Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
Whether you want to chase after Alice into Wonderland or Mary into The Secret Garden, get caught up with Anne’s mischief in Green Gables or lost in Hans Christian Anderson’s whimsical fairy stories, these classic tales will take you on unforgettable adventures.
Each gorgeous box set includes beautifully designed, pocket sized editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll with original illustrations by John Tenniel, illustrated editions of Best Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson and Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was born in 1832. His most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequels Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871). He died in 1898.
Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1805. His Fairy Tales, the first children's stories of their kind, published in instalments from 1835 until his death in 1875, have been translated into more than a hundred languages and adapted for every kind of media.
Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester, England, in 1849, and moved to America in 1865 where she launched a literary career that produced over forty books including A Little Princess (1905) and The Secret Garden (1911). Frances died in 1924.
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1874. Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908, was her first novel and has remained in print the world over ever since. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.