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About

Would you like to own a book that only a few people in the world possess? Would you like to be a Book Angel?

First of all, look at this images. This is what we do. Luxury handmade limited editions of masterpieces of literature, distributed in New York, London, Los Angeles and Paris at the prestigious Assouline Boutiques.
 

This book in the cage is our first production. Very rare! Do you want to have it sent to you? Well, just support us and be quick enough (yes the cage is included, as well as a parrot feather as a book mark and the real gold medal).

Now more about our next book, for which we need support from all of you:

Truth and Justice is the secret icon of 20th century European literature and one of the best novels ever written, a strong and moving epic and an elegant page-turner. It has been translated into 8 other languages, except English. Its author, A.H. Tammsaare has his own museum in Estonia (actually 3 museums), his own statue and his park in the center of Tallinn. Yet, this powerful writer (who was also the translator of Oscar Wilde and Dostoyevsky) is hardly known outside Estonia. Why?

Did you know that only 3% of the world books get translated into English?

Haute Culture Books is a start-up that believes in fine books and masterpieces spread all over the world. So many amazing books and authors, sometimes national icons, have never been translated into English! We know how to find them, through our network of cultural spies around the world and thanks to the experience of our founder, author and publisher Luis de Miranda.

Luis de Miranda, founder of HCB
Luis de Miranda, founder of HCB

We are creating the best book collection ever, without compromising. Mostly undiscovered classics and beautifully handmade. There are so many ugly fast-books everywhere! We want to recreate the slow and sensual pleasure of reading, the craftmanship of eternal books. We believe that in a world filled with digital reading there will be a little place for luxury hand-made books, with a unique design and the finest materials.

Again, look at our first book, a limited edition of Flaubert's tale Felicity. You can receive one copy for you as a reward for helping us move forward.

But we also want to give away hundreds of e-books for free to students, libraries, any readers.

DIGITAL BOOKS SHOULD BE FREE, AND PHYSICAL BOOKS SUBLIME.

Did you know that the Stanford university Library has already chosen to benefit from our luxury collection and our free e-books? We will spread as many free new e-classics as we can.

This is the prototype for the Tammsaare but our designer, together with the CEO, are actually improving it at the moment. Just support us and you won't be disappointed.

"The Haute Culture Books English translation of Tammsaare is a historical moment..." – Maarja Vaino, Director of the Tammsaare Museum of Tallinn.

We decided to publish Truth and Justice in English for the first time and with the best translation ever. We will start with the first volume, Andres and Pearu–it is considered to be the best one anyway, and actually, Tammsaare was not thinking of a sequel when he wrote it, but then the book was so successfull all over Europe that he went on with a second volume.

By the way, we have secured the rights for the translation, so we will really be the first, and since our translation (the first chapters are edited) is already recognized as excellent by the academics and the specialists in Estonia and the US, it is likely that there won't be another edition by another publisher within the next 10 or 20 years.

We will publish in English a limited collector's luxury edition and an e-book version. We already have an agreement with Assouline boutiques in New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris to distribute our books and we are starting this Christmas with a new translation of Flaubert. You can get a first version of the free e-book here. Yes, we keep our promises.

Publishing a fine translation and distributing the books is costly. We need the help of "Book Angels" to do it. That's you. We lack some "cash" to be able to completely finishing translating and editing the book, deal with the distribution cost, the production costs, etc. We are not asking for much. And we are giving a lot in return.

The translation is more than half-way through right now, but we won't be able to go on with all the publication process without you.

Thanks to our Book Angels, we will never compromise: we will publish a few selected masterpieces every year, each translated by the best and carefully crafted to create an unforgettable experience.

READ THE FIRST TRANSLATED CHAPTER OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE - TRANSLATED BY INNA FELDBACH AND ALAN PETER TREI, EDITED BY JAMIE SCHWARTZ

Find us also here : http://www.hooandja.ee/en/projekt/tode-ja-oigus-inglise-keeles

Please visit our site : http://www.hauteculturebooks.com or check our Facebook Page : http://www.facebook.com/HauteCultureBooks.

And this is our blog : http://hauteculturepress.com

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    We will send you an English digital version of the fiction book "Truth and Justice - Andres and Pearu" by Anton H. Tammsaare and another digital version of Felicity - the Tale of the Simple Heart, by Flaubert. Your name will be acknowledged in the e-book worldwide edition as a "book angel".

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    We will send you an English digital version of the fiction book "Truth and Justice - Andres and Pearu" by Anton H. Tammsaare. And our digital new translation of "Felicity", by Flaubert. Your name will be acknowledged in the e-book worldwide edition and all print editions of the book as a "book angel". And to encourage you to write a classic yourself, we will send you a writers mug with the Haute Culture logo on it - no coffee included but worldwide shipping included.

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    We will send you a very nice printed handmade collector's edition of the book "Felicity - the Tale of The Simple Heart, a bilingual new edition of the fantastic tale by Gustave Flaubert. Your name will be acknowledged in the worldwide book editions of Tammsaare as a "book angel". And to encourage you to write a classic yourself, we will send you a writers mug with the Haute Culture logo on it. You will also get a nice fabric summer bag, with the Haute Culture logo as a statement. Worldwide shipping included.

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    Pledge £300 or more About $375

    We will send you one copy of the fantastic luxury limited edition of the fiction book "Truth and Justice - Andres and Pearu" by Anton H. Tammsaare. Or if you prefer you can have our luxury edition of Flaubert's Felicity. Your name will be eternally acknowledged in all future editions of the book as a "book angel". And to encourage you to write a classic yourself, we will send you a writers mug with the Haute Culture logo on it. Yes, you will also get the nice fabric summer bag also, with the Haute Culture logo as a statement. Worldwide shipping included.

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    Pledge £490 or more About $613

    We will send you a luxury handmade copy of "Felicity - the Tale of The Simple Heart", by Flaubert, and another luxury copy of the limited edition of the fiction book "Truth and Justice - Andres and Pearu" by Anton H. Tammsaare. Your name will be eternally acknowledged in all future worldwide editions of the book as a "book angel". And to encourage you to write a classic yourself, we will send you a writers mug with the Haute Culture logo on it. Yes, you will also get the nice fabric summer bag also, with the Haute Culture logo as a statement. Worldwide shipping included.

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