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Meditations

Meditations

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Author: Marcus Aurelius Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 304 A new translation of Marcus Aurelius's pithy and inspirational philosophical notebooks. Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor...
Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina

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Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 864 Penguin Classics relaunch The award-winning new translation of the great Russian novel.
Japanese Ghost Stories

Japanese Ghost Stories

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Author: Lafcadio Hearn Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 272 A selection of Lafcadio Hearn's brilliantly entertaining and eerie ghost stories, regarded as major classics in Japan. In this...
Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 352 Friedrich Nietzsche's most accessible and influential philosophical work, misquoted, misrepresented, brilliantly original and enormously influential, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is...
Don Quixote

Don Quixote

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Author: Miguel de Cervantes Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 1056 Penguin Classics relaunch Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading romances of chivalry that he determines to...
Selected Poems

Selected Poems

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Author: Rumi Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 336 Elegant and rich Persian poetry Thirteenth-century Persian philosopher, mystic, scholar and founder of the order of the Whirling Dervishes, Jelaluddin...
In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences

In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences

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Author: Truman Capote Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 320 'It is the American dream turning into the American nightmare ... By juxtaposing and dovetailing the lives and values...
War And Peace

War And Peace

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Author: Leo Tolstoy Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 1440 The acclaimed new translation of Tolstoy's masterpiece, for the first time in Black Classics after the successful hardback and...
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

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Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 448 When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to...
Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

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Author: John Berger Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 176 Based on the BBC television series, John Berger's Ways of Seeing is a unique look at the way we...
On Photography

On Photography

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Author: Susan Sontag Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 224 Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form....
Orientalism

Orientalism

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Author: Edward W. Said Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 432 25th anniversary of first publication Orientalism is one of the greatest and most influential of books of ideas...
Ethics

Ethics

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Author: Benedict de Spinoza Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 208 A profoundly beautiful and uniquely insightful description of the universe, Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics is one of the...
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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Author: James Joyce Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 384 Playful and experimental, James Joyce's autobiographical A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is a vivid portrayal...
Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan

Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan

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Author: Gordon Jarvie Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 256 'Now chap off my head, my hinnie, my heart, Now chap off my head, my ain true love' A...
The Beauty of Everyday Things

The Beauty of Everyday Things

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Author: Soetsu Yanagi Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 352 The Japanese philosopher and aesthete's definitive, hugely influential exposition of his philosophy of folkcrafts, setting out the hallmarks of...
Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories

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Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 160 A selection of ground-breaking short stories, from the author of Mrs Dalloway. Virginia Woolf tested the boundaries of fiction...
The Outsider

The Outsider

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Author: Albert Camus Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 128 'The sky seemed to rip apart from end to end to pour fire down upon me' Meursault will not...
The Complete Poems

The Complete Poems

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Author: Emily Bronte Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 352 The poems of Emily Jane Bronte are passionate and powerful works that convey the vitality of the human spirit...
Selected Writings

Selected Writings

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Author: Thomas Aquinas Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 880 In his reflections on Christianity, Saint Thomas Aquinas forged a unique synthesis of ancient philosophy and medieval theology. Preoccupied...
Cicero:  Selected Letters

Cicero: Selected Letters

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Author: D. Bailey Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 288 The greatest orator in Roman history, Marcus Tullius Cicero remained one of the republic's chief supporters throughout his life,...
Hell's Angels

Hell's Angels

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Author: Hunter S Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 288 Hell's Angels was the result- a masterpiece of underground reportage whose free-wheeling, impressionistic style created the legend of...
The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata

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Author: John D. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 912 New selection and translation of the great epic story of ancient India, revealing a mythic world of bloody...
To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

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Author: Virginia Woolf Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 208 This novel is an extraordinarily poignant evocation of a lost happiness that lives on in the memory. For years...
Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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Author: Jules Verne Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 288 Jules Verne's pioneering science fiction classic tells the story of the distinguished but eccentric Professor Lidenbrock, who finds a...
The Theban Plays

The Theban Plays

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Author: Sophocles Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 176 The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles to create a powerful trilogy of mankind's struggle aginst fate....
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Author: John le Carre Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 416 In this classic novel - adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film in 2011 and new to Penguin Modern...
The Complete Poems

The Complete Poems

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Author: William Blake Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 1072 One of the great English Romantic poets, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist, poet, mystic and visionary. His work...
Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London

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Author: George Orwell Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 256 'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you...
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

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Author: Gustave Flaubert Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 384 Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary is one of the most influential - and scandalous - novels of the nineteenth century....
The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

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Author: Julia Bishop Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 608 Published in cooperation with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, this volume presents the songs with music, and...
The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto

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Author: Horace Walpole Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 208 On the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed in mysterious circumstances. His...
The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

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Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 528 Inspired by Boccaccio's Decameron, and framed as a storytelling competition between a group of pilgrims, Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury...
Travels with a Writing Brush: Classical Japanese Travel Writing from the Manyoshu to Basho

Travels with a Writing Brush: Classical Japanese Travel Writing from the Manyoshu to Basho

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Author: Meredith McKinney Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 400 A rich and exquisite anthology that illuminates Japanese travel over a thousand years. Discover a realm of travel writing...
The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

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Author: Jesse Byock Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 160 Based on Viking Age poems, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. At its...
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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Author: John le Carre Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 304 Alec Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the cold for years, spying in the...
The Essential Keynes

The Essential Keynes

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Author: John Maynard Keynes Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 592 'Many of the greatest economic evils of our time are the fruits of risk, uncertainty, and ignorance' John...
On the Origin of Species

On the Origin of Species

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Author: Damien Hirst Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 576 Charles Darwin's seminal formulation of the theory of Evolution, On the Origin of Species continues to be as controversial...
The Wealth of Nations: Books I-III

The Wealth of Nations: Books I-III

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Author: Adam Smith Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 576 Originally delivered in the form of lectures at Glasgow, Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations Books I-III laid the...
Critique of Pure Reason

Critique of Pure Reason

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Author: Immanuel Kant Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 784 New translation for the greatest masterpiece of the man many regard as the most important modern philosopher Kant's Critique...
Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Author: Thomas Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 592 A heartaching portrayal of a woman faced by an impossible choice in the pursuit of happiness, Thomas Hardy's Tess...
The Black Unicorn

The Black Unicorn

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Author: Audre Lorde Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 144 The most acclaimed volume of poetry by the legendary 'Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet' 'I have been woman for...
Maigret's Revolver: Inspector Maigret #40

Maigret's Revolver: Inspector Maigret #40

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Author: Georges Simenon Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 192 Maigret goes to London on the trail of a young man on the run. When Maigret's prized gun goes...
A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

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Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 176 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet is the literary debut of the world's most famous fictional...
The Birth of Tragedy: Out of the Spirit of Music

The Birth of Tragedy: Out of the Spirit of Music

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Author: Friedrich Nietzsche Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 160 A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche's first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for...
Buddhist Scriptures

Buddhist Scriptures

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Author: Donald Lopez Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 608 A rich new selection of Buddhist writings, representing the full range of historical periods, geographical origins and literary styles....
The History of the Kings of Britain

The History of the Kings of Britain

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Author: Geoffrey Monmouth Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 384 Completed in 1136, The History of the Kings of Britain traces the story of the realm from its supposed...
Poems

Poems

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Author: Wang Wei Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 144 Strikingly contemporary-feeling poems about Buddhism and luxury from Wang Wei, one of the greatest poets in Chinese literature Wang...