The Endless Plains of My Antonia: 43 Covers

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my antonia fieldssss

This one’s a prairie

my antonia same 2


my antonia same 1

They couldn’t even bother to get a new prairie

my antonia weird people

I think the designer of this INTENDED a prairie but may not know what a prairie is

my antonia hand wheat

I am counting this wheat as a prairie

my antonia bound

more wheat: evidence of a prairie

my antonia mostly girl

Mostly girl, some prairie

my antonia teens

Almost certainly a Prairie

my antonia wheat rolls


my antonia knife

At least in this one she’s got that knife

my antonia air thing

I swear to god a lot of interesting things happen in this book

my antonia bad font

There’s this whole crazy story about a wolf chase

my antonia more work

And, like, this rattlesnake incident

my antonia sheets

And a bunch of people’s family members are dead

my antonia big wheat rolls

What I’m saying is, a lot of interesting visuals and characters and concepts to work with

my antonia horse

There’s really no reason for all these covers to be prairies

my antonia meh

Not that there’s anything WRONG with a prairie as like a body of land

my antonia house

I mean it’s important to the story and all, it’s where they live

my antonia weird

and it’s important to America’s economy,

my antonia wheat pattern

god knows I love bread

my antonia ugh

I could eat it all day

my antonia creepy wheat child

But if I had to say the most memorable part of My Antonia it wouldn’t be “prairie”

my antonia look wheat

or even “bread”

my antonia frightening

And I know design is hard guys

my antonia sky face 2

I know it’s tough

my antonia face sky

It’s really tough to be original

my antonia speckly

But I mean

my antonia blurry

I really can’t believe how long this list is getting

my antonia white house

I keep hoping it will end

my antonia wall girl

and it just keeps going

my antonia really

Like the vast bread bowl of America

my antonia nah

And I’m embarrassed for all of us


designers I mean

my antonia gradient

the rest of you are blameless

my antonia lots of green

…or are you?

my antonia blurry 2

maybe by the laws of supply and demand you’re at fault too

my antonia so much wheat

I mean this phenomenon didn’t just happen on its own

my antonia too blue

someone asked for these prairies

my antonia first edition

someone looked at this beautiful 1st edition cover and thought

my antonia headphones

“This is alright but it could stand to be much more focused on the prairie part”

my antonia hood

“Yes, more prairie would suit me just fine.”

my antonia looks cold

And somewhere out there, in some vast expanse


a designer shivered without knowing why

Review by

Amy Collier once saw Fabio at an airport. Fabio is an Italian model who has appeared on many classic romance novels, such as Love Me with Fury, Lovestorm, and More Than a Feeling. He has been the spokesperson for The Geek Squad, OralB Sensitive Advantage Toothbrush, Nationwide Insurance, Versace, and the American Cancer Society. He is 6'3" barefoot; usually in cowboy boots. Follow Amy on Twitter.


  1. Luisa says

    So great! Thank you for this. The word prairie has lost all meaning to me now…

  2. holly says

    Prairie as metaphor for woman:

    – fertile but basically empty
    – blank canvas for man to write on
    – has potential value but no immediate payoff
    – requires backbreaking labour before giving return on investment
    – to be conquered by men who will subsequently tell themselves nobody had ever been there before

    (I don’t know, I’m not American. To be honest I have only a general idea what a prairie even is. Laura Ingalls Wilder being my sole prairie experience.)

  3. Nicole Chase says

    Honest to God, the friggin prairie is probably why I never read this.

  4. Jessica McLeod says

    This book has never held any interest for me until I saw your redesigned cover.

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