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The Classics

Check out Some Alternative Names for Some of Your Favourite Books

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It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when F Scott Fitzgerald hadn’t yet decided on a name for his classic novel The Great Gatsby. Deciding upon a name for your novel can be an incredibly tricky task, and it’s a challenge for even the greatest authors.

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10 More Humorous Reviews of Classic Novels

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A few months ago, we posted an article about 10 amusing reviews of classic books from Harry Potter to Wuthering Heights. A quick look on Amazon will reveal that there are plenty of funny reviews to be found for classic books, some serious, some genuine, but all worth a chuckle. We’ve taken another look and found ten more reviews of classic books that made us smile. Read More

18 Iconic Book Covers

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Have you ever read a book simply because you liked the cover art? If so, you’re not alone. Book cover designs can often persuade someone to buy a book or inspire us to read something from a new author or genre. Because of this, each book design is thoroughly planned out, sometimes even two years before the book is published. Designers work closely with the editor or publishing house to create a book cover that everyone is happy with. From then on, book covers continue to change over time which is why those that are memorable are that much more impressive.

This infographic on famous book covers from Invaluable shows some of the most impressive, iconic book covers and the designers who brought them to life. From Brave New World to The Great Gatsby, see if you can recognize these fantastically designed covers. Read More

Bram Stoker’s Great-Grandnephew to Write Official Prequel to Dracula

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula has become a modern classic since it was first published over 100 years ago in 1897. The book has since inspired countless stage, film, and television adaptations and Dracula has become one of the most iconic monsters of all time. Fans of the original novel will be pleased to learn that Bram Stoker’s great-grand nephew, Dacre Stoker, is working on an official sequel to the book called Dracul. Read More

If Classics Were Cookery Books…

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A fellow Reading Addict has come up with some parodies of classic titles for our entertainment! Have you ever wondered what classic books would be called if they were centred around food and cooking? No, neither had I, until Philip sent us his list… I took his suggestions of foodie-classics and created these ten parody book covers for your amusement. Enjoy!

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Pulp The Classics turn classics into fun pulp fiction

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I’m a bit of a fan of the book cover, and I love retro covers so you can imagine my excitement when one of our book club members posted covers from Pulp the Classics. The company is a new imprint giving the nation’s favourite classic novels original retro covers, in that pulp fiction style that is so iconic, and the fantastic news is, all the versions are completely unabridged so you don’t have to sacrifice your favourite classics to own one of these beauties! Read More