There are tons of options out there for readers who want to collect attractive copies of classics but, honestly, some just aren't that affordable (I still only have one of the clothbound Penguins -- The Woman in White). With the new Classic Lines series from Splinter (Sterling), you can get high presentation value classics at a much more reasonable cost (read: you could gift almost three books instead of one!).
With French flaps and printed end papers on sturdy paperbacks, these classics, designed by fashion illustrator Sara Singh, are gorgeous. I've already fallen for her Pip. I wish I could show you the back of Great Expectations because it's wonderful too -- a set table that obviously belongs to Miss Havisham and the quote "you are part of my existence, part of myself ..." (which is also on the endpapers).
The available titles are Emma, Great Expectations, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility.
I think the colors on this Emma are gorgeous! And at $8.95 apiece, it would be easy to buy all six to start a young reader's classic library. I hope that the series expands too. I would love to see an Anne of Green Gables or a My Antonia in this style.
Celebrating the marriage of art and the written word,