Friday, July 23, 2010

new-classic

My library covets the Penguin Classics hardcover series redesign by Coralie Beckford-Smith:
(photos courtesy of jessie abrams baca and anthropologie)

[We went into the house by a side door - the great front entrance had two chains across it outside - and the first thing I noticed was, that the passages were all dark, and that she had left a candle burning there. She took it up, and we went through more passages and up a staircase, and still it was all dark, and only the candle lighted us.
At last we came to the door of a room, and she said, "Go in."
I answered, more in shyness than politeness, "After you, miss."
To this, she returned: "Don't be ridiculous, boy; I am not going in." And scornfully walked away, and - what was worse - took the candle with her.]
-Great Expectations, Charles Dickens, pg 57, young Pip meets the ever-daunting Estella
-Cameron: Santa Fe, NM

1 comment:

  1. Nothing makes me want to read more than new book covers!

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