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0047 On the Run

July 16, 2011

  • Title: On the Run
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1963
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: K1292
  • Cover Price: $0.40
  • Cover Artist: Robert McGinnis


Ok, folks, this cover is about as good as it gets. The first edition of On the Run has one of the best covers ever cranked out for John D MacDonald. Of course, it was drawn by the incomparable Robert McGinnis, who really pulled out all the stops for this one. The composition is first rate and I love the detail in the leaves, the lily pads, the water ripples, and the reflection. The girl is classic McGinnis, but she really only occupies a small part of the cover. On the off chance that you might miss her, they tucked the title right up against her thigh.

And as an extra added bonus, the cover actually comes from a scene in the story.

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