This week we'll take a look at another Penguin classics series. This one seems to be officially called the "Clothbound Classics"; the series collects ten 19th century novels, all bound in beautifully patterned cloth. The titles included are:
Sense and Sensibility
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Pride and Prejudice
Crime and Punishment
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Would you believe these were designed by the same artist who is responsible for "Ten Tales of the Supernatural" set that Penguin did last year, which was also the topic of my first blog post here? I'm stunned by Coralie Bickford-Smith's skill and versatility; she's able to adapt so keenly to her task at hand, whether its adventure novels or elegant Victorian ficiton. Another thing that I keep coming back to is the sequencing of the books and colors. The spine colors look so well against their neighbors that I can't imagine seeing this set in any other order.
If you liked these, take a look here: her site is finally live! And, warning, unless you want to max out your Christmas list this year stay away from the "clothbound series 2" link. Be still, my heart!