Quiz: Which Little Clothbound Classic should you read first?

From Jane Austen classics to haunting takes on Japanese folklore, Coralie Bickford-Smith’s gorgeously designed mini novels are now out

In just over a decade, Penguin’s Clothbound Classics – a series of ornate, clothbound editions of classic novels, thoughtfully and masterfully devised by English designer Coralie Bickford-Smith – have become iconic in the book world. They’ve been photographed on the shelves of celebrities, and are enjoying renewed life on TikTok, where a generation of new readers are discovering Bickford-Smith’s gorgeous, shelf-uplifting books.

It's no wonder, then, that their miniature counterparts – known of course as Little Clothbound Classics – have been so eagerly awaited. To celebrate the release of the series, we’ve concocted a quiz to help you decide which book to begin – or continue – your Little Clothbound journey with. Answer the questions below to get your perfect book recommendation.

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Image at top: Flynn Shore and Coralie Bickford-Smith / Penguin

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