I haven’t read an exorbitant number of classics lately (except for a few Jane Austens), but check out these new editions: the Penguin English Library.
But, is Penguin trying to suggest that their “library” is THE definitive English Library (aka The Canon)? And what is the canon, really? Maybe I’m reading too much into it. Oh well. I’ll enjoy them anyway if I want to read classics anytime soon.
These specific editions might not be available outside the UK (not quite sure), but there are very similar hardcover ones available in the US and Canada – I specifically bought one such copy of Emma because it looks way more awesome than any other copy I’ve seen.
UPDATE: some pictures of a hardcover edition – one of my favourite books I’ve acquired within the last year.