Sunday, August 8

IMM & BTFMH - In My Mail Box - Special Super Awesome Edition

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Okay, so it's been two weeks since my last IMM post and I know I promised you all to tune in the next week (which would have been last week) for something, really, really, really, really COOL! But, I didn't have enough time to share it with you. I didn't actually get my news I was expecting until Friday (it was the good news!), but I bought the something really, really, really cool, anyways, despite not knowing about the news at the time.

**I origonally didn't have this posted under BTFMH, but looking back, it's a great example of it, so I'm sharing the posts with IMM and my meme BTFMH, because let's face it, this is the most awesome example of BTFMH ever!**

Anyways, I got both the good news I was hoping for and I got the something really, really, really cool. So I've been wanting to get this something really, really, really, really cool, for a while, and it was the right time, what is it you ask? It is a box set of 51 books (yes, you read right, a box set of 51 books!) Not only is it a box set of 51 books, it's a box set of 51 classics! And, I got a great deal on them. 250$ For 51 books (4.42 per book, when they cost 10.95, normally.)

The box set is the Premier Classics Box set, which I already have some copies of some of the titles in that edition and had some used copies of other titles, but it was still a great deal. And very excited to share with you all. I'd loved to have shared this with you VIA a vlog, but the box is heavy, on the floor in the corner, so it's a little hard to do a vlog, but I do have pictures. Many pictures, so without further ado....

WARNING. What you are about to see are pictures of some very pretty books. View at own risk, as I am not responsible for symptoms or side affects from viewing these. They include; drooling, wide eyes, jealously, running out and buying mass amounts of books and more.

(Left) The box the books came in.
(It says Simon and Schuster on the Box, but Premier Classics is an imprint of Knopf.)

(Right )Inside the box of books..... look at all them books! It is also, a very heavy set of books. But worth it.

Shots of all 51 books. In alphabetical order by author.

(Left) The Austen's

(Right) Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Balzac, Willa Cather, Lewis Carrol, Louisa May Alcott

(Left) Kate Chopin, Wilkie Collins

(Right) Joseph Conrad, Daniel Defoe

(Left) The Charles Dickens' Books

(Right) Sir Arther Conan Doyle, Alexandre Dumas, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Hardy

(Left) James Joyce, Henry James, Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

(Right) D.H. Lawrence, Niccolo Machiavelli, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelly

Johnathan Swift, William Makepeace Thackery, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton.

Master List of All the Books

1) Little Woman - Louisa May Alcott
2) Emma - Jane Austen
3) Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
4) Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
5) Persuasion - Jane Austen
6) Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
7) Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
8) Cousin Bette - Honore De Balzac
9) Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
10) Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
11) Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
12) My Antonia - Will Cather
13) The Awakening - Kate Chopin
14) The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
15) The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
16) Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
17) Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad
18) The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad
19) Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
20) Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe
21) David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
22) Hard Times - Charles Dickens
23) Nicholas Nickelby - Charles Dickens
24) The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens
25) Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
26) Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
27) Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
28) The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens
29) Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
30) The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
31) Middlemarch - George Eliot
32) This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald
33) Tess of D'Ubervilles - Thomas Hardy
34) The Mayer of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy
35) Far from the madding crowd - Thomas Hardy
36) The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
37) The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James
38) Dubliners - James Joyce
39) Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
40) Sons and Lovers - D.H. Lawrence
41) The Prince -Niccolo Machiavelli
42) Frankenstein - Mary Shelly
43) Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
44) Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
45) Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
46) Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
47) Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackery
48) Walden - Henry David Thoreau
49) Anna Karenina
50) Tom Sawyear and Hunckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
51) The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton


  1. How pretty! I love how you laid them all out. I'd love to see them all lined up on a bookshelf. :) Happy classic-ing! I actually got a 2-in-1 book with Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre in it, this week. I don't have that many classics, but I do have a small handful. :)

  2. Oh wow, Jules! This is amazing! I would love to own these and think that they will make such a nice addition to your library! So, so cool that you got these! I am excited for you and hope that you enjoy them all!

  3. WOW...what an amazing haul! Happy Reading!

    My Mailbox Monday is HERE.

  4. The design on those books looks great! How wonderful to have such a large set. Too bad that I already own 25 of those -- although many are Oxford versions so they mostly match.

  5. What a wonderful addition to your book collection; enjoy.

  6. Wow, what a great collection and for a steal! Now you just have to find a place to keep them and the time to read them!

  7. wow, that is a ton of classics. I hope that you enjoy them. I'd love to see them on your shelves.

  8. Oh my gosh I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!!

  9. Cass - They;p are very pretty, pthat layout took a long time, a lot longer then I care to admit. I hope you enjoyed your Bronte Combo book.

    Zibilee - They are an amazing collection, and worth the price. I am enjoying them, and now they are on my bookcases.

    Amy - Happy Reading to you too.

    Kristen M - That is part of what drew me to the books, was their design. So pretty, some of them re very well done.

    Bibliophile by the sea - Thank you! I will :)

    Diaryofaneccentric - They now have a place on my bookshelves, now I need time to read them. That will be the most difficult task.

    Serena - The should be a picture / post of them today (Sept. 6th)

    Amanda - Hehe.

  10. Hi there, Are these editions still in print? I can't seem to find them on Amazon or anywhere else.

    Also, you mentioned that they are a heavy set. Are the individual books heavy to hold? I am really interested in the Jane Austen's and the Bronte's, but I'm looking for paperbacks that aren't too heavy. Some can be as heavy as hardcovers! And because of carpel tunnel, I'm always on the lookout for lightweight editions...that are also pretty to look at of course :) I was just about to invest in an a set of the Barnes and Noble Classics edtitions of the Austen's and Bronte's because, although some are big, like Jane Eyre, they aren't heavy...but I like the Premier Classics covers better.

    Also how's the paper quality? Any chance they say they are acid free?


    1. Yes they are still in print. You can only find them (as far as I know) at chapters/Indigo And you have to hunt for them online and search for the individual titles. They're about 10:95 each. The Jane Austen and Bronte sister ons are not to bad. The only books that are heavy are the Dickens and Middlemarch as they are quite thick. The other books are the same wait as most paperbacks the are 400 pages long. The paper is recycled paper, so I believe it is acid free. If you e-mail me, I may be able to give a few direct links on the website.