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Mr. Crewe's Career

by Winston Churchill

Think that the problem of large corporations exercising undue influence in the political sphere is a recent phenomenon? If so, think again. Mr. Crewe's Career, an eye-opening historical novel set in the early...


The Nebuly Coat

by J. Meade Falkner

Settle in for a juicy and well-wrought historical mystery in J. Meade Falkner's The Nebuly Coat. Edward Westray, a young architect, is dispatched to a remote village in southwest England to work on a complex...


Materfamilias

by Ada Cambridge

Drawing on her own life experiences as a young, independent bride who struck out for Australia at a tender age, author Ada Cambridge creates a gripping historical novel in Materfamilias. Protagonist Polly is...


An Unofficial Patriot

by Helen H. Gardener

Fans of historical fiction will enjoy this tightly plotted tale from author Helen H. Gardener. An Unofficial Patriot follows the ups and downs of a Southern-born clergyman, Griffith Davenport, as he makes his...


The Maid-at-Arms

by Robert W. Chambers

The follow-up to Chambers' remarkably popular bestseller Cardigan, The Maid-at-Arms begins a century after America's Revolutionary War has been settled. The young nation has forgotten the struggles of its birth...


Cardigan

by Robert W. Chambers

This classic tale of bravery in the face of almost unimaginable odds is a must-read for fans of historical fiction with a strong action-adventure bent. Intrepid protagonist Michael Cardigan has a steadfast belief...


John Burnet of Barns: A Romance

by John Buchan

In this epic tale of a family torn asunder by a long-lasting feud, renowned action-adventure author John Buchan spins an engrossing account of two cousins locked in conflict -- and the horrible toll that their...


The Magnificent Adventure: Being the Story of the World's Greatest Exploration and the Romance of a Very Gallant Gentleman

by Emerson Hough

Eccentric pioneer lawyer Emerson Hough made his literary mark as a writer of classic Western tales, but some of his most critically acclaimed works are fictionalized accounts of key events in American history....


The Day of the Beast

by Zane Grey

Though Zane Grey is best remembered as a writer of Westerns, the prolific novelist also tackled social issues in a series of books chronicling World War I. In The Day of the Beast, protagonist Daren Lane returns...


The Man Who Laughs: L'Homme Qui Rit

by Victor Hugo

Moving away from the explicitly political content of his previous novels, Victor Hugo turns to social commentary in The Man Who Laughs, an 1869 work that was made into a popular film in the 1920s. The plot deals...


The Possessed: The Devils

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky & Constance Garnett

Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky is regarded by scholars and critics as one of the most important writers of the nineteenth century. His deeply philosophical novels present a nuanced look at some of the psychological...


The Companions of Jehu

by Alexandre Dumas

Set out for a rollicking good time with Alexandre Dumas, the renowned French author who created timeless classics such as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. This tale is based loosely on a historical...


The Great Lover: A Novel

by Jill Dawson

In 1909, sixteen-year-old Nell Golightly is a housemaid at a popular tea garden near Cambridge University, and Rupert Brooke, a new tenant, is already causing a stir with his boyish good looks and habit of swimming...


Rutherford Park: A Novel

by Elizabeth Cooke

Snow had fallen in the night, and now the great house, standing at the head of the valley, seemed like a five-hundred-year old ship sailing in a white ocean...

For the Cavendish family, Rutherford Park is much...


Oil!

by Upton Sinclair

There Will Be Blood wins a 2008 Golden Globes Award. Read about it here.

There Will Be Blood wins two 2008 Academy Awards. Read about it here.

Penguin Books is proud to now be the sole publisher of Oil!, the...


Gun Country

by Ralph Cotton

No one outruns Fast Lawrence Shaw-especially when he runs with them. In the delirium of a mysterious head wound, Shaw stumbles upon the Dexter Lowe Boys on their way to steal some U.S. armament in the badlands....


Vale of Tears

by Peter T. King

In his inimitable "two track" style of creating a fictional future and flashing back to actual events in recent history, Peter T. King once again places Congressman Sean Cross at the center of international...


The Templar Knight

by Jan Guillou

A knight in the Holy Land.

A woman in the frozen north.

A war that kept them apart . . .

The second volume in the internationally bestselling trilogy begun with The Road to Jerusalem—the critically acclaimed...


When We Were Strangers: A Novel

by Pamela Schoenewaldt

Introduction

"If you leave Opi, you'll die with strangers," Irma Vitale's mother always warned. Even after her beloved mother's passing, 20-year-old Irma longs to stay in her Abruzzo mountain village, plying...


Veritas

by Rita Monaldi & Francesco Sorti

Vienna, 1711. Eleven years after the events of Secretum, and by means of a mysterious bequest, Atto Melani arranges for his faithful helper to relocate from a Roman slum to the imperial court in Vienna. Here,...