Cover Love: Around the World in 80 Days

My local bookclub is embarking on a round-the-world via books theme for this year (and maybe next year too) and we started off the year with Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. Which is a perfect book for another edition of Cover Love!

The 1873 edition has a beautiful cover. And if you have several thousand dollars you don’t know how else to spend, you too can have the 1873 edition.

Around the World in 80 Days cover

While I don’t generally like retellings, I do like the cover on this Classic Starts retelling. And, it’s very appropriate to the book (unlike some other covers).

Around the World in 80 Days cover

I hate to pick on the Dover Thrift edition, but it’s really pretty boring, and kind of looks like somebody was playing with clipart.

Around the World in 80 Days cover

Nothing but raves for this audio version of the book, as Jim Dale is an amazing narrator. As a cover however, I side-eye the balloon. Did I sleep through the portion of the book where the balloon makes an appearance?

Around the World in 80 Days cover

Love this cover from Penguin Classics.

Around the World in 80 Days cover

Love this cover from Penguin as well.

One final great cover, this one from Puffin Classics.

Around the World in 80 Days cover


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Comments

  1. I think there’s a balloon in movie adaptations of the book. Is there not one in the book? Clearly one I’ve never actually read. Lots of good covers! It’s fun to do this for older books.

    • I haven’t read it either, but I always associate this book with a balloon too, how funny that there isn’t even one in the book. I like the Penguin cover.

  2. BTW there are some good ones in the German versions (Reise um die erde in 80 tagen, literally Journey around the earth in 80 days).

    https://www.google.com/search?q=reise+um+die+erde+in+80+tagen&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjem8WRqtrYAhVN3GMKHXcDDFEQ_AUICigB&biw=1760&bih=868

    There’s one where it looks like an elephant is pooping a parcel, and a really fun looking one with a red border, though it does feature a balloon.

    • I missed this comment – you’re right there are some really fun German ones. But what is up with the elephant butt one?

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