Category: Penguin Classics


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Seize the Day

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 4/20/2015

Seller ID: 9780142437612

ISBN: 0142437611

Condition: USED

Deftly interweaving humor and pathos, Saul Bellow evokes in the climactic events of one day the full drama of one man's search to affirm his own worth and humanity. View more info

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Actual: A Novella

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $3.00


Seller ID: 9780143105848

ISBN: 0143105841

Condition: USED

In this superb work of fiction, Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow writes comically and wisely about the tenacious claims of first love. Harry Trellman, an aging, astute businessman, has never belonged anywhere and is as awkward in his human attachments as he is gifted in observing the people around him. But Harry's observational talents have not gone unnoticed by ?trillionaire? Sigmund Adletsky, who retains Harry as his advisor. Soon the old man discovers Harry's intense forty-year passion for a twice-divorced interior designer, Amy Wustrin. At the exhumation and reburial of her husband, Harry is pro... View more info

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Russian Thinkers (Penguin Classics)

By: Berlin, Isaiah

Price: $6.50


Seller ID: 9780141442204

ISBN: 0141442204

Condition: USED

Required reading for fans of Tom Stoppard's "The Coast of Utopia"-the landmark investigation into Russian history and thought Few, if any, English-language critics have written as perceptively as Isaiah Berlin about Russian thought and culture. "Russian Thinkers" is his unique meditation on the impact that Russia's outstanding writers and philosophers had on its culture. In addition to Tolstoy's philosophy of history, which he addresses in his most famous essay, "The Hedgehog and the Fox," Berlin considers the social and political circumstances that produced such men as Herzen, Bakunin, T... View more info

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Eaten Heart: Unlikely Tales of Love

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 6/27/2010

Seller ID: 9780141034799

ISBN: 0141034793

Condition: USED

Love can be surprising. Love can be heartbreaking. Love can be an art. But love is the singular emotion that all humans rely on most . . . and crave endlessly, no matter what the cost. United by this theme of love, the nine titles in the Penguin Great Loves collection include tales of blissful and all- encompassing, doomed and tragic, erotic and absurd, seductive and adulterous, innocent and murderous love. A deeply moving addition to the Penguin Great Ideas and Great Journeys series, each gorgeously packaged book will challenge all expectations of love while celebrating the beauty of its exis... View more info

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This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

By: Borowski, Tadeusz

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/13/2012

Seller ID: 9780140186246

ISBN: 0140186247

Condition: USED

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Wieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist

By: Brown, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/14/2012

Seller ID: 9780140390797

ISBN: 0140390790

Condition: USED

A terrifying account of the fallibility of the human mind and, by extension, of democracy itself, "Wieland" brilliantly reflects the psychological, social, and political concerns of the early American republic. In the fragmentary sequel, "Memoirs," Brown explores Carwin's bizarre history as a manipulated disciple of the charismatic utopian Ludloe. View more info

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Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker

By: Brown, Charles Brockden

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/15/2010

Seller ID: 9780140390629

ISBN: 0140390626

Condition: USED

One of the first American Gothic novels, Edgar Huntly (1787) mirrors the social and political temperaments of the postrevolutionary United States. View more info

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Clotel or the President's Daughter

By: Brown, WIlliam Wells

Price: $5.00


Seller ID: 9780142437728

ISBN: 0142437727

Condition: USED

First published in December 1853, Clotel was written amid then unconfirmed rumors that Thomas Jefferson had fathered children with one of his slaves. The story begins with the auction of his mistress, here called Currer, and their two daughters, Clotel and Althesa. The Virginian who buys Clotel falls in love with her, gets her pregnant, seems to promise marriage--then sells her. Escaping from the slave dealer, Clotel returns to Virginia disguised as a white man in order to rescue her daughter, Mary, a slave in her father's house. A fast-paced and harrowing tale of slavery and freedom, of th... View more info

Reflections on the Revolution in France

By: Burke, Edmund

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/12/2015

Seller ID: 0140432043

ISBN: 0140432043

Condition: USED

'To make a revolution is to subvert the ancient state of our country; and no common reasons are called for to justify so violent a proceeding'Burke's seminal work was written during the early months of the French Revolution, and it predicted with uncanny accuracy many of its worst excesses, including the Reign of Terror. A scathing attack on the revolution's attitudes to existing institutions, property and religion, it makes a cogent case for upholding inherited rights and established customs, argues for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change - and deplores the influence Burke... View more info

