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  • GORGIAS
    PLATON
    Taking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias, Polus and Callicles, GORGIAS debates perennial questions about the nature of government and those who aspire to public office.Are high moral standards essential or should we give our preference to the pragmatist who gets things done or negotiates successfully? Should individuals be motivated by a desire for personal power...
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  • MEDEA AND OTHER PLAYS
    EURÍPIDES
    Four plays which exemplify his interest in flawed, characters who defy the expectations of Greek societyThe four tragedies collected in this volume all focus on a central character, once powerful, brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt and hatred. The first playwright to depict suffering without reference to the gods, Euripides made his characters speak in human terms and fa...
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  • WHY I AM NOT GOING TO BUY A COMPUTER
    BERRY, WENDELL
    'Do I wish to keep up with the times? No. My wish simply is to live my life as fully as I can'The great American poet, novelist and environmental activist argues for a life lived slowly. ...
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  • THE RED TENDA OF BOLOGNA
    BERGER, JOHN
    'It's an improbable city, Bologna - like one you might walk through after you have died.'A dreamlike meditation on memory, food, paintings, a fond uncle and the improbable beauty of Bologna, from the visionary thinker and art critic. ...
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  • THE BREAKTHROUGH
    DU MAURIER, DAPHNE
    Dispatch the maimed, the old, the weak, destroy the very world itself, for what is the point of life if the promise of fulfilment lies elsewhere?On the windswept coast of rural Suffolk, a deranged scientist attempts to extract the essence of life itself. ...
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  • THE BLACK BALL
    ELLISON, RALPH
    'If he only knew what it was, he would fix it; he would kill this mean thing that made Mama feel so bad.'Belonging and estrangement intertwine in these four lyrical short stories from the the author of Invisible Man.Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its con...
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  • THE PROBLEM THAT HAS NO NAME
    FRIEDAN, BETTY
    What if she isn't happy - does she think men are happy in this world? Doesn't she know how lucky she is to be a woman?'The pioneering Betty Friedan here identifies the strange problem plaguing American housewives, and examines the malignant role advertising plays in perpetuating the myth of the 'happy housewife heroine'.Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering...
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  • THE GREAT HUNGER
    KAVANAGH, PATRICK
    .'By turns comical, grouchy and exalted, and including his tragic masterpiece 'The Great Hunger', some of the key poems by the writer who transformed Anglo-Irish verse. ...
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  • THE LEGEND OF THE SLEEPERS
    KIS, DANILO
    'For once there had been false idols and asses' heads drawn on the walls.' Sleepers awake in a remote cave and the ancient mystic Simon Magus attempts a miracle, in these two magical, otherworldly tales from one of the greatest voices of twentieth-century Europe. ...
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  • MADAME DU DEFFAND AND THE IDIOTS
    MARÍAS, JAVIER
    'She was bored and fought against her boredom, which only bored her still more.'Five sparkling, irreverent brief portraits of famous literary figures (including libertines, eccentrics and rogues) from Spain's greatest living writer. ...
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  • THE CRACKED LOOKING-GLASS
    PORTER, KATHERINE ANNE
    'She only wished to prove to herself she was once more on a train going somewhere'A passionate, unfulfilled woman considers her life and her marriage in this moving novella by one of America's finest short story writers.Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its...
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  • FOUR RUSSIAN SHORT STORIES
    GAZDANOV AND OTHERS
    ' "Another hour gone. But I'm not afraid. There's only one thing I regret: that I've lived for so many years without knowing where human happiness is to be found" 'In these stories, four writers - all exiles from revolutionary Russia - explore four deaths in a world in which old certainties have dissolved forever. ...
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  • FAME
    WARHOL, ANDY
    " You can smell it from a mile away'The legendary sixties New York pop artist Andy Warhol's hilarious and insightful vignettes and aphorisms on the topics of love, fame and beauty. ...
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  • GLITTERING CITY
    EKWENSI, CYPRIAN
    '"Forget all your fears now. Have a fling this night"'Untrustworthy, charming Fussy Joe spins stories and breaks hearts in this rollicking story set in the 'sensational city' of 1960s Lagos.Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international f...
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  • ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA
    SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM
    Shakespeare's play is death-haunted from the start, and its self-glorifying lovers exist in a dream of passion' GuardianA battle-hardened soldier, Antony is one of the three leaders of the Roman world. But he is also a man in the grip of an all-consuming passion for the tempestuous and alluring queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. And when their life of pleasure together is threatened by...
