William Blake’s “Adam and Eve Sleeping” from his Paradise Lost series—an interpretation of John Milton’s epic poem about the couple’s ejection from Eden—is the drawing you see up above.

Applause to the designer who, in 1968, chose the very on-the-nose art to illustrate John Updike’s tale of suburban woe and iffy marriage pacts. Read the book and you’ll see just how appropriate it is.

Thanks to our friends at Flat Vernacular for the excellent backdrops behind these titles.

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