Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Which vintage "Dracula" cover is your favorite?

It's been, oh, about 6,198 weeks since Dracula by Bram Stoker was first published in 1897. There have been many, many editions over the decades. I have gathered images of a few of the earlier ones here.

Tell me which one you like the most in the comments. Or share a link to an edition you like even more. (And make sure your windows are battened tightly tonight.)

Above: First illustrated edition, published by Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd, London, 1901

Above: Grosset & Dunlap, 1930

Above: Pocket Books, 1947

Above: Irish translation from 1933 with Austin Molloy cover design

Above: Photoplay Edition. Grosset & Dunlap, 1931


  1. I'd have to vote for the 1901 edition, only because that scene in the book stands out in my memory as the most disturbing when I first read Dracula. I'd also give a nod to the overtly sexual cover on the Photoplay edition and the obvious tribute to Bela Lugosi on that Pocketbooks edition.