Sep 20, 2011

by English Muse

Hello everyone, I’m very excited to announce this week’s giveaway: The very pink new edition of William M. Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, with illustrations by Donald Urquhart. This lovely book is part of the Four Corners Familiars series that invites contemporary artists to illustrate and produce a new edition of a classic novel or short story. Urquhart’s drawings are inspired by the fashions and iconography of 1930s Hollywood.

You’ll love it!

The winner will be picked Friday. Leave a comment and
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The winner is #91: Daiana!


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101 Responses to “Giveaway: Gorgeous Vanity Fair, art book edition {closed}”

  1. Susan says:

    Oh that is so pretty, Tina. I had not seen these before. Of course, I do follow you & on Twitter:)


  2. eremitica says:

    Dang, that is one pretty book.

    Oh, and you know, it’s a great read too. :3

  3. Kerry says:

    I’m a sucker for a book with a pretty cover!

  4. Mayrozez says:

    How beautiful! And such a generous gesture.

  5. G says:

    I’m in Istanbul, so I know I’ve no chance to get it:) Damn, the distance! Love you!

  6. Kailey says:

    Ooh what a stunning copy! ^^

  7. Jessica says:

    gorgeous! haven’t yet read the book, but have seen the reese witherspoon movie. i’d love to take a closer look at urquhart’s illustrations. thanks! <3

  8. Brandy says:

    In love!!!

  9. Bevin says:

    Love this redesign so much. I always think it’s interesting to see new book covers, how the compare to the older, etc.

  10. Marlene says:

    I love pretty books!

  11. Sandra says:

    The illustrations remind me of my mom’s old Nancy Drew books. Absolutely love it!!

  12. Melissa says:

    Love, love, love this idea!! I studied the book at University and have loved Becky Thatcher’s pluck.

  13. Diana says:

    I REALLY need this book. Seriously. It’s for a friend. See, I went to a book fair recently and a friend of mine really regretted not being able to come along. I saw an antiquarian copy of this novel (it’s a recent favourite of hers) and would have bought it had it not been several hundred dollars beyond my meagre student budget. So I am entering on her behalf. Please pick my friend, Liz!

  14. Oh, I love Vanity Fair! xxoo

  15. Tori says:

    I have always wanted to read this book and this could be the perfect opportunity. Crossing my fingers and thanks for the opportunity!


  16. Molly says:

    This is so lovely! I think it’s great how much you encourage books + reading. The world needs more Tinas.

  17. Julia says:

    oh my oh my, how lovely! x

  18. Jen says:

    I think I just saw my bookcase swoon ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would LOVE to own this beautiful Vanity Fair book! I have a particular shelf that it would live quite comfortably on. Thank you for this exciting giveaway!!!

  19. Sid says:

    oh wow this is so beautiful. Simple and elegant <3 I hope this giveaway is for everyone

  20. Amazing giveaway… I’m a long-time follower!

    Have a great evening,

    Linda, xo

  21. Kristina says:

    Such a gorgeous book. Great giveaway!

  22. Luli says:

    Oh, it’s a beautiful edition. This is a very nice giveaway….and I do follow you. Have a good evening.

  23. michelle says:

    I love classics, and I love gorgeous classics even better! What a lovely giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Ella says:

    oh my gosh this is beautiful! what lovely illustrations!

  25. HappyDay says:

    This has always been on my to-read list! The cover and illustrations are exquisite, I hope I can get picked! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Amy says:

    Gorgeous book!!!

    I am following you ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Hyun says:

    my favorite book! love this giveaway.

  28. Mrs. Parker says:

    One of my favourite novels.

  29. Lorin Papera says:

    oh wow!! so pretty. fingers crossed i win.

    p.s. love the blog!


  30. Jennifer Law says:

    This totally belongs on my bedside table! Thank you for the giveaway.

    Jennifer Law

  31. oooh, neat! i’d love to read this pretty novel. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. What a fabulous giveaway!

  33. Rick says:

    Crossing fingers. I have yet to read it.

  34. Lindsey says:

    This book will look amazing by my bed. I adore the soft pink. Please let me win!!!

  35. Katie says:

    That is a gorgeous edition of Vanity Fair!

    I would love to win it, no Victorianist’s bookshelf is complete without a copy of this one!

    Thanks so much for your great giveaways!

  36. Bonnie says:

    Just started reading your blog and absolutely love it. This would be a great addition to my library, cover is beautiful!

  37. mml says:

    Very cool giveaway. Thanks for the oppurtunity to enter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Dewi says:

    aaa i want it…
    i hope i’m the lucky winner

    kisses and hugs from bali ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Erin says:

    It’s gorgeous. I’m new to your blog; found you via Pinterest!

  40. Lisa says:

    Hello! I just found your blog today, and I quickly followed on Blogger! You have a truly beautiful thing going on here. That book looks great!

  41. Clare says:

    English Muse, this is so pretty I could die. One of the wittiest books ever written, a befittingly gorgeous prize for the loveliest blog site I know. I am starting to yearn…

  42. I love it ! I love books!

    Gorgeous beyond words. xo

  43. Murphy says:

    Such a lovely edition of Vanity Fair. I don’t own it so I would love to win this giveaway!!!!

  44. rachel says:

    oh my, i love books !

