are constantly getting redesigned and aesthetically cultivated, and the slight changes with each new edition makes for an interesting collection of the same book. I don’t hate it, and I don’t think y’all do either.

 

Here are ten of my favorite redesigned covers that make me want to go out and replace the perfectly good books I already own. The copy I own is pictured on the left, the copy I want, the right.

 

1. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

 

Call of the Wild

 

 

2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

 

 

3. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

 

The Metamorphosis

 

 

4. Emma by Jane Austen

 

Emma

 

 

5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

 

 

6. 1984 by George Orwell

 

1984

 

 

7. A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

 

A Manual for Cleaning Women

 

 

8. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

 

The Lovely Bones

 

 

9. The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr

 

The Liars Club

 

 

 

10. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

 

No Country for Old Men