"From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers--featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson´s recent film ´Moonrise Kingdom´ to Penguin´s own bestsellers ´Committed ´and ´Rules of Civility.´ With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische´s hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an ´A´ for Jane Austen´s ´Pride and Prejudice,´ a ´B´ for Charlotte Bronte´s ´Jane Eyre,´ and a ´C´ for Willa Cather´s ´My Antonia.´ It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. O is for O´Hara. A masterpiece of American fiction and a bestseller upon its publication in 1935, ´BUtterfield 8´ lays bare with brash honesty the unspoken and oftenshocking truths thatlurked beneath the surfaceof a society stillreeling from theeffects of the GreatDepression. One Sunday morning, Gloria wakes up in a stranger´s apartment with nothing but a torn evening dress, stockings, and panties. When she steals a fur coat from the wardrobe to wear home, she unleashes a series of events that can only end in tragedy. Inspired by true events, ´BUtterfield 8´ caused a sensation on its publication for its frank depiction of the relationship between a wild and beautiful young woman and a respectable, married man."
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