Monday, March 12, 2007

They just don't make them like they used to

Books, that is. I recently checked out a 1906 edition of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion and was enchanted to discover the lovely drawings in the front of the book.

The one on the top is a inset before the title page. The one on the bottom is the title page and facing page. As you can tell, this is the Everyman's Library edition. They're quite lovely, in my opinion. I apologize for the blurryness of the fold. Not much I could think of to remedy it. I think the general idea is clear, at any rate.


Anonymous said...

Dear Maureen,

Hello, my name is Rachel and I was trying to look up the free books for my hometown libraries. I think it would be wonderful for this school in the middle of nowhere to receive these free books.

I grew up reading the classics and it would be wonderful to have them given a new set of them ...

The problem is that I can't find it on the web properly...can you direect me? Thank you so much...Respectfully yours, Rachel Dubas

MaureenE said...

Dear Rachel,

Thank you so much for commenting. I believe that this link should work, but if it doesn't, let me know and I'll try to find another one.'boring'+classics/

I know that it's not the same at all, but Gutenberg Press has a number of free online books which include quite a few of the classics.

I hope that helps you! If there's anything else I can do, let me know.