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9 years ago
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buy them all?

waterstone classics
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26408069@N05/set … 349507225/

pocket penguin 70s
http://www.penguin.co.uk/static/cs/uk/0/minis … index.html
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0140912711/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinisaac/sets … 788286222/
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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penguin deluxe classics
http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/classics/deluxe.html

three new penguin deluxe classics:
http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDispla … 28,00.html
http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDispla … 35,00.html
http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDispla … 42,00.html


here's what happened: i went shopping for a copy of wuthering heights and i couldn't decide between the deluxe paperback and the waterstone hardcover.
bluet's avatar
9 years ago
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I want to go read a book now.
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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I like the hardcover
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9 years ago
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I hate ugly-ass reprints like this: http://www.amazon.com/Tropic-Capricorn-Henry- … 0802151825
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9 years ago
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Martin
I always hate it when they make a movie about the book and they put pictures of the movie of the cover.
For example my copy of I, robot has Will Smith on the cover and my copy of Solaris has George Clooney on the cover ...
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
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Gross.
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9 years ago
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Étrangère
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Conversely, I like it when a favorite book is made into a movie and the movie's cover is the same as the book's. :D
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9 years ago
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thinks darkness is his ally
i want to buy all of the waterstone's classics after seeing that picture; i might even read a couple of them

r1: lucas, were you able to find a retailer who sells these?
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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here is one. most of them are on amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0141040351/
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9 years ago
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thinks darkness is his ally
blah, they don't have crime and punishment or madame bovary. hopefully in the future
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9 years ago
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Martin
> Conversely, I like it when a favorite book is made into a movie and the movie's
> cover is the same as the book's. :D

But what if the movie sucks or doesn't really have anything to do with the book?
Étrangère's avatar
9 years ago
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Étrangère
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That is ususally the case, unfortunately. It sucks to misrepresent the book with a terrible movie, but I still appreciate the director giving his nod to the writer.
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9 years ago
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they have several of the waterstone classics at the hastings in bozeman

jane eyre, wuthering heights, sense & sensibility, great expectations, and pride and prejudice

they're $20 each versus the $13.60 you can get them for on amazon
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9 years ago
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Are you a skyview kid, bsdlite?
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9 years ago
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Don't Let Your Walls Down
not another skyview kid!
lucas's avatar
9 years ago
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he's a bozeman kid
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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lucas
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ok, here are some of the penguin hardcover classics.

best covers
the odyssey
the inferno
tales from 1001 nights
oliver twist
a christmas carol and other christmas writings
a tale of two cities
middlemarch

books i want
wuthering heights
jane eyre
emma
lucas's avatar
7 years ago
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i wonder if this is a complete list.
nny's avatar
7 years ago
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I love this 1940s hard cover of leaves of grass i got at strands in NYC. largely because of the series of notes from people who read the book and loved it on the inside cover. Going to have to put it back in one day with my own entry.
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7 years ago
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pics
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7 years ago
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M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
on my flickr =P
Étrangère's avatar
7 years ago
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oh! :D
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7 years ago
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> I love this 1940s hard cover of leaves of grass i got at strands in NYC.

I kid you not, the closing scene of the Edward Norton movie I just watched involved people holding hands over the cover of this book. Coincidence! :)
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8 months ago
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bluet
i admire this guy's approach: https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/nor … r-library/

the words are what matter, not the paper they're printed on

> His copy of Priscilla Johnson McMillan’s Lee and Marina (1977), dismembered when he went
> to Dallas with Larry Schiller to interview Marina Oswald, was later patched together with duct
> tape. Dostoevsky’s The Idiot was similarly reconstructed. One of his favourites for public
> readings was a six-page description of an embalming from the opening chapter of Ancient
> Evenings (1983). Norris was furious when he ripped this section from her inscribed copy,
> and then lost it.

i like the look of worn books. they have to be worth reading to get their wear