Middlemarch: Penguin Drop Caps

George Eliot, Jessica Hische

Middlemarch: Penguin Drop Caps
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Middlemarch: Penguin Drop Caps

George Eliot, Jessica Hische

Penguin Drop Caps collect twenty-six stunning hardcovers-one for each letter of the alphabet-featuring cover art by lettering superstar Jessica Hische.

It all begins with a letter. Penguin Drop Caps is a series of twenty-six collectable hardcover editions, each featuring a specially commissioned illustrated letter of the alphabet by type designer Jessica Hische. A collaboration between Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, whose series design encompasses a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six book spines, Penguin Drop Caps debuted with an ‘A’ for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a ‘B’ for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, and a ‘C’ for Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, and now continues with a ’D' for Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, an ‘E’ for George Eliot’s Middlemarch , and an ‘F’ for Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary.

E is for Eliot. It was George Eliot’s ambition to create a world and portray a whole community-tradespeople, middle classes, country gentry-in the rising fictional provincial town of Middlemarch, circa 1830. Vast and crowded, rich in narrative irony and suspense, Middlemarch is richer still in character and in its sense of how individual destinies are shaped by and shape the community.

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Pride and Prejudice: Penguin Drop Caps

Pride and Prejudice: Penguin Drop Caps

Jane Austen, Jessica Hische

Elizabeth Bennet's early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of his arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how...

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Jane Eyre: Penguin Drop Caps

Jane Eyre: Penguin Drop Caps

Charlotte Bronte, Jessica Hische

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My Antonia: Penguin Drop Caps

My Antonia: Penguin Drop Caps

Willa Cather, Jessica Hische

Set during the great migration west to settle the plains of the North American continent, the narrative follows Antonia Shimerda, a pioneer who comes to Nebraska as a child and grows with the country, inspiring a childhood friend,...

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Great Expectations: Penguin Drop Caps

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Charles Dickens, Jessica Hische

This Norton Critical Edition, edited by the pioneer of Great Expectations scholarship, presents the most thorough textual edition of the novel (1861) available.

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Middlemarch: Penguin Drop Caps

Middlemarch: Penguin Drop Caps

George Eliot, Jessica Hische

Middlemarch par George Eliot. George Eliot etait un romanciere britannique (1819-1880).

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Madame Bovary: Penguin Drop Caps

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Gustave Flaubert, Jessica Hische, Lydia Davis

This translation first published ... 2010 --T.p. verso.

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