Thursday, 19 April 2012

Are you a (Brontë) bookworm?

Have you read Jane Eyre? What did you like about it? Perhaps you've just seen the new movie with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender, or one of the BBC adaptations, but it's got you keen to get to the real thing?

This is my favourite cover for the novel - the Penguin Clothbound Edition by Coralie Bickford-Smith. She has also designed beautiful cloth bindings for various other classics - see her portfolio here.

Have you read anything else from the Victorian era? What was your favourite? Let me know!


  1. Beautiful cover! Gets one all geared up for a classic!

  2. You should see the others! :-) Hardcovers rock.

  3. Stunning cover! I'm a sucker for a prettily-bound book :) I'm guilty of buying multiple copies of the same novel just because they're purty (but only the classics, of course!). My pride and joy is a leather-bound copy of the collected works of Charlotte and Emily Bronte.