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Harper Muse Classics, Pretty Books Painted Editions: Complete List

These books are the perfect addition to any well-appointed library or as a gift.

Last Updated on April 12, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

Harper Muse Classics Painted Editions

Today, I’m super excited to share more about one of my new favorite book collections, the Harper Muse Classics Pretty Books Painted Editions.

Are you a literature lover of fine editions and want to add some stunning books to your shelves?  Look no further than the Harper Muse Classics Pretty Books Painted Editions book collection!  They have beautifully repackaged some classic books, and each title has a beautiful hardcover with painted artwork wrapped around the covers, turning them into something truly special.

With these new designs, the Harper Muse Classics Painted Editions capture the essence of these timeless tales, and this collection is sure to inspire readers everywhere.  So whether you’re coming back for another read or enjoying it for the first time, get ready because these books in this collection selection will be more than worth your time.  So without further ado, let’s dive in!

Harper Muse Classics Painted Editions

What are the Harper Muse Classics Painted Editions?

The Harper Muse Classics “Pretty Books” Painted Editions is a new limited edition collection of classic literature published by Harper Muse.  Each book has beautiful hardcover artwork, with a distinctive one-of-a-kind jacket and interior treatment.  In addition to sculptured emboss on the cover, other features include a gold foil title and gold page edges, a beautiful ribbon marker, and high-design quote pages throughout.

These novels are the perfect addition to any well-appointed library or as a classic gift for any lover of fiction.

Who designed the covers for the Harper Muse Classics Painted Editions?

Each book has beautiful hardcover artwork painted by Laci Fowler, a painter based out of Nashville, Tennessee.

Harper Muse Painted Editions: Spring 2022

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein explores the terror of what happens when humanity plays God, exploring the dark themes of birth and creation, loneliness, ambition, and the destructive power of revenge.

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald’s third novel, The Great Gatsby, exposes the dark side of the American Dream, exploring the themes of social division, wealth and materialism, and excess.

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Thirteen stories involving Sherlock Holmes, one of literature’s most beloved characters, are available in this edition, including an explanation of Holmes’s supposed murder at the hands of his nemesis Dr. Moriarty in Doyle’s 1893 short story “The Final Problem.”

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Delighting readers for more than 120 years, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz follows Kansas farmgirl Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto as a violent cyclone transports them to a faraway magical place called Oz, land of the Munchkins and witches.

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Harper Muse Painted Editions: Fall 2022

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s acclaimed novel, follows the March sisters Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth as they endure hardships, experience true love, and enjoy adventures in Civil War-era New England.

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë’s first published novel, centers on the title character as she struggles to escape the hardships of her childhood, eventually finding work as a governess at the sprawling Thornfield Hall.

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles introduces not only famed author Agatha Christie to the world, but also her beloved detective Hercule Poirot. When the family matriarch overseeing the beautiful mansion Styles Court is found poisoned, suspicion falls on the relatives who stand to benefit from her last will and testament, and Poirot is called in to investigate.

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Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion is Austen’s final completed novel, published six months after her death in 1817. The story revolves around Anne Elliot who at 27 is no longer considered young enough for worthy romantic prospects.

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Harper Muse Painted Editions: Spring 2023

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The beloved story of orphan Anne Shirley’s adoption by an elderly brother and sister, the novel explores the time-honored themes of imagination versus reality, the pressures of social expectations, and the differences between true emotion and mere sentiment.

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Peter Pan by James M. Barrie

In pursuit of his lost shadow, a young boy named Peter Pan enters the bedroom of three children named Wendy, Michael, and John. After Wendy manages to reattach Peter’s shadow, Peter asks the three children to come with him to Neverland, the place where they’ll never have to grow up.

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden explores the coming-of-age story of a little girl determined to bring a mysterious garden–and her uncle’s broken heart–back to life. Exploring themes of magical wonder, the necessity of friendship, and the beauty of the natural world.

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Winnie-the-Pooh and other Delightful Stories by A. A. Milne

Beloved by readers everywhere, Winnie-the-Pooh is the story of a bear named Pooh and his delightful animal friends. Winnie-the-Pooh and his irresistibly lovable friends–Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Baby Roo, and the eternal pessimist Eeyore–gently meander through Hundred Acre Wood with their favorite human Christopher Robin, embarking on whimsical adventures and solving hilarious dilemmas.

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Do you collect the Harper Muse Painted Editions?

Have you read any of these books?  Are any of these books on your TBR?  Do you own any books from the Harper Muse Painted Editions?  Let’s talk in the comments below.

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