Brideshead Cover Art on Display

A Roman Catholic quarterly literary magazine (Dappled Things) has kindly posted the cover art from copies of Brideshead Revisited dating back to the first editions. It does not claim to be complete and does not include any foreign language editions. But it does seem to include most (possibly all) Penguin paperbacks. Missing are most notably the Australian first edition and the several U.S. editions published by Dell (although none of those rival Penguin in artistic quality or variety). The article (compiled by Jonathan McDonald) concludes by noting that:

… the cover designers kept coming back around to the spirit of the original edition’s ornate design. This is a good instinct, and it shows that there remains a perennial understanding of the book’s nature.

It is certainly worth a look. To view it click here.

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