One of the main objectives of the project of "Recovering the Classics" is to make covers available for digital versions of books like Pride and Prejudice and Little Women, which have entered the public domain and are available for free on e-readers, but are often packaged in unappealing ways.

Another aim is to make classics appealing to younger readers, who might be put-off by coverless or dusty-covered tomes, but might reconsider an older book with a splash of color on its cover. Fresh covers bring new life to the books, and make them more inviting to today’s students who browse online all the time.



"When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." — Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes


"I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again." ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise


"Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old." — Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels


"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


"Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another." — Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha


"The sewer is the conscience of the city." — Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


"The eye because of flows the multi-tears but Pure Brightness, the heart because of had experienced much suffering but is good-natured." — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women


"No, no — there are depths, depths! The more I go over it, the more I see in it, and the more I see in it, the more I fear. I don't know what I don't see — what I don't fear!" — Henry James, The Turn of the Screw


"Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes." — Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray