Monday, January 21, 2019

Cover Love - Journey to the Center of the Earth

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Journey to the Center Of The Earth- is there a more evocative book title out there? Of course when this was written it probably seemed a little more plausible but there's still a lot of imagination here, and as I've scrolled through various versions of this book I've been struck by how many amazing covers there are. So here are a few of my faves. 

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Journey to the Center of the Earth (Saddleback's Illustrated Classics)

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My favorites are 

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35 comments:

  1. So, which is your favourite? πŸ™‚ I quite like the mushrooms.

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    1. I quite like the mushrooms but I'm also really fond of the very first one!

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  2. I love me some vintage sci fi book covers. They always make my imagination run wild. Modern covers don't have the same childlike wonder.

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  3. Great post! I actually found the one for 35 cents buried in a stack of books at a new thrift store I found, and grabbed it. I don't know how they find them, but they have lots and lots of older books which are so cool to look. Hugs and Happy Monday! RO

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    1. I LOVE finding books like that at thrift sales or secondhand shops. It always feels so giddy to discover some hidden treasure. :)

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  4. Great covers great covers! I think the second and third ones are my favorites

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  5. Wow, it's hard to pick a favorite! These are all pretty magical. I'm very fond of the covers with mushrooms on them😁

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  6. Wow I didn't realize there were so many different covers for this! I like them all!

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    1. I found SO many I almost doubled this post!

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  7. Oh wow - there are a lot! And they're all original and very cool.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I love the variety. And I saw the bluish one where it looks like they'r coming out of a cave one of my regular commenters posted it a while back and I loved it! I was surprised how there are so many!

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  8. Those are some great covers, I like the 2nd and 3rd ones best.

    Funny enough, (nothing against this book I know it's a well loved classic) Journey to the Center Of The Earth was on a required summer reading list when I was in grammar school and it was one of the books that made me NOT want to read books. Ugh. That and The Red Badge of Courage. Oh my gosh. Why people? lol. Finally Animal Farm came along on the required reading list and that was much better.

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    1. I love those. And that's interesting! Full disclosure: I've NEVER read this book. Although I did read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (another concept I adore) and was bored to tears. So sometimes I just like the covers. :)

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  9. So many versions! I love the retro feel of all of them.

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  10. Oh I love all of these! I've never read this one but I just bought a copy and am looking forward to trying it.

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    1. I've never read it either, but I loved the movie when I was a kid!

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  11. Of course I love the Rock Paper Books edition. All their covers are so gorgeous. I also really like the second one and the one near the end with the volcano. I like the art styles! I can see why you like your faves though. I'm guessing giant mushrooms must be a thing in the book? Lol.

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    1. I know- I LOVE their stuff. Like, I want a whole shelf of just their spines. And I don't know- I've never read it- but I have a feeling mushrooms ARE a thing. :)

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  12. My favorite is the mushrooms one! But there are a lot of really good covers!

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  13. Oh wow I love so many of these! I really love that first one!

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  14. The 9th cover from top to bottom would be my favorite out of all of them! :)

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  15. I love the first and the fourth one because of the styles. They kind of have a modern style but also a vintage style of sorts that has a nod to a past time and I really enjoy seeing that.

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  16. Wow, I had no idea there were so many cover choices for this book. The one with all of the mushrooms is my favorite. It looks like art.

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  17. Has anybody come across the Alien Voices version? Alien Voices is a series of dramatised classics, of which this is one. It’s produced by Leonard Nimoy and John De Lancie, who also perform in it, along with some other Star Trek actors. John De Lancie was the nephew, Leonard Nimoy the uncle. Worth digging up if you can get it, and great fun.

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  18. These covers are so great! This is one of my favorite stories, in all it's incarnations. I have several movie versions of it that are a lot of fun, too. :)

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  19. I actually own the red, black, and yellow edition (the seventh cover down) so I love seeing the other editions. Thanks for sharing, Greg!
    ~Litha Nelle

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  20. I don't know why I still have never read this book! I've always been fascinated by it!

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  21. I love the stalagtites and mites cover. It looks like teeth with the jaw about to close!
    Love that you found all these vintage covers :-)

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  22. This book has so many great covers. I love the one with the scroll and the giant mushrooms. πŸ„

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  23. I have this book on my ereader and will get to it eventually. I'm pretty sure I read this as a kid but don't recall much detail.

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