Classics-Lovers Will Adore These Coloring Books

by Emma Oulton

If you'd asked me a year ago, I might have said that the adult coloring book was a fad — but these coloring books of classic literature show this trend isn't going anywhere. We've seen adults get their crayons out for Game of Thrones coloring books, for potty-mouthed coloring books, and even for Instagram coloring books that let you color in your own snaps — but this is a big new step. Random House have just released a series of five books that are definitely not one-hit wonders. No, these coloring books are already classics — literally.

The new A Coloring Classic series comprises five iconic works of literature, reimagined as beautiful drawings just begging for a splash of color. Fans of drama and tragedy can get their blue pencils ready to color in Romeo and Juliet's tears, or grey to scribble over Wuthering Heights' stormy scenes; horror fans will have a ball painting Dracula blood-red; readers curled up cosily by the fire need only a white crayon to paint the snowy scenes of A Christmas Carol; and true romantics can fill Pride and Prejudice with a deep, blushing pink. No matter your favorite genre, one of these literary coloring books is perfect for you.

1. Pride and Prejudice: A Coloring Classic

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2. A Christmas Carol: A Coloring Classic

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3. Wuthering Heights: A Coloring Classic

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4. Romeo and Juliet: A Coloring Classic

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5. Dracula: A Coloring Classic

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The books will go on sale starting from July of this year, with Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet launching first and the rest following shortly after. So there's only one thing left to do: get sharpening your pencils.

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