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Don't Look Now

Daphne Du Maurier (Author)

'Now, ill-lit, almost in darkness, the windows of the houses shuttered, the water dank, the scene appeared altogether different, neglected, poor, and the long narrow boots moored to the slippery steps of cellar entrances looked like coffins.'

A slow-burning masterpiece of horror recounting a grieving couple's fateful visit to Venice, Don't Look Now is accompanied here by further short tales of desire and dread.

Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series

O Pioneers!

Willa Cather (Author)

'She had felt as if her heart were hiding down there, somewhere, with the quail and the plover and all the little wild things that crooned or buzzed in the sun...'

A rapturous work of savage beauty, Willa Cather's 1913 tale of a pioneer woman who tames the wild, hostile lands of the Nebraskan prairie is also the story of what it means to be American.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

Sanshiro

Natsume Soseki (Author)

'Even bigger than Japan is the inside of your head. Don't ever surrender yourself - not to Japan, not to anything'

A shy, unworldly young student has his eyes opened to Tokyo's bustling metropolis, in this delicate, bitter-sweet work of innocence and experience from Japan's foremost modern novelist.

Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series

Dead Souls

Nikolay Gogol (Author)

'Hey, you with the beard!'

A coiffured con man travels across Russia's rural backwaters, buying the souls of dead serfs from their owners to make his fortune, in Gogol's exuberant, bravura masterwork: the greatest comedy in Russian literature.

Wind, Sand and Stars

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry (Author)

'It was a dark night, with only occasional scattered lights glittering like stars on the plain'

The aviator and author of The Little Prince describes vast, otherworldly landscapes, crash landings and magical encounters in his transcendent account of flying over the Sahara and the Andes.

Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series

The Call of Cthulhu

H. P. Lovecraft (Author)

'What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise...'

Mad, macabre tales of demonic spirits, hideous rites, ancient curses and alien entities lurking beneath the surface of rural New England, from the man who created the modern horror story.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

My Childhood

Maxim Gorky (Author)

'I could hear the frost crackling outside. Greenish moonbeams shone through windows covered with patterns of ice...'

One of the most moving accounts of being a boy ever written, My Childhood is a both wonderful and harrowing memoir - and one of the great works of Russian literature.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

The Betrothed

Alessandro Manzoni (Author) , Bruce Penman (Translator)

'I pity this house; the curse of God is hanging over it'

Two lovers must face tyrants, war, riots, plague and famine as they struggle to be together, in this teeming panorama of seventeenth-century Italian life - the original historical novel.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

The Secret Agent

Joseph Conrad (Author)

'The terrorist and the policeman both come from the same basket.'

Set in an Edwardian London underworld of terrorist bombers, spies, grotesques and fanatics, Conrad's dark, unsettling masterpiece asks if we ever really know others, or ourselves.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf (Author)

'Sally stopped; picked a flower; kissed her on the lips.'

On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax in Woolf's great novel of time, memory, war and the city.


A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka (Author)

'I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.'

Featuring an ordinary man who wakes up to find himself turned into a giant cockroach, Kafka's masterpiece of unease and black humour, Metamorphosis, is brought together here with the best of his short stories.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

The Master And Margarita

Mikhail Bulgakov (Author) , Richard Pevear (Translator) , Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)

'Manuscripts don't burn'

This ribald, carnivalesque satire - featuring the Devil, true love and a gun-toting cat - was written in the darkest days of the Soviet Union and became an underground sensation.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

The Magician of Lublin

Isaac Bashevis Singer (Author)

'He scampered over rooftops, swam in deep water, leapt from balconies.'

Set in the vanished world of the shtetl of nineteenth-century eastern Europe, this spellbinding fable tells the story of Yasha: magician, mesmerist, juggler, sword swallower, master of escape - and breaker of hearts.

The Lost Estate

Henri Alain-Fournier (Author)

'He too began to chase the great pierrot through the corridors of the château...'

A novel of desperate yearning and vanished adolescence, the story of Meaulnes and his restless search for a lost, enchanted world has the atmosphere of a dream and the purity of a fairy tale.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

The Island of Doctor Moreau

H.G. Wells (Author)

'The eyes that glanced at me shone with a pale-green light'

A crazed vivisectionist engineers a new super-breed of monstrous 'Beast Men' on a remote Pacific island, in H. G. Wells's Victorian scientific nightmare of man playing god.

Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series

The Age of Reason

Jean Paul Sartre (Author)

"'How are you?' said Mathieu. 'I thought you were dead.'"

Following a Parisian philosophy teacher through the cafés and bars of Montparnasse over two days in the sweltering summer of 1938, Sartre's searing novel explores what it truly means to be free.

The Rainbow

D H Lawrence (Author)

'So Ursula became the child of her father's heart.'

The Rainbow tells the story of three generations of the Brangwen family and their struggles with each other and themselves. Beautiful, strange and with a power all its own, The Rainbow redefined the English novel.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

The Good Soldier

Ford Madox Ford (Author)

'All the world was mad around her and she herself, agonized, took on the complexion of a mad woman; of a woman very wicked.'

In 'the saddest story I have ever heard', a naïve American abroad unfolds a devastating tale of two seemingly respectable Edwardian marriages destroyed by infidelity and lies.

Lust, Caution

Eileen Chang (Author)

'Dead, she was his ghost'

A gripping, intensely atmospheric story of love, espionage and betrayal in wartime Shanghai, Lust, Caution is accompanied here by four more shimmering tales of Chinese life.

A Parisian Affair

Guy de Maupassant (Author)

'Nowhere could she discover the dens of iniquity about which she had dreamed...'

Sparkling, darkly humorous tales of high society, playboys, courtesans, peasants, sex and savagery in nineteenth-century France, from the father of the short story.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

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