Best Bet: Cover Stories

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Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie

We admired Ruben Toledo's cover illustrations for Wuthering Heights and The Scarlet Letter along with the rest of the fashion set this summer. But illustrated paperbacks just don't hold up over time like hardcovers do. These new clothbound editions of Penguin Classics are printed with vibrant, elegant designs, from feathers to swans to chandeliers. The set includes enduring titles like The Picture of Dorian Gray, Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, and more. Give them to lit lovers as inexpensive gifts, or display your favorites at home to brighten a room.

Clothbound Penguin classics, $20 at Anthropologie or $13.60 at Amazon.com.