Book Of The Courtier

By: Castiglione, Baldesar/Bull, Ge

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 2/27/2016

Seller ID: 9780140441925D

ISBN: 9780140441925D

Condition: USED

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My Antonia

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/6/2014

Seller ID: 9780140187649

ISBN: 0140187642

Condition: USED

Willa Cather's My antonia is considered one of the most significant American novels of the twentieth century. Set during the great migration west to settle the plains of the North American continent, the narrative follows Antonia Shimerda, a pioneer who comes to Nebraska as a child and grows with the country, inspiring a childhood friend, Jim Burden, to write her life story. The novel is important both for its literary aesthetic and as a portrayal of important aspects of American social ideals and history, particularly the centrality of migration to American culture. View more info

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North American Indians

By: Catlin, George

Price: $7.00


Seller ID: 9780142437506

ISBN: 0142437506

Condition: USED

From 1831 to 1837, George Catlin traveled extensively among the native peoples of North America--from the Muskogee and Miccosukee Creeks of the Southeast to the Lakota, Mandan, and Pawnee of the West, and from the Winnebagos and Menominees of the North to the Comanches of eastern Texas. Studying their habits, customs, and modes of life, he made copious notes and numerous sketches of ceremonies, buffalo hunts, symbols, and totems. Catlin's unprecedented fieldwork culminated in more than five hundred oil paintings and his now-legendary journals, which, as Peter Matthiessen writes in his intro... View more info

Wife of Bath

By: Chaucer, Georffrey/Coghill, Ne

Price: $2.00

Publisher: 11/21/2016

Seller ID: 9780141398099

ISBN: 0141398094

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By: Chekhov, Anton

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 5/28/2012

Seller ID: 9780140447330

ISBN: 0140447334

Condition: USED

Anton Chekhov wrote that "narrative is my legal wife and drama a flamboyant, rowdy, impudent, exhausting mistress." At a time when the Russian stage was dominated by farces, formulaic melodramas, and vaudevilles, Chekhov created plays that focused on characters grappling with moral questions. His works baffled his audiences, but his sensitive explorations of love, loss, and time as well as his portrayal of complex characters and ambiguities, revolutionized the theater with an exhilarating new form of drama. This volume includes new translations, full explanatory notes, a chronology, sugge... View more info

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Paths of Glory

By: Cobb, Humphrey

Price: $8.50


Seller ID: 9780143106111

ISBN: 0143106112

Condition: USED

The anti-war masterpiece that became an iconic motion picture-now with a foreword by the creator of the acclaimed HBO(tm) series "The Wire" Familiar to many as the Stanley Kubrick film starring Kirk Douglas, "Paths of Glory" explores the perilous complications involved in what nations demand of their soldiers in wartime. Humphrey Cobb's protagonists are Frenchmen during the First World War whose nightmare in the trenches takes a new and terrible turn when they are ordered to assault a German position deemed all but invulnerable. When the attack fails, an inquiry into allegations of cow... View more info

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Way of the World and Other Plays

By: Congreve, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 8/23/2016

Seller ID: 9780141441856

ISBN: 0141441852

Condition: USED

The wittiest of a renowned playwright's masterful comedies A master of the comedy of manners, William Congreve was the most elegant of the Restoration dramatists. With piercing accuracy, he depicted the shallow world of "society," where the right artifice in manners, fashion, and conversation-and money-eased the passage to success. *Also includes "The Old Bachelor, The Double Dealer," and "Love for Love" View more info

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Last of the Mohicans

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/12/2013

Seller ID: 9780140390247

ISBN: 0140390243

Condition: USED

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Exile's Return

By: Cowley, Malcolm

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/26/2013

Seller ID: 9780140187762

ISBN: 0140187766

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Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories

By: Crane, Stephen

Price: $4.00


Seller ID: 9780143039358

ISBN: 0143039350

Condition: USED

Henry Fleming, a raw Union Army recruit in the American Civil War, is anxious to confirm his patriotism and manhood--to earn his "badge of courage." But his dreams of heroism and invulnerability are soon shattered when he flees the Confederate enemy during his baptism of fire and then witnesses the horrible death of a friend. Plunged unwillingly into the nightmare of war, Fleming survives by sheer luck and instinct. This edition of Stephen Crane's poignant classic is supplemented by five of his acclaimed short stories as well as selected poetry, offering the full range of this great America... View more info

Fifth Business

By: Davies, Robertson

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780141186153D

ISBN: 9780141186153D

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