As promised, today I am reviewing another set of classic novels. This follows my review of the outstanding Thomas Nelson Seasons Edition classics. In this review, I am featuring 10 titles – all written by women — from the Wordsworth Collector’s Edition Classics series.
If you are the kind of person who takes covers into consideration when buying books, you will surely love this set! This series of classic books have a very thoughtful and creative cover design. Each book is bound in a cloth-over-board cover and follows a complementing color scheme which makes the whole set look fabulous on the shelf. Beautifully reflecting what’s written inside, each showcases fancy and very attractive cover illustrations by Claire Shorrock. On the back of each book, you’ll read short quotations taken from the respective novels that will thrill you to dig in. Texts and some intricate details on the cover have been stamped with gold foil which is absolutely stunning!
What I love most about the Wordsworth Collector’s Edition Classics is that they are compact and lightweight. With a trim page size of 178 x 129 mm, each book is very handy and easy to carry. Readability-wise, these books offer a wonderful reading experience. I like the highly opaque paper that does not glare under direct light. Texts are also printed large at around 10-point font, and the typefaces used are very readable. Character spacing varies per book but they are all nicely laid out.
The only downside that I would like to point out in this set is the binding. These books have a glued binding which unfortunately does not hold well in the long run. In buying books I always consider the binding especially if I want my children to inherit them. Nevertheless, with careful use and proper shelving, I believe these books will endure time. Also, at the price point of only £6.99 for each book, I believe you are definitely getting more than what you pay for!
The Wordsworth Collector’s Edition Classics are phenomenal. The stunning design and excellent readability make these books worth having. Not to mention, the set really looks gorgeous on the shelf, plus, they are really affordable. These books definitely make a perfect gift idea. Though in terms of binding they may not have an heirloom-caliber per se, the quality of these books is praiseworthy.
The Wordsworth Collector’s Edition Classics currently have 29 titles. Featured above are the following:
Emma • Pride and Prejudice • Northanger Abbey • Mansfield Park • Persuasion • Sense and Sensibility • Little Women • Jane Eyere • Wuthering Heights • Anne of Green Gables
You may check out the full list on this link: https://wordsworth-editions.com/collections/collector’s-editions
Watch an in-depth inside look at the Wordsworth Collector’s Edition classics:
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of these books from Wordsworth Editions in exchange for a fair and honest review. To learn more about their products and offering, visit https://wordsworth-editions.com/