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Ten Days That Shook the World

John Reed (Author)

'It flashed upon me suddenly: they were going to shoot me!'

This electrifying eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution, written by an American journalist in St Petersburg as the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, is an unsurpassed record of history in the making.

Walden

Henry Thoreau (Author)

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

Inspiring, brilliantly written, cantankerous and funny - Walden is both a very specific story about one man's attempt to live the simple life in the wilderness, and the great, founding text both for the environmental movement and the entire counter-culture

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 Malay Archipelago

Alfred Russel Wallace (Author)

'I slept very comfortably with half a dozen smoke-dried human skulls suspended over my head'

The great Victorian scientist's heroic adventures across South-East Asia, from Singapore to the wilds of New Guinea, encountering head-hunters, jungles, birds of paradise and new discoveries that would change the world.

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.

Put Out More Flags

Evelyn Waugh (Author)

'The hideous, then unfamiliar shriek of the air-raid sirens sang out over London.'

Upper-class rogues, bohemians, dowagers, socialites, bureaucrats and delinquent evacuees prepare for England to change forever, in this hilarious and deadly serious 1942 satire on the 'phoney war'.

Laughter in the Dark

Vladimir Nabokov (Author)

'Berlin-west, a morning in May.'

An aspiring young Berlin actress turns the tables on her lustful middle-aged admirer, in Nabokov's deadpan, deliciously cruel story of hopeless infatuation and horribly inventive revenge.

The Twelve Caesars

Suetonius (Author) , Robert Graves (Translator)

'Twenty-three dagger thrusts went home as he stood there. Caesar did not utter a sound...'

This vivid, racy account of the men who wielded absolute power over ancient Rome - including maniacs, tyrants, warriors, sadists and murderers - is the source for nearly everything we know about one of the most dramatic periods in history.

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

Eugenie Grandet

Honore de Balzac (Author)

''Me have that golden gown!''

A blameless girl and her monstrous relatives clash over love and money in Balzac's matchless portrayal of greed in a French provincial town.

Monkey

Wu Ch'eng-en (Author)

'"After all," he said, "you're only a monkey spirit. How can you delude yourself into supposing that you can seize the Jade Emperor's throne?"'

Featuring the adventures of the irrepressible, cloud-riding trickster Monkey and his band of unruly disciples, this centuries-old Chinese fantasy blends beauty with absurdity, nonsense with profundity.

Out of Africa

Karen Blixen (Author)

'When you have caught the rhythm of Africa, you find that it is the same in all her music.'

In one of the most passionate memoirs ever written, Karen Blixen recalls running a farm in Africa at the start of the twentieth century, and the love affair that changed her life.

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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