November 18, 2009

Beautiful Books

Well Penguin Classics and Coralie Bickford-Smith have done it again! Perhaps some of you remember their first set of cloth-bound classics she designed? Well the second series is just a beautifully designed as the first! It is compiled of 10 classic books: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doylecan, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, Emma by Jane Austen, The Odyssey by Homer, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare, Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. All of these can now be purchased at Waterstones for £12.99 each. You can find most of the 1st series on Amazon. These are definetly going on my Christmas List!


  1. if i had any room, they would be on my list, too!

  2. eeeee, i am so excited!! I was telling my boyfriend about these books and I could not remember who published them with the new designed covers!! I searched and searched and here you go, posting about the second series!! yeah!!!
    thank you Lizzy, you made my night!!!

  3. i haven't heard of this book but the cover sure is lovely.

  4. The design is gorgeous. It’s invites readers and non readers to read these books because of the beautiful design cover.

  5. they are very pretty!

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