Win the top 10 Vintage Classics, chosen by Vintage authors

This autumn marks ten years of Vintage Classics. Home to twentieth century greats such as Virginia Woolf and Graham Greene, Richard Yates and Toni Morrison, these books are renowned for their iconic red spines and stylish cover design.

To celebrate, we asked our authors to choose their favourite classics from our list. Their top ten, in order, is:

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, Selected Stories by Alice Munro, Middlemarch by George Eliot, Swann’s Way (In Search of Lost Time volume I) by Marcel Proust, The Complete Short Stories by Franz Kafka, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut, If On a Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino and Aubrey’s Brief Lives by John Aubrey. 

We have ten sets of these culture-defining books up for grabs.

Terms and conditions apply. Competition closes November 19 2017.

This competition has now closed.

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Terms and conditions

  1. No purchase necessary to enter the prize draw.
  2. This promotion is open to residents of the United Kingdom, aged 18 years or over. Employees of Promoter, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates (including but not limited to Dorling Kindersley Ltd., Penguin Books Ltd., and the Random House Group Limited) or any other parties that are involved in the development, production, or distribution of this prize draw in any way, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee and/or authors, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.
  3. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm on 19 November 2017. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries and entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be considered. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.
  4. Only one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize.
  5. All correctly completed entries will be entered into a prize draw, which will take place on 20 November. The first ten entries drawn will be the winners.
  6. The prize for the winners is one copy of the Vintage Classics edition of each of:  The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
    Selected Stories by Alice Munro
    Middlemarch by George Eliot
    Swann’s Way (In Search of Lost Time volume I) by Marcel Proust
    The Complete Short Stories by Franz Kafka
    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
    Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
    Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
    If On a Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino
    Aubrey’s Brief Lives by John Aubrey
  7. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
  8. The winners will be notified via email or post by 27 November 2017. The winners must claim their prize within 30 working days of the Promoter sending notification. If a prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.
  9. To obtain details of the winner please email stating the name of the prize draw in the subject heading 4 weeks after the closing date.
  10. The Promoter will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of running the prize draw, unless otherwise stated in the entry details. By entering this prize draw, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of this prize draw and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.
  11. The winners agree to take part in reasonable post event publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity.
  12. Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in Promoter’s sole opinion) or who, in Promoter’s sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the prize draw, manipulating or rigging votes, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants or a representative of Promoter. 
  13. By entering the prize draw each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  14. The Promoter is Penguin Books Limited, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL.
  15. These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.