Just a few new books from the past couple of weeks:
- Kenneth Grahame – The Wind in the Willows 50p
- E.M. Forster – A Room with a View 50p
- Vladimir Nabokov – Lolita 50p
- Elizabeth Gaskell – The Cranford Chronicles 50p (containing ‘Mr Harrison’s Confessions’, ‘Cranford’ and ‘My Lady Ludlow’)
I do already own a copy of ‘A Room with a View’, with this cover:
However, the Penguin Modern Classics edition shown in the top image has an introduction and notes that this edition doesn’t, so I thought it was worth getting just for that. And, it is in the new Modern Classics series, which I adore on design grounds. However, I do think that this edition does look somewhat gloomy considering the images used on the covers of the other Classics editions:
I think that the two on the left and the two in the middle are perfectly okay, but the ones on the right look a tad drab in comparison. However, the Classics edition image does look a lot better than the cropped and flipped version in the bottom right, as it seems a lot lighter and inviting. Anyhoo- the big question is which edition should I read? My existing copy or the new one? Decisions decisions!