I read “The sun also rises” by Ernest Hemingway in February and quite liked it. So, it’s time to look at some of its covers. The title of the book when it was published in the UK in 1927 was “Fiesta” and this is what it is still called in Germany.
I couldn’t find a lot of German covers unfortunately, but there are plenty of English ones (and still more than I am showing here).
Most of the covers focus on the bullfight, not surprising given the book title, but even though the “fiesta” is an important part of the book and there IS a bullfight I think that an image of a bullfight gives the potential reader a wrong impression of the book. Mine is the 6th one, one of the least attractive, but swappers can’t be choosers.
I also found an Italian cover, which I actually like best (in spite of the bull motif).
And yet another one, this time Spanish…
Which one do you like best?