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Arcturus Illustrated Classics


An series of classic fiction published by London publishing firm Arcturus, with the first title (Animal Farm), released in November 2023. US releases are published under their Sirius imprint.

The books are large format hardbacks (26cm x 19.2cm / 10″ / 7.5″) with dust jackets, and are illustrated with specially commissioned artworks to illuminate the text. The pages are clearly laid out with lots of white space to rest the eyes.

List of Books in the Arcturus Illustrated Classics Series

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Jump to: Frankenstein | The Great Gatsby | Metamorphosis | The Picture of Dorian Gray | Pride and Prejudice | Animal Farm

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Frankenstein - Mary Shelley, illustrated by Kim Ekdahl

Arcturus, November 2024, ISBN: 9781398843707.

“The hideous monster born
of Frankenstein’s experiment wreaks havoc
when it realises that it will never know the
happiness that mere mortals can enjoy.”

More bout the illustrator: Kim Ekdahl

➤ Find it at Amazon | B&N | Blackwells

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald, illustrated by Ludovic Sallé

Arcturus, November 2024, ISBN: 9781398843363.

“A paragon of the Great American Novel, The Great Gatsby is a tragic love story which captures the hollow decadence of the Jazz Age. As events unfold, both Gatsby and narrator Nick are forced to confront the rot beneath the shiny surface of high society and the unreality of the American dream.”

More about the illustrator: Ludovic Sallé

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Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka, illustrated by Gaby Verdooran

Arcturus, November 2024, ISBN: 9781398843547.

“A masterful mix of horror and absurdity, following the story of travelling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one day to find that he has turned into a giant insect.”

More about the illustrator: Gaby Verdooran

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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Eugenia Nobati

Arcturus, November 2024, ISBN: 9781398843356.

“First published in 1891, The Picture of Dorian Gray tells how handsome Dorian Gray wishes that his portrait should age rather than himself, and then launches on a life of excess and depravity.”

More about the illustrator: Eugenia Nobati

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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, illustrated by Luna Willems

Arcturus, November 2024, ISBN: 9781398843608.

“Jane Austen’s classic tale of love overcoming preconceptions, centres on the two eldest daughters of the Bennet family, Jane and Elizabeth, and their rocky and often hilarious path to finding true love.”

More about the illustrator: Luna Willems

➤ Find it at Amazon | B&N | Blackwells

Animal Farm - George Orwell, illustrated by Victor McLindon

Arcturus, November 2023, ISBN: 9781398810716.

“Revolution is in the air at Manor Farm after old Major, a prize boar, tells the other animals about his dream of freedom. Mr Jones, the drunken farmer, is deposed and a committee of pigs takes over the running of the farm. But the dream turns sour, the purges begin, and those in charge come more and more to resemble their oppressors.”

More about the illustrator: Victor McLindon

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