Mr. Boddington's Penguin Classics
Meet the books that began my collection.
I came across these one day in my local Anthropologie. My second copy of Pride and Prejudice was completely worn out, and I thought, why not treat myself to a pretty hardcover? But it was too pretty to read, I was afraid of damaging it. So it sat on my shelf. And then I had to buy another to read, and another and another, and soon it became a collection.
Flash forward to last year when I opened my Bookstagram account. I discovered that they were really rare. I can see why! They really are unique and beautiful, and I've always regretted not purchasing the gorgeous yellow Jane Eyre edition, but back then I was barely getting by and could only afford one. Now I have a book budget, and I'm ardently happy to have completed the set!
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 978-0147509079
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen, 9780147509062
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, 9780147509055
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë: 9780147509093
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: 9780147509048
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë: 9780147509086