I have seen these clothbound books before, but I didn't know who had designed them until just today (thanks, Robbie!). Her name is Coralie Bickford-Smith, and you can see her website here, which features her many beautiful designs.
The magic of these books is that even though I haven't read Crime and Punishment, and even though it always seemed so intimidating, you can bet I would read it if I had this copy.
I also have a special place in my heart for Gothic horror novels, so I want to collect all of these, in addition to the clothbounds.
All of these books are, I think, limited editions, and some of them are going to be hard to find. And collecting them will set me back a pretty big chunk of money. But I can dream anyway -- dream of collecting gorgeous bookcovers, as well as the novels inside them. I love a good classic, and I am an advocate for judging books by their covers. Art is important, and these books are art both inside and out.
Thank you, Coralie, for making classic books deliciously readable.