  45. Kelly says:

    Ooh! I can’t wait to check out this book! Thank you for posting about it. Early Hollywood is a passion! The illustrations look divine!

    Thanks again to one of my favorite blogs (as well as twitter and fb feeds!)

  46. Karen says:

    That’s so gorgeous! I would love to win it, especially since I don’t have a copy yet.

  47. Irina says:

    I suppose this book is a vivid example of the way the paper books are going to develop – pieces of art and exclusive things which book lovers will be craving for ))). Thanks for good news!

  48. The cover is my favorite shade of pink and would look fabulous on my night table.

  49. Trisia says:

    That is absolutely gorgeous! I love the cover!

  50. Amy says:

    Stunning – it would make a great gift if I could bear to give it away!

  51. vicki says:

    So pretty. Makes me want to curl up on the sofa with a good book like this… xx

  52. Anaรฏs says:

    Classics renewed with contemporary illustrations are great! And this is no exception! It will be so great to get it as I don’t have a copy of it yet!

    Thanks a lot for such great giveaways!

  53. Ellie says:

    AAHHHHH I was just about to buy a copy of this book! I hold on just a little bit longer before I dash down to Oxfam x

  54. Beatrice says:

    …Pick me pick me!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ May the lucky winner enjoy every page!

  55. Cristy says:

    This book is lovely! I got to have it!

  56. Ana says:

    This is an amazing book! It would make a precious addition to any library.

  57. Christina says:

    How beautiful! Count me in the giveaway!

  58. holly anne says:

    Please tell me I’m not too late to enter?! Oh I love it, I’m dying over this book!

  59. Traci says:

    *gasp!!!* Gorgeous, delightful book….please count me IN!!!

  60. Kate says:

    Is it bad that even if I already have the paperback versions, I buy the hardbacks just because they are beautiful?

  61. Krissy says:

    Eek, hope I’m not too late! This book looks so beautiful! What can I say, I’m a sucker for pretty artwork.

  62. Thank you Thank you Thank you! I love your site! You are on my blogroll!

  63. Anita says:

    Very lovely! Time to read that classic again, and what better way than a fresh copy ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Bonnie says:

    Wow ! What a wonderful book. I will keep my fingers crossed.

  65. Katie says:

    Oh, how gorgeous! This is my friend’s favorite book. What a fun reimagination!

  66. […] PS: Don’t forget to enter to win the beautiful (and very pink) Vanity Fair book in this week’s giveaway! […]

  67. sami says:

    omg, omg, omg, this would make my library!
    please pick me ๐Ÿ™‚


  68. I have followed for a while now and I always love the images you post ๐Ÿ™‚

    That looks like such a cute book! It would look even cuter in my hands as I read it ๐Ÿ˜€

  69. Mariah says:

    So lovely. If I don’t win, I’ll definitely be buying myself a copy.

  70. Franziska says:

    Vanity Fair was one of my exam books. I loved it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  71. Stephanie says:

    can totally picture someone reading this with a cup of tea and a couple of cupcakes!

  72. Oh, I love it, so cute!!

  73. Sara says:

    What a lovely book! I’ve always wanted to read Vanity Fair.

  74. Valerie says:

    Good Morning! ohhhhh!!! This looks like just the kind of book I could curl up with, in front of the fireplace!! Thanks for having this contest!

  75. Yes please! I’ve been eyeing that book!

  76. Kolbie says:

    It’s adorable! I definitely want to be in the drawing. I also follow you on Twitter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. va says:

    lovely book .
    tumblemumbo at

  78. Mary Grace says:

    Oh! Please pick me!

  79. Abigail says:

    Oh la la! This book looks almost edible! Is that a silly thing to say? I don’t know. But I imagine that you’d open it up to find it was filled with macaroons!

  80. Melissa says:

    This is adorable! I have a thing for books with pretty cover art.

  81. Judy says:

    I really hope I win. I love this book, and this edition is so beautiful. I would love to have it. =)

  82. Lindsey says:

    omg love!!!

  83. Hallie says:

    I can’t believe that I haven’t read this…fingers crossed!!!

  84. PJ says:

    oh, that’s so pretty and girly!

  85. Daiana says:

    wow, wish i win this! so pretty!

  86. Oh how gorgeous, I would love to win this!

  87. Hausfrau says:

    What a beautiful edition of this classic novel!

  88. Rashmila says:

    I am following your blog and am also a subscriber to your newsletter.
    Thank you for this chance to win this amazing book! The cover is baeutifula nd a perfect shade of pink for Becky Sharpe.

  89. Oh, this book is beautiful if only for its cover! Generous giveaway…would love to win!


  90. Laurel says:

    Oh my gosh, that is a gorgeous book! So cool-looking. I’ve been following your blog for a long time, and I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. anna says:

    I’m big fan of artsy covers. I’m loving the pink color and modern illustrations.

  92. Bailey says:

    This looks absolutely lovely!

  93. Britta says:

    Lovely! I would carry this everywhere.

  94. Sarah says:

    In the age of ebooks- it’s time to start judging books by their covers and I think I would have a much lovelier time reading this physical book than the ebook version any day. Here’s to beautiful things!

  95. Lynne says:

    What a lovely design for such a good book! Thank you for the opportunity!

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