Penguin Modern Classics: The Complete List

The Complete List

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141970316

Category: Reference

Page: 96

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'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

The Penguin Classics Book

In Search of the Best Books Ever Written

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Author: Henry Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141990937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

Great British Eccentrics

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Author: S. D. Tucker

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445647710

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1985

An entertaining guide to the most eccentric characters from British history

A Year of Reading

A Month-by-Month Guide to Classics and Crowd-Pleasers for You or Your Book Group

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Author: Elisabeth Ellington,Jane Freimiller

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492642231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Desire a book to cozy up with by a wintery window? How about an addictive page-turner for sunbathing on the beach? Thousands of new books are published each year, and if you're a book lover or just book curious choosing what to read next can seem like an impossible task. A Year of Reading relieves the anxiety by helping you find just the right read, and includes fun and interactive subcategories for each choice, including: • Description and history • Extra credit • Did You Know? • Have You Seen the Film? • and more! A Year of Reading also gives advice and tips on how to join or start a book group, and where to look for other reading recommendations. Perfect for clubs or passionate individuals, this beautiful and concise second edition is the essential guide to picking up your next inspiring, entertaining, and thought-provoking book.

Life with a Capital L

Essays Chosen and Introduced by Geoff Dyer

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Author: D. H. Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241344611

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 400

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A brilliantly varied new selection of D. H. Lawrence's essays, chosen and introduced by Geoff Dyer For D. H. Lawrence the novel was the pinnacle, 'the one bright book of life', yet his non-fiction shows him at his most freewheeling and playful. This is a selection of his essays, on subjects including art, morality, obscenity, songbirds, Italy, Thomas Hardy, the death of a porcupine in the Rocky Mountains and the narcissism of photographing ourselves. Arranged chronologically to illuminate the patterns of Lawrence's thought over time, and including many little-known pieces, they reveal a writer of enduring freshness and force. 'The greatest writer of this century, and in many things the greatest writer of all times' Philip Larkin

The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry

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Author: Gerald Moore,Ulli Beier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140424725

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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Surveys the poetry of modern-day Africa, featuring the work of ninety-nine poets from twenty-seven countries, including Lâeopold Sâedar Senghor, Augustinho Neto, and Christopher Okigbo.

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)

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Author: Ellen Raskin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101157459

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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A Newbery Medal Winner "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book

Penguin by Design

A Cover Story, 1935-2005

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Author: Phil Baines

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780141024233

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 255

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By looking back at seventy years of Penguin paperbacks, graphic designer Phil Baines charts the development of British publishing, the ever-changing currents of cover art and style, and the role of artists and designers in creating and designing the Penguin look. Rich with stunning illustrations and filled with details about individual titles, designers, and even the changing size and shape of the Penguin logo itself, Penguin by Design shows how covers become design classics. Features 600 color illustrations

What is History?

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Author: E. H. Carr

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241351901

Category: History

Page: 208

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'Not only one of our most distinguished historians but also one of the most valuable contributors to historical theory' Spectator In formulating an answer to the question of 'What is History', Carr argues that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have chosen to focus on. All historical facts come to us as a result of interpretive choices by historians influenced by the standards of their age. Now for the first time in Penguin Modern Classics, with an introduction by Richard J. Evans, author of the Third Reich trilogy.

The Grass Arena

An Autobiography

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Author: John Healy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141889497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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John Healy, the son of poor Irish immigrants in London, grows up hardened by violence and soon finds himself overwhelmed by alcoholism. He ends up in the grass arena: the parks and streets of the inner city, where beggars, thieves, prostitutes and killers fight for survival and each day brings the question of where to find the next drink. In his searing autobiography Healy describes with unflinching honesty his experiences of addiction, his escape through learning to play chess in prison, and his ongoing search for peace of mind.