A few weeks ago, I speculated about what was yet to come from Penguin’s newly released Drop Caps series, reimagining literary and modern classics with an elegant drop cap on a background of bold colour. Here is an updated list of titles, bringing the count to twelve, the letter L. [Note that this post will be edited to include the newest information as it is released: Latest Update Nov 26, 2013]

a1. Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen




2. Jane Eyre — Charlotte Brontë




3. My Àntonia — Willa Cather




4. Great Expectations — Charles Dickens



e5. Middlemarch — George Eliot



f6. Madame Bovary — Gustave Flaubert (trans. Lydia Davis)



g7. Lord of the Flies — William Golding



h8. Siddhartha — Herman Hesse



i9. An Artist of the Floating World — Kazuo Ishiguro



j10. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — James Joyce



k11. The Secret Life of Bees — Sue Monk Kidd



l12. Native Speaker — Chang-rae Lee



melville13. Moby Dick — Herman Melville (Aug. 2013)



nesbitt14. Five Children and It — E. Nesbit (Aug. 2013)



butterfield 815. Butterfield 8 — John O’Hara (Oct. 2013)



proust16. Swann’s Way — Marcel Proust (Oct. 2013)



nophotosm17. The Greek Coffin Mystery — Ellery Queen (Dec. 2013)




nophotosm18. Haroun and the Sea of Stories — Salman Rushdie (Dec. 2013)




nophotosm19. Cannery Row — John Steinbeck (Feb. 2014)




nophotosm20. The Joy Luck Club — Amy Tan (Feb. 2014)




nophotosm21.Kristin Lavransdatter — Sigrid Undset (Apr. 2014)




nophotosm22. Candide — Voltaire (Apr. 2014)




nophotosm23. Leaves of Grass and Selected Poems and Prose — Walt Whitman (Apr. 2014)




nophotosm24. Sky Burial — Xinran (Aug. 2014)




nophotosm25. When You Are Old: Early Poems and Fairy Tales — William Butler Yeats (Aug. 2014)




nophotosm26. Unknown — Z