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Cover Versions: Worldwide covers of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’
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Jack Kerouac
On the Road

UK Edition, 1961
Here are my choice selections from the dozens of book covers of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road posted by the Beat Book Covers website.

Apparently this was Kerouac’s response to all the different cover designs and foreign editions:

“When I’m old, you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to study languages reading these.”


Jack Kerouac’s own (unsed) concept for the book jacket, done in 1952.

USA Edition, 1958

USA Edition, 1968

USA Edition, 1990

German Edition, 1959

French Edition, 1972

Italian Edition, 1967

Italian Edition, 1981

Argentina, 1959

Argentina, 1967

Croatia, 1971

Hungary, 1970

Lithuania, 1972

Portugal, 1978

Posted by Tara McGinley



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