To mark the centenary of the First World War, Vintage is launching a unique collection of war fiction. April 2014 will see the publication of twelve works by the greatest writers of the last century, each tackling this most powerful and universal of subjects.

The series was a collaborative effort by the Vintage Design team. Each cover was designed and hand-painted in-house, with the aim of giving a bold, contemporary look to these war-themed classics.

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A child played in a fountain in a Moscow park, on International Children’s Day.

ITAR-Tass News Agency

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A dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson

London 1760

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Spring - Boris Kustodiev

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lessons in vintage book collecting:
have at least 2 copies of your favorites.
because you might need a spare.

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I’m always on the lookout for old books that look like these. 

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A lone Russian violinist atop a tank in the First World War, c. unknown


A lone Russian violinist atop a tank in the First World War, c. unknown

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Books & Cupcakes April Book Photo Challenge

Day 8: Nostalgia

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

This was the first book I ever bought with my own money. I was probably around four or five at the time. I didn’t actually read it until much later but I used to just carry it around and what not. Makes me pine for the good ol’ days.

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"Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love."

—from The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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