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I love Wordsworth Classics!
on 27 September 2011
Few things give as much pleasure for your money as the Wordsworth Classics series. The books themselves may be cheaply produced, but the price makes an incredibly wide selection of classics accessible to any keen reader - now there really is no excuse for not having at least one Dickens, Wilde or Austen in your collection.
This particular classic - the extremely popular Hound of the Baskervilles also comes with The Valley of Fear. I won't go into the detail of the stories - other reviewers have done this superbly already, so I'll just comment on the actual quality of the books.
Unlike the Study in Scarlet/The Sign of the Four Wordsworth Classic, this book includes illustrations, which whilst not the greatest quality in the world, probably owing to the paper stock, is still a nice addition and breaks up the flow of text nicely. The cover artwork on the whole series of Conan Doyle books in the Wordsworth Classics range are beautiful and make a great looking set.
Yes, they feel flimsy, and yes the paper quality isn't the greatest in the world, but at this price they're ideal for reading on the train - or even leaving for someone else to enjoy, whilst your beloved leather-bound first edition is sitting safely on the shelf in your study!