Anyway, this morning I found out about the beautiful new Penguin Christmas Classics thanks to an announcement on their Facebook page and it was love at first sight -- I want all of them!
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
The Nutcracker, by E.T.A. Hoffmann
A Merry Christmas & Other Stories, by Louisa May Alcott
The Night Before Christmas, by Nickolai Gogol
by Anthony Trollope
I am not the kind of person who likes to rush the holidays. I don't like to skip over Halloween and Thanksgiving in a hurry to get to Christmas, but I have to say I'm glad I found out about these now. Now I have some time before December rolls around and I am ready for all things Christmas to decide if I want to add them to my collection. Wouldn't these make a fabulous bookish Christmas gift?!
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But to get a little more in line with the current date on the calendar, I thought I would also mention some other Penguin Classics I've been pining over: the Penguin Horror Collection -- perfect for Halloween!
American Supernatural Tales, edited by S.J. Toji
& Guillermo del Toro
The Raven: Tales & Poems, by Edgar Allan Poe
The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories, by Ray Russell
by H.P. Lovecraft
I currently have American Supernatural Tales borrowed from the library, but am sorely tempted to pick up a copy of Frankenstein which I don't have and would like to re-read. And maybe a few of the others too, though I'm not as much of a fan of the last two listed here, from a strictly visual perspective.
So, I'm curious -- does anyone else have a particular line of classics they love? I am partial to Penguin in general (Threads and Clothbound and Drop Cap, oh my!) but there are so many other fabulous ones out there -- which ones are your favorites?
NOTE: This is not a sponsored post, I just really like these editions! Clearly inspiration has been lacking around here lately, but I couldn't resist talking about these books after I found out about them :)