"The Seasons Editions" - Winter
Today’s video provides a short review of Thomas Nelson’s new ‘seasons editions’ set of classics, featuring their first series focusing on Winter.
This series includes a selection of classics chosen to reflect the season in which the main part of the story occurs, so for winter we have Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
Each of the books is limited to 10,000 individually copies and a single print-run, making each book a first edition, first printing. The covers are classically beautiful, being stark white with an intricate laser-cut design over solid-coloured boards. Each cover design captures an element of the seasonal theme as well, such as a roaring fire, or a snowflake. The laser cut design is extended across the front and back of the jacket, and even on the spine, and the dust jacket thoughtfully comes in a protective plastic sleeve – so you can enjoy the delicacy of the book design without worrying about damaging it.
The books are made to last, with sewn pages, and they also feature sprayed page edges, decorative endpapers and a ribbon bookmark in a colour that matches the book exterior. The pages feature two-colour printing, with the chapter titles and dropped capitals in the complementary colour, along with eight decorative pages that feature winter-related quotes from the book.
I received Pride and Prejudice from the publisher as a review copy, and I loved it so much that I immediately ordered Wuthering Heights, and I plan to get the others in the set as well. The publishers plan to continue producing books in the series, and I’m very much looking forward to the Summer edition due out in June 2020, featuring Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Persuasion by Jane Austen, and the Wonderland collection by Lewis Carroll.