Puffin Clothbound Classics

25 books in this series
David Copperfield
David Copperfield
Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunning collectable hardback editions of some of the best-loved classics in the world - including this irresistible 175th anniversary edition of David Copperfield.

Of all my books, I like this the best - Charles Dickens

Full of tragedy and comedy in equal measure and based in part on the author's own life, David Copperfield remains one of the most enduring and popular of Dickens' novels.

Among the memorable cast of characters he encounters along the way are his brutal stepfather, Mr Murdstone; bubbly Nurse Peggotty; his brilliant, but unworthy schoolmate Steerforth, his eccentric aunt, Betsy Trotwood, the scheming clerk Uriah Heep, the enchanting Dora and the magnificent Mr Macawber - a character much like Dickens' own father.
The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story
Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunning collectable hardback editions of some of the best-loved classics in the world - including this highly anticipated 45th anniversary edition of The Neverending Story.

Only the right name gives beings and things their reality. A wrong name makes everything unreal. That's what lies do - Michael Ende

Bastian is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own.

Through the pages of an old book he discovers a mysterious magical world - a world of dragons, monsters, witches and GIANTS! A world that is doomed unless a human can save it...

Can Bastian succeed in battling terrible foes and find the strength he needs to give the Empress a new name?
Watership Down
Watership Down
Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunning collectable hardback editions of some of the best-loved classics in the world - including this irresistible edition of Watership Down.

Be cunning, and full of tricks - Richard Adams

Fiver is very worried. He senses something terrible is about to happen to the warren, the only home he's ever known. While the other rabbits ignore him, his big brother Hazel knows that Fiver's instincts are always right...

They must leave immediately.

Fiver leads the rabbits on a thrilling quest through the human world to their new home, Watership Down, where they must work together to overcome their biggest challenge yet.
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Grimms' Fairy Tales
A beautiful clothbound hardback gift edition of one of the world's most beloved stories.

I'm Death, and I make sure that everyone is equal - Brothers Grimm

From the land of fantastical castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of enchanting folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magical beasts and cunning children. From classics such as 'The Frog-Prince' and 'Hansel and Grettel' to the delights of 'Ashputtel' or 'Old Sultan', all hold a timeless magic which has enthralled children for centuries.

Puffin Clothbound Classics is a series of much-loved stories from classic children's literature, brought together by Puffin Books in beautiful hardback volumes.
Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
A beautiful clothbound hardback gift edition of the world's most celebrated fairy tales.

Every man's life is a fairy tale, written by God's fingers - Hans Christian Andersen

A delightful selection of stories from Hans Christian Andersen, translated by the eminent writer and critic, Naomi Lewis. All the best-known and most-loved stories are included - 'Thumbelina', 'The Snow Queen', 'The Emperor's New Clothes', as well as the less familiar - 'The Goblin at the Grocer's' and 'Dance, Dolly, Dance'.

Puffin Clothbound Classics is a series of much-loved stories from classic children's literature, brought together by Puffin Books in beautiful hardback volumes.
Stig of the Dump
Stig of the Dump
Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world, now including a beautiful 60th anniversary edition of Stig of the Dump, the poignant, humorous story of an unlikely friendship.

'King's modern classic from 1963 is enduringly loved because it contains so many irresistible ingredients' - The Times

Barney is a solitary little boy, given to wandering off by himself. One day he is lying on the edge of a disused chalk-pit when it gives way and he lands in a sort of cave. Here he meets a boy wearing a rabbit skin and speaking in grunts. He names him Stig. Nobody believes Barney when he tells his family all about Stig, but they become great friends, learning each others ways and embarking on a series of unforgettable adventures.
The Dark is Rising
The Dark is Rising
Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world, now including a beautiful 50th anniversary edition of The Dark is Rising, the atmospheric, triumphant book by Susan Cooper.

'This is probably one of the greatest fantasy sequences ever written. Darkly magical and intense Cooper weaves her storytelling wonder over fully realised characters and worlds, drawing in the reader and leading them on a journey that will leave them clambering for the rest of the series.' - BookTrust

It's Midwinter's Eve, the day before Will's eleventh birthday. But there is an atmosphere of fear in the familiar countryside around him. This will be a birthday like no other. Will discovers that he has the power of the Old Ones, and that he must embark on a quest to vanquish the terrifyingly evil magic of the Dark.
Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world, now including a beautiful 70th anniversary edition of Charlotte's Web, the poignant, humorous story of a pig, a spider and a little girl.

