Friday, January 16, 2015

C.Y. Lee’s The Flower Drum Song

born December 23, 1916, Hsiangtan [Xiangtan], Hunan, China

Passenger List
Departure: Bombay, India, September 17, 1943

Arrival: San Pedro, California, October 24, 1943

Naturalization Record

The Flower Drum Song
C.Y. Lee
Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957
Jacket design by Susan Foster

Book design by Betty Crumley

Two clothbound versions by
Farrar, Straus and Cudahy (left)
and Grossett & Dunlap (right)

Victor Gollancz, 1957
United Kingdom edition
Cover art by Shirley Hughes

Great Pan, 1960
United Kingdom edition
Cover art by Hans Helweg

Dell, 1961
Cover art by Victor Kalin

Dell, 1966
Cover by Garridos

Ballantine Books, 1972
Cover art by Charles Reid

Penquin, 2002
Cover design by Jesse Marinoff Reyes
Cover art by Hector Garrido
(a recreation of his 1966 Dell illustration)

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