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How Edward Gorey Helped Revolutionize the Publishing Industry

As a cover designer for Doubleday Anchor, the famed illustrator played a part in the roll-out of the "trade paperback."

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  • Gorey's first cover, circa 1953.

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  • Bleak House, by Charles Dickens (1953)

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  • Amerika, by Franz Kafka (1955)

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  • My Mother's House and The Vagabond, by Colette (1955)

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  • What Maisie Knew, by Henry James (1954)

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  • Tales of Good and Evil, by Nicolai V. Gogol (1957)

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  • Victory, by Joseph Conrad (1957)