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Cover Versions: Worldwide covers of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’
09.13.2012
09:03 am

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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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