'Troilus & Criseyde' by Geoffrey Chaucer (Vintage, 1966)
The great Edward Gorey, mid-century master of the macabre and darkly delightful, was a prolific illustrator of his own irreverent books among countless others, and would occasionally illustrate existing literature.
But Gorey, unbeknownst to many, also designed dozens of book covers, including a number for some of literary history’s greatest classics during the paperback revolution.
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'Troilus & Criseyde' by Geoffrey Chaucer (Vintage, 1966)

The great Edward Gorey, mid-century master of the macabre and darkly delightful, was a prolific illustrator of his own irreverent books among countless others, and would occasionally illustrate existing literature.

But Gorey, unbeknownst to many, also designed dozens of book covers, including a number for some of literary history’s greatest classics during the paperback revolution.

More covers