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The Communist Manifesto: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

"A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of Communism." So begins one of history's most important documents, a work of such magnitude that it has forever changed not only the scope of world politics, but...


The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne & Milton Stern

This enduring novel of crime and retribution vividly reflects the social and moral values of New England in the 1840s. Nathaniel Hawthorne's gripping psychological drama concerns the Pyncheon family, a dynasty...


The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today

by Mark Twain & Charles Warner

Introduction by Ron Powers

Includes Newly Commissioned Endnotes

Arguably the first major American novel to satirize the political milieu of Washington, D.C. and the wild speculation schemes that exploded across...


A Vocation and a Voice: Stories

by Kate Chopin & Emily Toth

Published for the first time as Chopin intended, this is a collection of her most innovative stories, including "The Story of an Hour," "An Egyptian Cigarette," and "The Kiss."

For more than seventy years, Penguin...


Ragged Dick and Struggling Upward

by Jr., Horatio Alger & Carl Bode

From the 1860's through the 1890s, Horatio Alger wrote hundreds of novels to teach young boys the merits of honesty, hard work, and cheerfulness in the face of adversity. As Carl Bode points out in his introduction,...


Facundo: Or, Civilization and Barbarism

by Domingo Sarmiento & Ilan Stavans

Ostensibly a biography of the gaucho barbarian Juan Facundo Quiroga, Facundo is also a complex, passionate work of history, sociology, and political commentary, and Latin America's most important essay of the...


Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Ryunosuke Akutagawa & Haruki Murakami

One of Penguin Classics' most popular translations—now also in our elegant black spine dress

Ryünosuke Akutagawa is one of Japan's foremost stylists—a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly...


Studs Lonigan

by James T. Farrell & Ann Douglas

Collected here in one volume is James T. Farrell's renowned trilogy of the youth, early manhood, and death of Studs Lonigan: Young Lonigan, The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan, and Judgment Day. In this relentlessly...


Little Women

by LouisaMay Alcott & Elaine Showalter

Louisa May Alcott's iconic novel-the beloved portrait of a nineteenth-century New England family in wartime

The classic story of the March family, Little Women has been adored for generations. Now in a vibrant...


In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 2 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Marcel Proust & James Grieve

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is Proust’s spectacular dissection of male and female adolescence, charged with the narrator’s memories of Paris and the Normandy seaside. At the heart of the story...


Sodom and Gomorrah: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Marcel Proust & John Sturrock

Sodom and Gomorrah—now in a superb translation by John Sturrock—takes up the theme of homosexual love, male and female, and dwells on how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it. Proust’s...


In Patagonia

Hawthornden Prize 1977

by Bruce Chatwin

The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight

 

An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s...


The Emigrants

by Gilbert Imlay & Amanda Gilroy

Imlay’s delightful epistolary adventure of 1793, set on the American frontier, was one of the first American novels. The trials of an emigrant family in the Ohio River Valley of Kentucky contrast the decadence...


French Provincial Cooking

by Elizabeth David & Julia Child

First published in 1962, Elizabeth David's culinary odyssey through provincial France forever changed the way we think about food. With elegant simplicity, David explores the authentic flavors and textures of...


Coming, Aphrodite!

by Willa Cather

Best known for the distinctive portraits of the people and land of the American West in her prairie novels, Willa Cather is one of the greatest American writers of this century. The fourteen short stories in...


Hungry Hearts

by Anzia Yezierska & Blanche Gelfant

In stories that draw heavily on her own life, Anzia Yezierska portrays the immigrant's struggle to become a "real" American, in such stories as "Yekl," "Hunger," "The Fat of the Land," and "How I Found America."...


Quaker Writings: An Anthology, 1650-1920

by Thomas D. Hamm

An illuminating collection of work by members of the Religious Society of Friends.

Covering nearly three centuries of religious development, this comprehensive anthology brings together writings from prominent...


The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime: Forgotten Cops and Private Eyes from the Time of Sherlock Holmes

by Michael Sims

A wonderfully wicked new anthology from the editor of The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime

It is the Victorian era and society is both entranced by and fearful of that suspicious character known as the New Woman....


A Fairly Honourable Defeat

by Iris Murdoch & Peter Reed

In a dark comedy of errors, Iris Murdoch portrays the mischief wrought by Julius, a cynical intellectual who decides to demonstrate through a Machiavellian experiment how easily loving couples, caring friends,...


The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories

by Jack London & Andrew Sinclair

A collection of Jack London's most profound and moving allegorical tales

The Call of the Wild, London's masterpiece about a dog learning to survive in the wilderness, sees pampered pet Buck snatched from his...