Friday, 19 April 2013

Wish List Item: Penguin Cloth Bound Classics

To many, the mere mention of the word Classics, evokes thoughts of boring stories, written in a era of old-school attitudes and where the most exciting thing that happened was the annual summer ball (if you were of a higher-class that is). I however, adore the Classics. They are by far the best example of good writing and excellent story telling. Take a look at the New York Times Best Sellers List, yes those books may be hot now, but most are unlikely to stand the test of time. Classics however, are timeless.

The wonderful people at Penguin have given Classic lovers a great treat, by re-printing many of these wonderful tales with beautiful cloth bound covers. Just imagine how lovely these would look on your book shelves, and I think they would make a pretty classy gift too.

Coralie Bickford-Smith  is the brains behind these breath-taking designs, and she is one talented lady. 

Click here to purchase 

Full Book List
1.  Sense And Sensibility by Jane Austen     
2.  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens  
3.  Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell      
4.  Tess Of The D'ubervilles by Thomas Hardy        
5.  The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde       
6.  The Hound Of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle        
7.  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte     
8.  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll         
9.  Emma by Jane Austen     
10.  Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte       
11.  Penguin Classics The Odyssey by Homer        
12.  Lady Chatterly's Lover by D H Lawrence          
13.  Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson      
14.  Sonnets And A Lover's Complaint, The by William Shakespeare         
15.  Little Women by May Louisa Alcott        
16.  The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins  
17.  Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
18.  Inferno by Dante 
19.  A Christmas Carol And Other Christmas Writings by Charles Dickens
20.  Tales From 1001 Nights by Lyons          
21.  A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens          
22.  Middlemarch by George Eliot
23.  Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen        
24.  Bleak House by Charles Dickens           
25.  Persuasion by Jane Austen
26. Northhanger Abby by Jane Austin
27. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

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