Penguin classics with fabulous covers

I love reading classic novels - not only does it make me feel smart :), but it also connects me to the many generations of readers who have read these stories before me.  I am interested to find out "why is this book a 'classic'?"

What I don't usually love about classic novels is the publishing quality and craftsmanship.  The books are either so old that they are smelly and falling apart.  Or they are part of a huge roll-out of reproduced classic books that lack grandness and specialness.

Penguin to the rescue!  Today, 10.27.09, Penguin is releasing eight beautifully covered and published classics.  Produced in-house by Coralie Bickford-Smith, these intricately patterned hardback classics are just as gorgeous as they are literally filling.  The titles include: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. 

Check them out - they are available at Amazon and Anthropologie!

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