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The Grapes of Wrath

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1940

by John Steinbeck

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers.

First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great...


The Book of Mormon

by Joseph Smith & Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp

For the twelve million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide (six million in the United States), The Book of Mormon is literally the word of God, a companion volume to the Bible...


East of Eden

by John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition

 

In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the...


The Haunting of Hill House

by Shirley Jackson & Laura Miller

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the...


The Crucible

by Arthur Miller & Christopher Bigsby

A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community

 

The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe...


The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

by Sophocles & Robert Fagles

The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C.

Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone,...


The Odyssey

by Homer, Robert Fagles & Bernard Knox

The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's...


Siddhartha: An Indian Tale

by Hermann Hesse

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible...


We Have Always Lived in the Castle

by Shirley Jackson & Jonathan Lethem

Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible...


Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem

Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1949

by Arthur Miller & Christopher Bigsby

The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesman’s deferred American dream

 

Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the...


The Iliad

by Homer & Robert Fagles

This translation of The Iliad equals Fitzgerald's earlier Odyssey in power and imagination. It recreates the original action as conceived by Homer, using fresh and flexible blank verse that is both lyrical and...


Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

by Rebecca West

“Rebecca West’s magnum opus . . . one of the great books of our time.” –The New Yorker

 

Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca West’s classic examination of the history, people, and politics...


The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by John Steinbeck

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels

Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the...


The Theory of Moral Sentiments

by Adam Smith

Best known for his revolutionary free-market economics treatise The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith was first and foremost a moral philosopher. In his first book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, he investigated...


The Guermantes Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Marcel Proust & Mark Treharne

After the relative intimacy of the first two volumes of In Search of Lost Time, The Guermantes Way opens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century, as the narrator...


Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Marcel Proust & Lydia Davis

The first volume of the greatest novels of the twentieth century in Lydia Davis's masterful translation

Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time is one of the most entertaining reading experiences in any language...


Madame Bovary: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Gustave Flaubert & Lydia Davis

For daring to peer into the heart of an adulteress and enumerate its contents with profound dispassion, the author of Madame Bovary was tried for "offenses against morality and religion." What shocks us today...


An Organizer's Tale: Speeches

by Cesar Chavez & Ilan Stavans

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


The Awakening and Selected Stories

by Kate Chopin & Sandra Gilbert

Introduction by Kaye Gibbons

Edited and with notes by Nina Baym

Commentary by Elizabeth Blackwell, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and from The Picayune’s Creole Cook Book

 

The Awakening...


Anna Karenina (Oprah #5): (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Leo Tolstoy & Richard Pevear

The must-have Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of one of the greatest Russian novels ever written

Described by William Faulkner as the best novel ever written and by Fyodor Dostoevsky as “flawless,” Anna...