More detailed style of illustration using pen? Use colours relating to danger or suspense?

The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

More detailed style of illustration using pen? Use colours relating to danger or suspense?

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy by Penguin Books UK, via Flickr

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy by Penguin Books UK, via Flickr

"And after I read a short story, it's the same kind of accomplishment as reading a great novel..." #SPLTSS

"And after I read a short story, it's the same kind of accomplishment as reading a great novel..." #SPLTSS

Penguins pattern - by ??? (though this version of the Penguin Books logo is the one designed in 1946 by Jan Tschichold)

Penguins pattern - by ??? (though this version of the Penguin Books logo is the one designed in 1946 by Jan Tschichold)

Penguin has published new editions of a series of books by author Nancy Mitford, which have cover design inspired by textile prints.

Penguin has published new editions of a series of books by author Nancy Mitford, which have cover design inspired by textile prints.

First published in 1908. Cover designed by David Gentleman.

Penguin by Illustrators: David Gentleman

Help us celebrate 80 years of Penguin Books! How many of these best sellers have you read?

Help us celebrate 80 years of Penguin Books! How many of these best sellers have you read?

Books from the Penguin publishing company are displayed in a book store in London.   Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Book News: DOJ Approves Penguin, Random House Merger

Books from the Penguin publishing company are displayed in a book store in London. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

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