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Iconic book covers?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:54 am
by TontoBronto
I bought a used copy of "Catcher in the Rye" and was a bit surprised when it DIDN'T have the cover I was expecting--
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Seems like decades that people were carrying around that simple orangish-red cover with just text of "Catcher in the Rye JD Salinger."

Any other covers that were similarly iconic???

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:02 am
by TontoBronto
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Probably has something to do with when one went to school, but the cover of "Ulysses" above, with the mismatched letters, was what everyone had in the 70s.
Searching Google images suggests it wasn't all that common??

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:45 am
by marybeth
Yep, I remember that Catcher in the Rye cover!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:03 am
by keith from ny
LOL, I still have both those books with the covers as pictured! Literally took me 30 years to get through Ulysses, and then only with the help of an audio edition brilliantly narrated by Donal Donnelly and Miriam Healy-Louie (which I highly recommend). Catcher In The Rye on the other hand was about 6 hours.