|Jun 11 2014
Hey everybody—get an Eiffel of these!
If you’ve been visiting the site for a while, you perhaps remember the cover we shared for H.R. Lenormand’s Renée, which shows a lonely woman staring out of her room at the majestic—and in that context clearly metaphorical—Eiffel Tower. Since then we’ve seen the tower pop up on many covers, including Passion in Paris by Harrison Stone, above, so today we’ve compiled a collection. Most of these examples view the tower as just an innocent civic landmark, but take it from us—once the idea that it stands for something else gets into your head you really can’t get it out. Interestingly, while the tower appears on many U.S. book fronts, we found it on only two of the hundreds of French covers we have. Perhaps they consider it too banal. Twenty-one scans below.
FranceCharadePaul ReninJack IamsPaul DaneMack ReynoldsJoseph HerronWill NewburyHelga MorayMichael WellsAaron BellAuguste le BretonSim AlbertMichel BriceGérard de VilliersJean de BallardGeorge GoodmanPeter StoneMatthew HeadDiane FrazerJean d’AuffargisHarrison StoneBernard Maracover artcover collectionliterature