My selection is John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’, which happens to be one of my personal favourites. My old copy of the book has been missing for the longest time and I’ve been looking for an edition with a great cover that I could purchase for my own collection. Anyway, this week's Weekly Geeks gave me a good excuse to start doing some research on the variety of editions available, here's what I found:
~~1986 ~~~~ 1993~~~~~1994~~
~~2001~~~~ 2002~~~~~ 2003~~~~ 2006~~
Apparently, the 1937 edition is selling at Christie’s for about $230. The 1937, 2001 and 2006 edition is my favourite book cover design. I didn’t really like the 1986 version because the colour and picture just didn’t stand out.
Going through the various cover designs, I’m more likely to purchase the 2002 version which comes in a set of 6 other books by Steinbeck. It’s a box set that includes The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, The Pearl, Cannery Row, Travels with Charley and In Search of America.