Are you ready to fall in love with new editions of your favourite classic reads? If you are not familiar with Broadview Press, here are four reasons why they are the perfect addition to your bookshelf and how they will help you get closer to the literature you love.
1) Dramatic Covers
As voracious readers we know what it is like to have a great cover catch our attention—we’re like moths to a flame! Perhaps it is a moody black and white photograph or colourful maps, tapestries, and paintings. Something is sure to catch your eye as you browse Broadview's site.
2) Greener Pages
As much as possible, Broadview Press prints its books on 100% recycled or partially recycled paper (regardless if this is at a greater cost to the company), and they track—and publish—their progress towards producing greener books. They are also mindful of their carbon emissions footprint and aim to offset these emissions in line with the Gold Standard. These are new books you can feel good about purchasing!
3) Academic Intro
Each Broadview edition is edited by an academic specializing in an area of study pertinent to the novel. For instance, Victorian and feminist theorist Beth Newman takes on Wuthering Heights (1847) and professor of Scientific Romance, Daniel Burgoyne, edits A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (1888). Their analysis highlights recent scholarship on the work and prepares the reader to appreciate the primary text more deeply.
4) References at your Fingertips
Suffering a reading withdrawal after you finish a novel? Have no fear, the appendices in a Broadview edition will keep you wrapped up in the novel’s adjacent content. For example, Frankenstein (1818) has snippets from William Godwin’s Political Justice (1792) and Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792). Henry James’ Turn of the Screw and Other Stories (1898) includes an appendix on the supernatural during the time James was writing, and another featuring what Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliott, and Virginia Woolf had to say about James