Pulp! The Classics is a new imprint from Oldcastle Books that gives the nation's favourite classic novels original retro covers in a pulp fiction style - with a dash of wry humour.
Using the original unabridged text from some of the best writers that have ever lived, Pulp! The Classics promises readers their favourite books, greetings cards, posters and BookCards with stunning and highly original artwork from David Mann and designed by Elsa Mathern.
A selection of these were on display in the window of Eastside Books on Brick Lane last weekend. Titles to date include The Hound Of The Baskervilles, The Picture Of Dorian Gray, A Christmas Carol and Wuthering Heights, and prices range from £4.99 to £6.99. David Mann's cover artwork hits the right note, though some tag-lines are more successful than others. Think you could do better? Visit Pulp! The Classics and try win a place in their Hall of Fame.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.