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  • THE TRUCE
    BENEDETTI, MARIO
    'Perhaps that moment had been exceptional, but still, I felt alive. That pressure on my chest means being alive.'Forty-nine, with a kind face, no serious ailments (apart from varicose veins on his ankles), a good salary and three moody children, widowed accountant Martín Santomé is about to retire. He assumes he'll take up gardening, or the guitar, or whatever retired people do...
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  • THE VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
    JAMES, WILLIAM
    "I am neither a theologian, nor a scholar learned in the history of religions, nor an anthropologist. Psychology is the only branch of learning in which I am particularly versed. To the psychologist the religious propensities of man must be at least as interesting as any other of the facts pertaining to his mental constitution. It would seem, therefore, as a psychologist, the n...
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  • THE BEAUTIFULL CASSANDRA
    AUSTEN, JANE
    She has many rare and charming qualities but Sobriety is not one of themA selection of Austens dark and hilarious early writings featuring murder drunkenness perjury theft poisoning women breaking out of prison men forging wills and babies biting off their mothers fingers Introducing Little Black Classics 80 books for Penguins 80th birthday Little Black Classics celebrate the h...
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  • WELL, THEY ARE GONE, AND HERE MUST I...
    COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR
    'A selection of Coleridge's poems, including 'This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison' and 'Frost at Midnight'Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. ...
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  • THE MALDIVE SHARK
    MELVILLE, HERMAN
    'No voice, no low, no howl is heard; the chief sound of life here is a hiss.'Stories and poems by Herman Melville drawn from his years at seaIntroducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a ball...
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  • THE OLD NURSE'S STORY
    GASKELL, ELIZABETH
    'Even in the stillness of that dead-cold weather, I had heard no sound of little battering hands upon the window-glass.'A phantom child roams the Northumberland moors, while a host of fairytale characters gone to seed gather in the dark, dark woods in these two surprising tales of the uncanny from the great Victorian novelist. ...
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  • THE YELLOW WALL-PAPER
    PERKINS GILMAN, CHARLOTTE
    'The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.'Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally nothing t...
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  • ATHEIST'S MASS
    BALZAC, HONORÉ DE
    'This is as much a mystery as the Immaculate Conception, which of itself must make a doctor an unbeliever.'A stunning pair of short stories about faith and sacrificial love.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many cen...
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  • THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON
    PEPYS, SAMUEL
    With one's face in the wind you were almost burned with a shower of Firedrops'A selection from Pepys' startlingly vivid and candid diary, including his famous account of the Great FireIntroducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. ...
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  • ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH
    OWEN, WILFRED
    'Tonight he noticed how the women's eyesPassed from him to the strong men that were whole.'The true horror of the trenches is brought to life in this selection of poetry from the front line. ...
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  • LEONARDO DAVINCI
    VASARI, GIORGIO
    'In this painting of Leonardo's there was a smile so pleasing that it seemed divine rather than human.'Often called "the first art historian", Vasari writes with delight on the lives of Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists . ...
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  • MRS ROSIE AND THE PRIEST
    BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI
    Four hilarious and provocative stories from Boccaccio's Decameron, featuring cuckolded husbands, cross-dressing wives and very bad priests.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloo...
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  • THE SAGA OF GUANLAUG SERPENT-TONGUE
    ANON, ANON ANON
    'In two I'll slice the hair-seat / of Helga's kiss-gulper'In this epic tale from the Viking Age that ranges across Scandinavia and Viking Britain, two poets compete for the love of Helga the Fair - with fatal consequences.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, wit...
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  • JASON AND MEDEA
    APOLLONIUS OF RHODES
    'The Argonauts were terrified at the sight. But Jason planting his feet apart stood to receive them, as a reef in the sea confronts the tossing billows in a gale.'The tragic, epic love affair that allowed Jason to get the Golden Fleece. ...
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  • THE TINDER BOX
    ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN
    'There sat the dog with eyes as big as mill wheels'Though criticised for their anarchic immorality when first published, Hans Christian Andersen's tales made him an international star, taken to the hearts of children and adults for their beauty, sorrow and strangeness. Included here are 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier' and 'Big Klaus and Little Klaus'. ...
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