Thursday, December 30, 2010

A New Year Classic Giveaway.

Perhaps it is the holiday season, but I have been itching to give one of you a gift. So, I have decided to host a little giveaway to bring in the new year and get a beautiful classic into your hands.

What is up for grabs?

One winner will receive a Penguin cloth bound classic of their choice. Yep, a nice pretty cloth bound (you know, the ones I can't stop talking about) of your very own. I own them all thanks to some awesome gift givers this Christmas (thanks mom and dad) and since this collection makes my shelf so beautiful, I want to share the love.

The titles released are:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol and other Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare
Tess of D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stephenson
The Odyssey by Homer

So here are the details:
  • To enter, leave me a comment with your choice of the above books and your e-mail. You don't leave me your e-mail, I can't contact you if you win. Then no book for you!
  • The contest is going to run until January 2, 2011 at midnight. You have until then to enter.
  • The contest is open to anyone that the Book Depository delivers to. If they deliver to your country, you're in!
  • If I get 25 entries, I will bump it up to TWO winners. Each winner will receive a book of their choice.
  • The winner(s) will be chosen using
That's it! One of these lovelies could be yours! Enter away!


  1. Ooooh, thanks for the giveaway! I pick Lady Chatterley's Lover--I've been meaning to reread that for years. hudsonsmom at hotmail dot com!

  2. how generous of you! I'd love to have any of them, but I think I'll choose the Jane Eyre.

    have a terrific New Year!

    Cindy S

  3. great contest-if I win I would love to have a copy of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens-thanks for the chance

  4. What a lovely giveaway! Please, count me in. If I win, I would like to get Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence.


  5. What a great contest. Count me in for The Odyssey by Homer

    zohar dot laor at gmail dot com

  6. How wonderful! Those books are gorgeous and I have none of them as of yet!

    I had a real hard time deciding - The Inferno, or Tess???? Ah I want both! Okay. I'll go with The Inferno because I think I already have a copy of Tess...

  7. Seriously so excited right now! I think you already know how in love I am with these books. I think I've put every bookstore giftcard I've received in recent years towards buying another one of these. What a fantastic giveaway. I'd lvoe to add Lady Chatterley's Lover to my collection.

    avidreader25 [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. Wow, what a great giveaway!! I would love to win Great Expectations. My email address is

  9. You're so sweet to offer this giveaway! Those books are lovely. I would love to get The Picture of Dorian Gray. I've been wanting to read it.

    klmickelsen at gmail dot com

  10. Lovely giveaway! I'd pick The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Great giveaway...

    gingercatranch at gmail dot com

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  12. What a great idea for a giveaway!

    Tough choice...I think I'll go with Little Women. The cover looks so pretty!

    thefeministtexican at gmail dot com

  13. Hard to choose between so many good books, but I would choose Wuthering Heights.

    eminewbow [at] gmail [dot] com

  14. these are some of the prettiest books ever...I've been itching to start collecting them. I'd pick The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway! melody.spano at

  15. I'm getting in on this one also. I think I'll go with Little Women.

    Love Mom

  16. So many of my favorites here! But right now I think my pick would be Tess of the D'Urbervilles.

  17. May I toss my name in the hat for Emma or Sense and Sensibility? Such a fun give-away, and thank you for providing the opportunity. (

  18. Allie this is sooo awesome. Ever since you posted your presents I've been coveting those cloth classics! I would totally love Cranford. :))

  19. Oh this is a cool giveaway. I'll play. :D

    If I win, I'd love Emma.

  20. What a wonderful giveaway!I would love to win a copy of Tess! My email is

  21. These are beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway! If I win I would love a copy of Woman in White.

    darrowenator (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. Oh man. This just made my life. I would love to receive Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Thanks for hosting this! :)

    ecaramil at gmail dot com

  23. How exciting!

    I'd take Tess of D'Urbervilles - I "read" it freshman year of high school. I say "read" and not read because I don't remember it and may have used Cliff's Notes, which is just shameful... :)

    Thanks for hosting!

    kateslibrary @ gmail . com

  24. What a wonderful giveaway, thank you!! Yes, please enter me. I love these editions! I'd love to have a copy of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

  25. I would love to win a copy of Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.
    treewaterduchess at yahoo dot com

  26. This is very generous! Book karma blessings! If chosen, my choice is Jane Eyre. Thanks for this fantastic

  27. Awesome! If I win, I'd like Wuthering Heights. You are great to do this. chrisbookarama at gmail dot com.

  28. Thanks for the generosity - I agree, these are beautiful editions. Please count me in for The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. :)


  29. Oh FRABJOUS DAY! I pick Alice!

    lydiao at sbcglobal dot net

  30. I would choose the Shakespeare. I'd love to have the sonnets in something other than a "Complete Works".

  31. The Woman In White because it's on my list and I don't yet own it!

  32. I almost shrieked in excitement when I saw that the Book Depository delivers to my country. Please count me in. I choose The Picture of Dorian Gray. Here's my e-mail:

    Great giveaway! :)

  33. I'd pick Lady Chatterley's Lover because it's one in that list I haven't gotten to yet! Mrs.Errickson at gmail dot com

  34. Sweet contest! I only have two of these on my shelf, but I covet more. I'd go with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

  35. This is AWESOME. This is what I get for deleting my Google Reader because i was too overwhelmed. I almost missed out on this!!

