Ruben Toledo Redesigns Classic Books' Covers

10/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ruben Toledo has long brought couture fashions to life with his whimsical, surrealist illustration (just ask his designer wife, Isabel, with whom he frequently collaborates). Now the Cuban-born artist is tackling the written word. His assignment? Create covers for a trio of classic novels -- Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights," and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" -- to be published in special edition paperbacks from Penguin. The results are now in bookstores.

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