This box will include an exclusive edition of one of Literature’s most beloved stories. Seasons Editions feature a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping and all titles in the series are first editions. Each book includes individual numbered stickering highlighting which of the limited 10,000 copies you have received. Each book includes a laser-cut bookmark.
About the books – Choose from the titles below
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte [Summer 2020]
Throughout the hardships of her childhood, Jane Eyre clings to a sense of self-worth, despite the maltreatment from those close to her. At the age of eighteen, sick of her narrow existence, Jane seeks work as a governess. The monotony of her new life at Thornfield Hall is derailed by the arrival of her peculiar and volatile employer, Mr. Rochester.
A flagship of Victorian fiction, Jane Eyre intrigues readers through the vigorous courage of Jane’s voice, a forceful depiction of childhood injustice, an unflinching examination of the restraints placed upon women, and a worthy exploration into the complexities of both faith and passion.
The Wonderland Collection by Lewis Carroll [Summer 2020]
Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland books have delighted readers across the globe for more than a hundred years. The Wonderland Collection presents the two most famous Alice books– Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass – as well as A Tangled Tale.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain [Summer 2020]
When Huck escapes kidnapping by his own drunken father, he decides to find a canoe to shove off down the river, leaving behind his life of confinement and civilization. Soon Huck comes across Jim, Miss Watson’s slave. While traveling down the river, Huck and Jim have many adventures, but more importantly, during many long talks, they become the best of friends, both in search of freedom. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is regarded by many critics and scholars to be the first “Great American novel”.
Persuasion by Jane Austen [Summer 2020]
At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer considered young enough for worthy romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. What transpires when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen’s last completed novel. A brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, Persuasion is, above all, a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.
Emma by Jane Austen [Spring 2021]
Beautiful, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her single life and sees no need for neither love nor marriage. However, nothing delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend, Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégée, Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [Spring 2021]
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his iconic detective. Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature’s greatest detective team — the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson — as they investigate a dozen of their best-known cases. Originally published in 1892, featured tales include several of the author’s personal favorites: “A Scandal in Bohemia” — in which a king is blackmailed by a former lover and Holmes matches wits with the only woman to attract his open admiration — plus “The Speckled Band,” “The Red-Headed League,” and “The Five Orange Pips.” Additional mysteries include “The Blue Carbuncle,” “The Engineer’s Thumb,” “The Beryl Coronet,” “The Copper Beeches,” and others.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett [Spring 2021]
When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle’s great house, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying echoing down one of the long corridors.
The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary’s only escape. One day, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. With the help of two unexpected companions, Mary discovers a way in – and becomes determined to bring the garden back to life.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo [Spring 2021]
A mad priest, a vagabond playwright, a social-climbing soldier, and a misshapen bell-ringer-all are captivated and intrigued by a gypsy girl’s beauty and charm. Who will betray her, and who will remain loyal, even beneath the shadow of the gallows? This motley group of outlaws finds sanctuary within the walls of medieval Paris’ greatest monument, the grand Cathedral of Notre Dame.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [Autumn 2021]
For Elinor Dashwood, sensible and sensitive, and her romantic, impetuous younger sister Marianne, the prospect of marrying the men they love appears remote. In a world ruled by money and self-interest, the Dashwood sisters have neither fortune nor connections. Concerned for others and for social proprieties, Elinor is ill-equipped to compete with self-centered fortune-hunters like Lucy Steele, while Marianne’s unswerving belief in the truth of her own feelings makes her more dangerously susceptible to the designs of unscrupulous men.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery [Autumn 2021]
When 11-year-old orphan Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on their farm, she finds herself in a real home for the first time in her life. But fiery, spirited Anne certainly isn’t the sturdy boy they had planned to adopt. Despite her mischief and affinity for finding trouble, the longer Anne stays at Green Gables, the harder it is for the Cuthberts to imagine life without her.
Shakespeare in Autumn by William Shakespeare [Autumn 2021]
Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets. William Shakespeare has been lauded as one of the greatest and most influential writers of the English language in history. His poems and plays have been recited and studied for generations, and remain iconic works of literature.
Dracula by Bram Stoker [Autumn 2021]
Young lawyer Jonathan Harker journeys to Transylvania to meet with the mysterious Count Dracula only to discover that his nobleman client is a vampire who is thirsty for new blood. After imprisoning Harker in his castle, Dracula travels to England to seduce Jonathan’s fiancée, Mina, and the battle against an ineffable evil begins.
About these special edition publications
The book jacket features an innovative laser-cut design protected with a removable 0.55mm PVC plastic wrapped jacket. The hardcover book exterior will have a printed texture in a solid color with gold foil stamping on the front cover, spine, and back cover.
Expertly created by designer Kate Armstrong, the front covers invoke the mood of the seasons that compliment each other, but don’t match.
Highly-designed end sheets (interior cover) bookmark the front and back of each book as well as the backside of each of the designed quotes throughout the interior.
Each book is finished with coordinating head and tail bands, and a ribbon bookmark.
The Seasons Editions a collection of fine edition classics that have been cultivated because of the season in which the book takes place. Four books will be released at the beginning of each season. Each title will feature a quote from the book about that season on the back cover.
The book interior will be a two-color printing on 105 gsm stark white paper with sewn binding. The accent color will be used for chapter titles, drop caps, and the title page decorative border. The book will also contain eight decorative tip-in sheets with designed quotes about the winter season.
Your box will include…
- A brand new copy of a Seasons Edition book by Various Authors (please choose your book from the drop-down menu.)
- Four delicious beverages – A mixture of tea and coffee.
- A Tasty Treat – Meredith & Drew Biscuits.
- A Bookish Postcard – perfect for framing or displaying in your home!
- A hand poured wax seal to finish it all off – great for keeping and putting in a journal or scrapbook as decoration!
* Gallery images shows an example of what may be included in your box – treat and gift content may differ.