Wish List: Penguin Deluxe Edition Classics

23/10/2014 Literature, Reading 10

Now, I know they say not to judge a book by its cover, but if you had the choice between the edition of Jane Eyre on the left, or the one on the right, which would you pick?

jane eyre

Personally, I’d pick the one of the right! The other day in Waterstones, my eye was caught by a table of some rather quirky editions of some of the classics – called Penguin Deluxe Editions – amongst which was this amazing copy of Jane Eyre. I’ll admit I pretty much wanted to buy the whole table!

I particularly liked the cute version of Wuthering Heights, and the comic book Frankenstein, and would happily replace my old battered copies of Sense and Sensibility and Dubliners with these far prettier ones! I was also tempted by the Penguin Deluxe Edition of Dante’s Divine Comedy, because I have been meaning to read it for ages, and I have always been interested in Greek Myths, so liked the look of that one too (basically I just wanted them all!)! I love that they all had really thick, quality paper in them, and the covers were beautifully textured.


Has anyone else ever seen these Penguin Deluxe Editions before? I sure hadn’t! I’m seriously considering buying one though, I just can’t decide which one!

10 Responses to “Wish List: Penguin Deluxe Edition Classics”

  1. Noelia Alonso

    The Penguin Deluxe Editions are beyond gorgeous! I especially love Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights but The Greek Myths really got my attention, a maybe I will buy it at some point. Thank you for this post =)

    • Laura

      They are so gorgeous! I want them all, but I’m particularly debating between Jane Eyre and Frankenstein.

    • Laura

      Same! I think next time I’m in the shop I will definitely be getting Jane Eyre. It’s so pretty!

    • Laura

      Yeah, I definitely agree! You can often tell that those paintings they have on some classics actually have nothing to do with the book. I have a copy of Pride and Prejudice that just has a very washed out looking painting of a flower on it, so I’m not sure what that has to do with the book!

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