The Many Covers of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’


Don’t put all your Halloween decorations away yet — we have one more gothic hero to celebrate. Today would have been the 165th birthday of Bram Stoker, creator of the world’s most famous vampire (sorry, Angel) Count Dracula. To celebrate his birth, and the birth of his most enduring creation, we’ve put together a slideshow of some of our favorite Dracula covers, from the time of its original printing in 1897 to today. And hey, after you’re finished soaking in the vintage book cover art, why not delve into the many free editions of Stoker’s back list available online? It’s the best of both worlds.

First edition, Archibald Constable and Co, 1897. [via]

First American edition, Doubleday and McClure, 1899. [via]

1901 edition. [via]

Doubleday, 1902. [via]

Constable, 1904. [via]

Rider & Son, 1916. [via]

Rider & Co, 1927. [via]

Grosset & Dunlap, 1930. [via Peter Harrington]

Modern Library edition, 1932. [via]

Pocket Books, 1947. [via]

Penguin Classics, 1993. [via]

Sterling Publishing / Barnes & Noble, design by Jessica Hische, 2011. [via]