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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 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 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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • THE GATE OF THE HUNDREDS SORROWS
    KIPLING, RUDYARD
    'Mind you, it was a pukka, respectable opium-house, and not one of those stifling, sweltering chandoo-khanas that you can find all over the City.'Kipling first became famous for his pungent, harsh and shocking stories of northwest India, where he grew up. ...
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  • THE WIFE OF BATH
    CHAUCER, GEOFFREY
    'Those husbands that I had,Three of them were good and two were bad.The three that I call "good" were rich and old.' One of the most bawdy, entertaining and popular stories from The Canterbury Tales.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...
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  • THREE TANG DYNASTY POETS
    WEI, WANG
    'Can I bear to leave these blue hills?'A generous selection from three of the greatest and most enjoyable of Chinese poets. ...
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  • THE EVE OF ST. AGNES
    KEATS, JOHN
    'Hoodwink'd in faery fancy.'This volume contains a selection of Keats's greatest verse - including his gothic story in verse, 'The Eve of St Agnes', and the mysterious 'Lamia' - exploring themes of love, enchantment, myth and magic.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Cla...
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  • TO-MORROW
    CONRAD, JOSEPH
    'It was as if the sea, breaking down the wall protecting all the homes of the town, had sent a wave over her head'One of Conrad's most powerful, gripping storiesIntroducing 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...
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  • IL DURO
    LAWRENCE, D.H.
    'But I ran up the broken stairway, and came out suddenly, as if by a miracle, clean on the platform of my San Tommaso, in the tremendous sunshine.'Four personal, sun-drenched sketches of Lawrence's experiences in Italy.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with b...
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  • SPEAKING OF SIVA
    'To the utterly at-one with Sivathere's no dawn.'Meditative, deeply personal poems to the god Siva, from four major Hindu saints.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 balloon ride ove...
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  • OF STREET PIEMEN
    MAYHEW, HENRY
    a good bit of spice to give the critlings a flavour, and plenty of treacle to make the mince-meat look rich'Radical Victorian reformer Henry Mayhew walked the streets of London interviewing ordinary flower girls, market traders, piemen and costermongers to create the first ever work of mass social observation, and the ultimate account of urban life - including an extraordinary ...
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  • THE NIGHTINGALES ARE DRUNK
    HAFEZ
    'Drunk or sober, king or soldier, none will be excluded'Sensual, profound, delighted, wise, Hafez's poems have enchanted their readers for more than 600 years. One of the greatest figures of world literature, he remains today the most popular poet in modern Iran.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge ran...
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  • FATHERS AND SONS
    TURGENEV, IVAN
    Turgenev’s timeless tale of generational collision, in a sparkling new translationWhen Arkady Petrovich returns home from college, his father finds his eager, naïve son changed almost beyond recognition, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen under the powerful influence of the friend he has brought home with him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Ar...
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  • SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER AND OTHER PLAYS
    WILLIAMS, TENNESSEE
    These three dramatic works by Tennessee Williams explore the darker side of human nature and are haunted by a sense of isolation and regret. 'Suddenly Last Summer' is the starkly told story of Catherine, who seemingly goes insane after her cousin Sebastian dies in grisly circumstances on a trip to Europe. 'The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore' is a passionate examination of...
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  • TALES OF THE PACIFIC
    LONDON, JACK
    If you know London primarily through novels like WHITE FANG, these stories will provide a new perspective. Full of intriguing characters and snippets of pidgin, they also highlight London's concern with social issues. ...
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  • NO NAME
    COLLINS, WILKIE
    A witty, intricately-plotted exploration of a sudden fall from grace, the Penguin Classics edition of Wilkie Collins's No Name is edited with an introduction and notes by Mark Ford.Magdalen and her sister Norah, beloved daughters of Mr and Mrs Vanstone, find themselves the victims of a catastrophic oversight. Their father has neglected to change his will, and when the girls are...
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  • NANA
    ZOLA, ÉMILE
    Born to drunken parents in the slums of Paris, Nana lives in squalor until she is discovered at the Théâtre des Variétés. She soon rises from the streets to set the city alight as the most famous high-class prostitute of her day. Rich men, Comtes and Marquises fall at her feet, great ladies try to emulate her appearance, lovers even kill themselves for her. Nana's hedonistic ap...
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  • BEL-AMI
    DE MAUPASSANT, GUY
    Guy de Maupassant's scandalous tale of an opportunistic young man corrupted by the allure of power, Bel-Ami is translated with an introduction by Douglas Parmée in Penguin Classics.Young, attractive and very ambitious, George Duroy, known to his admirers as Bel-Ami, is offered a job as a journalist on La Vie francaise and soon makes a great success of his new career. But he als...
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  • SKETCHES FROM A HUNTER´S ALBUM
    TURGENEV, IVAN
    Turgenev’s first major prose work is a series of twenty-five Sketches: the observations and anecdotes of the author during his travels through Russia satisfying his passion for hunting. His album is filled with moving insights into the lives of those he encounters – peasants and landowners, doctors and bailiffs, neglected wives and bereft mothers – each providing a glimpse of l...
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  • THE COMPLETE ESSAYS
    DE MONTAIGNE, MICHEL
    Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. This Penguin Classics edition of The Complete Essays is translated from the French and edited with an introduction and notes by M.A. Screech.In 1572 Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, readi...
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  • THE SATYRICON
    PETRONIUS
    The Satyricon is one of the most outrageous and strikingly modern works to have survived from the ancient world. Most likely written by an advisor of Nero, it recounts the adventures of Encolpius and his companions as they travel around Italy, encountering courtesans, priestesses, con men, brothel-keepers, pompous professors ­and, above all, Trimalchio, the nouveau riche millio...
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  • SANSHIRO
    SOSEKI, NATSUME
    One of Soseki's most beloved works of fiction, the novel depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving 'real world' of Tokyo, its women and university. In the subtle tension between our appreciation of Soseki's lively humour and our awareness of Sanshiro's doomed innocence, the novel comes to l...
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