Table of Contents Vintage Classics
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August 2nd 2007 sees the relaunch of the prestigious Vintage Classics imprint. Vintage is not only the UK’s premier paperback publisher of contemporary fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Ian McEwan and Martin Amis, but is also widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf.
Now Vintage Classics is entering the out-of-copyright-classics market for the first time with these illustrious names being joined by the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James. This move is in keeping with the ambition of Vintage as a whole to bring the best writers of yesterday, today and tomorrow to as wide a readership as possible.
The new Classics are fresh, stylish and modern in design, appealing to both the average book buyer and the student market. The first of the new titles, which include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Oliver Twist, Middlemarch and Gulliver’s Travels (the complete list is overleaf), will hit the shelves in early August.
To mark the relaunch, Vintage will publish ten Vintage Classic ‘Twins’, which celebrate the organic link between Vintage’s contemporary writers and the classics. Each Twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic and one established work. The two books have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination. They have linked cover designs and will be shrink-wrapped together and sold for a special RRP of £7.99. Some of the pairings could be considered controversial but Vintage is keen to incite debate about these works and encourage readers to look at the classics from new and perhaps unexpected angles.
You can also find out all the latest news about the Vintage Classics relaunch by visiting the specially designed website www.vintage-classics.info
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