    The Woman in White, please! :)

    brokeandbookish (at) gmail (dot) com

  36. Lovely giveaway, this is AMAZING! Such a tough decision but I have to go with The Picture of Dorian Gray. jane.e.smith9 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Happy new year!

  37. A hard choice but I would PROBABLY choose The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle.

  38. So pretty! Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

  39. Treasure Island is my literary comfort food.

  40. Stumbled into your blog from @brokeandbookish. Awesome place you have here!

    If I win, I'd love Shakespeare's sonnets.

    bambbles at gmail dot com

  41. Trying this a 2nd time, Firefox would not post message.

    Would love to add The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde to my library.


  42. Would love to own the entire set of these books, so it would be great to start it off with a lucky title! I'll pick Little Women, please... it's a book I've always meant to read yet still never have.

    cynicaldog (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thank you!

  43. Oh my goodness! My husband and I just put these on our wishlist last week! Aren't they gorgeous?! I had to sell off a lot of my classics when we moved, and what survived the purge are beat up paperbacks from college.

    It is so hard to choose but I think I'll go with The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde because my husband hasn't read that one yet.

    Awesome giveaway, thank you SO much!

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)
    thebookmarkblog (at) yahoo (dot) com

  44. Wow, possibly the most difficult choice I've had to make this year :)

    I think I'll have to go with Jane Eyre though - and thrilled to see the Book Depository does deliver to SA!

    nicolevhinton at gmail dot com

  45. This is an epic giveaway! It's great that you're spreading the Classic love :D. If I won I would love a copy of The Woman In White. Thanks for the chance and I hope you have a great New Year.

  46. I can't choose, I can't choose!

    Could we make it a surprise if I win, a pick out of Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice for books I loved?

  47. Wow! What a tough choice. I think Pride and Prejudice would be the one for me! Thanks for hosting the give-away.

  48. forgot the email:

  49. These books look so beautiful. How do you decide on just one? Lol. I think I'd love The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare. My email is

  50. Great give-away. It's hard to pick a book, but I've settled on Lady Chatterly's Lover, since I have yet to read any Lawrence. I've heard it's a little smutty, so we'll see.

    Thanks so much Allie.

  51. how wonderful! I would love The Odyssey by Homer- I haven't read it yet and it seems like a gorgeous edition would encourage me to take the plunge.


  52. What a lovely giveaway! I would choose The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

  53. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I would love to enter for Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell.

    My email is

  54. Great giveaway!

    So hard to choose, but I'd love a copy of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen if thinks me worthy of it.

    Jenna M.

  55. I ADORE cloth bound books. What an awesome giveaway! I would pick Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.

    Happy New Year!

  56. Oooh. I'd love to have Little Women.

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

  57. Seriously generous!! And you know what's cool? I already own almost every one of these books (though not cloth-bound.) And that's in great part because of you. I've been inspired since I started reading this blog in September, and I am ecstatic to be joining you on a journey of 250.

    Since I don't own it yet, I'd love a copy of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.

    Though I am tempted by so so many, including Austen's S&S and Little Women.

    JillianIsReading (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks Allie! Happy New Year. :-)

  58. I would love to win Lady Chatterley's Lover! Thanks so much. dasuzuki at yahoo dot com

  59. I would really like The Odyssey, it is my favourite epic by Homer. terrirens(at)gmail(dot)com

  60. Thanks for the giveaway!! If I won, I'd love Pride & Prejudice.

  61. Ooh, great giveaway! I've decided to go with Jane Eyre because it was the first classic I read in college -- it really opened my eyes to how good they can be. I can be reached at And thanks for doing this, you're so generous!

  62. How nice of you! Decisions, decisions...I would choose my favorite, Jane Eyre.

  63. I'm in! Put me down for A Christmas Carol. I listened to it at Christmas and would love to have a "real" copy, especially such a pretty one. Thanks!

  64. I'd love to win a copy of "Cranford."

    cruzed at knoxnews dot com

  65. You're kind of wonderful for always doing this.
    I'd love Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, it's something I've always wanted to read.

    widowofsirius (at)

  66. CRANFORD! I read my first Gaskell this year (North and South) and I . must. read. more!!!