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Classic novels have had a rough shake lately, but the problem may be with the shabby covers you’re used to seeing at Barnes & Noble. After all, a hardcover is still a hardcover.

This series from Penguin Classics may help things out a bit. Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith came up with these, and they’re just about perfect, from the aristocratic chandeliers of Great Expectations to the vulgar geometry of Crime & Punishment.

Sadly, it’s only available in the UK through Waterstones…but we’re sure there’s a trick or two that can get it to your door.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom