What’s the point of having a blog if you don’t use it to share your newest obsessions?
My latest and greatest literary obsessions are the Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions. I’ve recently discovered this collection and am particularly enamoured with the cover art by Ruben Toledo.
I’ve been a fan of Toledo’s work as a fashion illustrator for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Nordstrom, so it was only natural that I fell hard for his cover illustrations for classic books including Wuthering Heights (above), Dracula, Jane Eyre, and Pride and Prejudice (below).
But, as I said, I’m a little obsessed with all the books in the Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions collection, so I’m sure I’ll end up with all of them eventually. I decided to start with Three Novels of New York: The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. This book is huge since it’s actually three books in one. I really want to read all three books, and Richard Gray’s cover art (not to mention an intro by Jonathan Franzen) helped me decide that this was the edition for me.
You can see more of the titles in this Penguin collection here.