Reprint: Pulp Makeover


Whenever a classic book gets made into a film adaptation, a film tie-in is never off the cards. Most of these are cliché, and serve only to entice newer readers familiar with the screen version rather than the book itself. Though in an intriguing twist a new publisher has developed a series devoted to classics in which the covers are re-designed in Pulp fashion, namely, Pulp! The Classics. Described as “classic literature with a pulp fiction feel”, these books are to be released this year, with the first lot—Pride and Prejudice followed by Robinson Crusoe and the April release of The Great Gatsby—already out. Other titles to follow this year are The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Tess of the D’urbervilles, A Christmas Carol, and Wuthering Heights. Cheap as chips, the books are a fantastic tribute to the sordid, gritty covers more familiar with hardboiled noir the likes of Chandler and Hammett. The works are also complete with a tongue-in-cheek tagline. Classic literature never looked so good.

The Great Gatsby Wuthering HeightsTess of the D'urbervillesPride and Prejudice

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  1. Hilarious! Outstanding. Is this a U.S. publisher, S?

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