Covers to Thomas Pynchon's novel, Gravity's Rainbow

Gravity's Rainbow
GR first US edition

First US Edition
The Viking Press, New York
Published: April 1973
Design: Marc Getter
Price: $15

Paperback, with same cover, published simultaneously

GR first swedish edition

First Swedish Edition
Albert Bonniers Förlag
Published: 1996
Translation: Hans-Jacob Nilsson
Design: Johan Petterson
Price: 50 AR

"My reason for putting Saturn on the cover is that Saturn's rings are in fact a rainbow, consisting as they do of ice and, futhermore, James Clerk Maxwell, who invented Maxwell's Demon (1867) to which Pynchon so often refers, in his time studied Saturn and its rings."

– Magnus Bergh, Albert Bonniers Förlag

GR first paperback swedish Edition

First Swedish Paperback Edition
Albert Bonniers Förlag
Bonnier Pocket
Published: 1998
Translation: Hans-Jacob Nilsson
Design: Edvard Derkert

GR first german edition

German Edition
Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH
Published: 1981
Translation: Elfriede Jelinek & Thomas Piltz
Design: P.J. Blumenthal

Thanks to Hanjo Berressem.

GR first japanise edition GR first japanise edition

First Japanese Edition
Published: March 1993 (Vol 1) & July 1993 (Vol 2)
Translation: Koshikawa Yoshiaki, Ueno Tatsuro, Saeki Yasuki & Hatayama Hideaki

Thanks to Ueno Tatsuro.


Thomas Pynchon
Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon