Classic works of literature with a clean, modern aesthetic! Perfect for both old and new literature fans, the new Word Cloud Classics series from Canterbury Classics provides a chic and inexpensive introduction to timeless literary tales. With a higher production value, these editions are the perfect gift for students and fans of literature everywhere. Purchase all the Word Cloud Classics as a set to complete your home library, or simply place them on a shelf to visually brighten up any room.
Each book includes heat-burnished covers, foil stamping, a smaller trim size that’s easy to hold, and a clean, modern aesthetic. We will be adding new titles to the series every season.
Titles available in the Word Cloud Classics series:
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: The story of a young, abused boy on the run and his friendship with a runaway slave is about loyalty, compassion and doing what is right.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A collection of twelve short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is considered a milestone in the genre of detective fiction.
Aesop’s Fables: Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece around 620-564 BC. No writings by him exist (if they ever existed at all), yet numerous stories and tales have been credited to him and have been shared through oral tradition throughout the world.
The Age of Innocence: In a society where people “dreaded scandal more than disease,” passion was a force of ruin. Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence is set amidst the pre-World War I “Golden Age” of upper-class society in New York and is framed by society’s strict moral code.
Anna Karenina: First published in the late 19th century, Anna Karenina, by famed Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, is widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of all time.
Anne of Green Gables: Best-selling Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery published the first book in her charming series in 1908, making it a literary favorite for more than a hundred years.
Black Beauty: Anna Sewell’s 1877 classic Black Beauty is considered to be one of the foremost works in animal welfare literature and a leading work in the children’s pony book genre.
The Brothers Grimm: 101 Fair Tales: These works originally collected by the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s are not necessarily the version told before bedtime. They’re much darker and often don’t end happily—but they’re far more interesting
A Christmas Carol and Other Holiday Treasures: Most famous in the realm of holiday literature for his 1843 publication, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens was in fact a prolific writer in the yuletide genre and a great contributor to many now-prevalent traditions of the holiday itself.
The Count of Monte Cristo: Best-selling author Alexandre Dumas–who also wrote The Three Musketeers–tells this heartbreaking yet heroic tale of Edmond Dantes who takes revenge on the men responsible for his unjust fourteen-year imprisonment.
Don Quixote: Miguel de Cervantes began to write this literary classic after serving in the Spanish militia, surviving a gunshot wound, being captured by Barbary pirates, forced into slavery, and being ransomed by his parents.
Dracula: Written as a series of letters, newspaper clippings, diary entries, and ships’ logs, author Bram Stoker introduces the character of Count Dracula and provides the basis of modern vampire fiction.
Emma: Emma, a matchmaker at heart, is obsessed with love and romance—for others. As for her own love life, she wants nothing of it.
Frankenstein: The idea for the story came to the author, Mary Shelley, in a dream she had about a scientist who had created life and was horrified by what he had made. This Gothic-style romance is among the first of true science fiction novels, if not the first.
Great Expectations: In the 1861 best seller, Charles Dickens wrote this amazing tale of mystery and personal development.
Hans Christian Andersen Tales: Fairy tales are timeless treasures passed from generation to generation, and few are as beloved as those of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.
Inferno: A 14th century poem and the first part of Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy, paints an allegorical underworld in which sinners are punished in accordance with their sins.
Jane Eyre: The story of a young girl–plain, poor, and alone—who endures abuse, abandonment, and ridicule only to become a loving compassionate young woman of great moral character remains Charlotte Bronte’s greatest achievement.
The Jungle Book: Penned by English Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling in 1894, The Jungle Book is a collection of allegorical stories that take place in the Indian jungle.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover: When first published privately in Italy, in 1928, Lady Chatterly’s Lover was too risqué for readers and was considered unprintable. It wasn’t until three decades later, in 1960, that the novel could be printed openly in the United Kingdom.
Les Miserables: First published in France in 1862, it is Victor Hugo’s greatest achievement–the ultimate tale of redemption.
Little Women: The book’s gentle lessons and charming story of four adventurous sisters coming of age in Civil War-era New England was originally written as a children’s book.
Madame Bovary: Gustave Flaubert is arguably one of the greatest novelists of all time. His first novel, Madame Bovary, was published in 1856 and is considered a literary masterpiece by critics and scholars.
Moby-Dick: A fictional work based on actual events, Moby-Dick is a classic that has been enjoyed for generations and is now available as part of the Word Cloud Classic series, making it a stylish and affordable addition to any library.
Persuasion: Published in 1818, Persuasion was Jane Austen’s last completed novel.
The Picture of Dorian Gray: A young man, infatuated with his own handsomeness and youth as depicted in a perfect portrait, makes a bargain he will come to regret.
Pride and Prejudice: First published in 1813, it is one of the most popular and beloved British novels of all time, maintaining its allure for contemporary readers everywhere and selling millions of copies.
The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories: The best-known work by famed American writer Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage is a compelling exploration of human emotion in the midst of battle.
The Scarlet Letter: In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne takes readers back to the Puritan days of the American colonies, into a society as unforgiving as its harsh New England winters.
The Secret Garden: A classic piece of children’s literature first published as a novel in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is a story of transformation and renewal.
Sense and Sensibility: Jane Austen wrote the original draft of this title around 1795 at the age of nineteen, and published it in 1811.
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & Other Stories: A book so iconic that its title is synonymous with split personalities, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson was first released in 1886.
The Three Musketeers: First released in serial form in 1844, a year before Dumas’ publication of The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers was an instant success, largely due to Dumas’ transformation of the historical fiction genre.
Treasure Island: Perhaps the most iconic pirate story of all time, Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1881.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: The classic story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the point of view of Professor Aronnax.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin or Life Among the Lowly: The story of a slave struggling to maintain his dignity during the pre-Civil War era, Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published in 1852 to tremendous success.
The Wizard of Oz: Influenced by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, L. Frank Baum created this classic story and fantasy using the dream of young Dorothy on her journey home to demonstrate the theme of good vs. evil.