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Friday, March 30, 2007

Wuthering Heights on Sale

I made another trek to Bayer's Lake today, lured by the siren song of classic literature (so difficult to find in my hometown, where the shelves are stocked instead with home fondue-kits, coffee books, or trashy novels). I finally surrendered to my desire to read Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, unabridged, in French (yes, after the thesis...).

I still hate Chapters, but they have Wuthering Heights on sale. They have a special offer of three books for $25.00 including Wuthering Heights and several other classics ranging from Jane Austen to James Joyce.

Speaking of Jane Austen, and of worthwhile purchases, I would recomend purchasing this little edition of Wuthering Heights by the Collectors Library. It's only $5.00 but a quality book- well bound and beautiful. The series also has Jane Eyre, however, they are completely sold out of Charlotte's novel. I purchased their edition of Northanger Abbey today, and am very pleased with it. It is also illustrated, but I cannot say whether or not the Bronte novels are as well. They are pocket-sized and very handy for emergencies (such as long bus rides). NA has gold gilding, burgundy cloth binding, and a matching silk ribbon bookmark. These pages are certainly not going to fall out easily!


Mags said...

a quality book- well bound and beautiful

Sounds like a very nice book, indeed. :-) (If you've read NA you might get that little joke.)

Sarah O. said...

Yes, I find their edition of Persuasion fantastically handy, and it has stood up to multiple, multiple readings. It's important to take the paper cover off, of course. Bleargh. Hugh Thomson's engravings in both Persuasion and Northanger Abbey are, dare I use the word, "charming". I especially love "He attended to her large, fat sighings" and the Little Durands, with their mouths open.

Robas said...

I love the Collector's Library books! I bought Jane Eyre and a complete box of Jane Austen's novels.
In September they are planning to release a box with all the Bronte books.

Brontëana said...

to mags:

Give me time; I'll get there eventually!

Brontëana said...

to sarah o:

I was very pleased with the illustrations too. I think they really suit the work- although I haven't seen the ones from Persuasion yet.

Brontëana said...

to robas:

Great news! At the moment the price of their Jane Eyre is inflated three times the sale price for the current selection!