Beehive Books Illuminated Editions

The Beehive Books Illuminated Editions is an ongoing series of classic literary masterworks, full to the brim with stunning illustration by the greatest visual storytellers in the world, presented in heirloom slipcased editions designed to be read and reread, experienced, and treasured.


Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Illustrated by Dave McKean

Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1866 novel Crime and Punishment, arguably the first modern exploration of psychological realism, is not only a gem of Russian literature but an internationally renowned classic. Now this masterpiece has been vividly transformed by the powerful illustrations of renowned graphic artist Dave McKean, whose multimedia paintings are shrouded with the specters and shadows of Raskolnikov's fever dreams. Featuring over one hundred full-page paintings, spot illustrations and illuminated letters, and housed in an elaborately die-cut and embossed slipcase, this is an heirloom edition designed as a work of art in its own right.

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Illustrated by Brecht Evens

The beloved classic fantasy adventure Peter Pan, has been adapted countless times for film, stage, and spin-offs -- but it's never been seen as depicted by the brushwork of celebrated Belgian cartoonist Brecht Evens.

This elaborately illuminated version of Barrie's perennial masterwork takes an inventive approach to world-building, treating Neverland as an imaginative space of infinite possibility to explore. Pirate ships, lost cities, fairy societies, unknowable beasts and magical creatures -- each of which fall, as Barrie wrote, "somewhere between reality and all we've ever dreamed."

The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish
Illustrated by Rebekka Dunlap

The Blazing World is one of the most fascinating, unusual and astonishing pieces of literature in the English language. Written in 1666 by Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle, the story follows a young woman who is transported to a world of animal-people, becomes their empress, and eventually leads an invasion back into her own world, complete with bird-man bombardiers and submarine ships. The tale involves spirit possession, astral projection, the many-worlds theory, and an interdimensional otherworldly queer romance that is centuries ahead of its time.

The Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde
Illustrated by Yuko Shimizu

Early in his career, Oscar Wilde produced two books of fairy tales -- The Happy Prince and Other Tales and A House of Pomegranates. They've rarely been collected in one volume, and never with the stunning artwork of Yuko Shimizu (The Unwritten, Barbed Wire Baseball), one of the most celebrated and admired editorial illustrators in the world. As Michael Cunningham writes in his introduction to our volume, this collaboration is "a meeting of such extraordinary talents the book itself emanates the minute traces of a pulse."

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

The Italian illustrators known as the Balbusso Twins are taking on F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, bringing out the rich satire and sorrow that suffuses this saga of wealth and love. Featuring more than fifty eye-popping, full-color illustrations that combine jazz age decadence with a sleek modern sensibility, this high-end publication brings us into Gatsby's world and Gatsby into ours."

The Island Of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
Illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz

H. G. Wells' gleefully blasphemous classic sci-fi horror tale of human chimeras and deranged scientific curiosity comes to nightmarish life through the brushwork of the legendary comic creator and graphic artist Bill Sienkiewicz. Presented in an oversized cloth-bound slipcase edition with the highest production values and finest design sensibilities, this limited edition volume also features an original introduction by filmmaker and storyteller Guillermo Del Toro, director of Pan's Labyrinth, the Hellboy Series, and 2017's Best Picture Academy Award winner The Shape of Water.

The Willows And Other Nightmares by Algernon Blackwood
Illustrated by Paul Pope

Algernon Blackwood's turn-of-the-century occult sagas had a huge impact on many 20th century masters, including H. P. Lovecraft, who believed that his masterwork The Willows was the greatest supernatural tale in all of English literature. But in the 110 years since its original publication, The Willows has floated in and out of print, without the wide recognition it deserves. But now the celebrated cartoonist and graphic artist Paul Pope (Batman Year 100, Battling Boy), whose energetic brushwork seems to writhe and vibrate on the page, brings this story to life along with four other classic Blackwood tales.