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The Classics

Hunchback of Notre Dame Bestseller After Fire

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The fire at the 850-year-old Notre-Dame Cathedral last week shocked the world, and our love affair with this old church is partly fuelled by Victor Hugo’s classic novel. The book, first published in March 1831 created a revival of love for the iconic building and the novel, and the following adaptations is much of the reason the Notre-Dame is so well known.

And now, Victor Hugo’s classic novel, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, known in French simply as Notre-Dame de Paris is at the top of Amazon’s bestseller list after a flurry of sales after the devastating fire. On Thursday morning there were four separate editions in Amazon’s top ten list, putting the novel at number 1, 3, 4, and 10 on the top ten list.

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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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