This is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur and of Wilbur's dear friend, Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. With the unlikely help of Templeton the rat, and a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saves the life of Wilbur, who by this time has grown up to be quite a pig.

A time-honoured classic favourite.
Tales of the Greek Heroes
Tales of the Greek Heroes
Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunning collectable gift editions of some of the best-loved classics in the world - including this striking edition of Tales of the Greek Heroes.

Roger Lancelyn Green's classic retelling of the adventures of the Greek Heroes features the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece.

From the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars, this special collector's edition features tales for readers young and old.

Puffin Clothbound Classics is a series of much-loved stories from classic children's literature, brought together by Puffin Books. These special hardback editions are bound in linen covers decorated with dazzling foil prints. The perfect keepsake gift for readers young and old, made to be passed down for generations to come.
The Little Prince
The Little Prince
A stunning hardback gift edition of one of the world's most beloved stories.

Look at my planet. It is directly above us. But how far away it is!

The timeless, enchanting story of the little prince who lives on a tiny planet with three volcanoes and a haughty flower, which he must protect from the baobabs, the bad seeds. The rulers of the other planets he visits all suffer from the cares and stupidities of the everyday world. Only the little prince, through his clear, loving eyes, knows that the simplest of things can be of the utmost importance.

Translated by T. V. F. Cuffe, and with the original illustrations, the story is complete and unabridged.
Tales from Shakespeare
Tales from Shakespeare
These tales are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's greatest plays. Renowned writers and essayists of the 18th century, siblings Charles and Mary Lamb vividly bring to life the power of Hamlet and Othello, the fun of As You Like It and the drama of Pericles. Their accessible writing never loses the feel of Shakespeare's beautiful language and humanity, and convey all of his wit and wisdom. These tales are classic literature in their own right.

Puffin Clothbound Classics is a series of much-loved stories from classic literature for children and adults, brought together in beautiful hardback volumes.
Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunning collectable hardback editions of some of the best-loved classics in the world - including this striking edition of Frankenstein.

Victor Frankenstein has made a terrible mistake. In his desperate pursuit to create life, he has created a monster. A monster which, abandoned by his master and shunned by everyone it meets, follows Dr Frankenstein to the very ends of the earth with horror and murder in its recycled heart.

Shelley takes the reader on a journey through St Petersburg, to the beautiful Swiss Alps, to the desolate waste of the Arctic Circle, in a story that has sent a chill down the spines of generations.
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunning collectable hardback editions of some of the best-loved classics in the world - including this bold edition of Wuthering Heights.

Heathcliff, an orphan, is raised by Mr Earnshaw as one of his own children. Hindley despises him but wild Cathy becomes his constant companion, and he falls deeply in love with her. But when she will not marry him, Heathcliff's terrible vengeance ruins them all. Yet still his and Cathy's love will not die.
Black Beauty
Black Beauty
Black Beauty is a handsome, sweet-tempered colt with a strong spirit. As a young colt he is free to gallop in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Bravely he works as hard as he can, suffering at the hands of men who treat animals badly. But Black Beauty has an unbreakable spirit and will, and is determined to survive...
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunning collectable hardback editions of some of the best-loved classics in the world - including this irresistible edition of A Christmas Carol.

Ebenezer Scrooge was a mean, miserable, bitter old man, until one Christmas Eve changed everything...

'Bah! Humbug!'

Guided by three ghosts, Scrooge visits his past, present, and what could be to come should he not learn the true meaning behind Christmas.
Dracula
Dracula
Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunning collectable hardback editions of some of the best-loved classics in the world - including this dazzling edition of Dracula.

Jonathan Harker is travelling to Castle Dracula to see the Transylvanian noble, Count Dracula. He is begged by locals not to go there, because on the eve of St George's Day, when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will come full sway. But business must be done, so Jonathan makes his way to the Castle - and then his nightmare begins. His beloved wife Meena and other lost souls have fallen under the Count's horrifying spell. Dracula must be destroyed...

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