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Unformatted text preview: PENGUIN CLASSICS A Complete Annotated Listing PUBLISHER’S NOTE For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world, providing readers with a library of the best works from around the world, throughout history, and across genres and disciplines. We focus on bringing together the best of the past and the future, using cutting-edge design and production as well as embracing the digital age to create unforgettable editions of treasured literature. Penguin Classics is timeless and trend-setting. Whether you love our signature blackspine series, our Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions, or our eBooks, we bring the writer to the reader in every format available. With this catalog—which provides complete, annotated descriptions of all books currently in our Classics series, as well as those in the Pelican Shakespeare series—we celebrate our entire list and the illustrious history behind it and continue to uphold our established standards of excellence with exciting new releases. From acclaimed new translations of Herodotus and the I Ching to the existential horrors of contemporary master Thomas Ligotti, from a trove of rediscovered fairytales translated for the first time in The Turnip Princess to the ethically ambiguous military exploits of Jean Lartéguy’s The Centurions, there are classics here to educate, provoke, entertain, and enlighten readers of all interests and inclinations. We hope this catalog will inspire you to pick up that book you’ve always been meaning to read, or one you may not have heard of before. To receive more information about Penguin Classics or to sign up for a newsletter, please visit our Classics Web site at . And we invite you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@PenguinClassics). CONTENTS PENGUIN CLASSICS 1 (ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY BY AUTHOR) SUBJECT CATEGORIES 377 NEW TITLES FOR 2016 409 READERS GUIDES 410 NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS 413 AUTHORS BY REGION 415 TITLE INDEX 439 Penguin Classics Readers Guides are available online at Tables of contents for Penguin Classics titles are available online at Teachers wishing to consider any of our Penguin Classics for course use should e-mail with full details to [email protected] * Indicates a new edition of a Penguin Classic that has undergone substantial revisions and/or has additional and enhanced apparatus EDWIN A. ABBOTT HENRY ADAMS 1838–1926, English 1838–1918, American Flatland Democracy A Romance of Many Dimensions An American Novel Introduction by Alan Lightman Abbott’s delightful mathematical fantasy about life in a two-dimensional world brilliantly satirizes Victorian British society. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Earl N. Harbert An instant bestseller when first published in 1880, Democracy is the quintessential American political novel. At its heart is Madeleine Lee, a young widow who comes to Washington, D.C., to understand the workings of power. Pursued by Silas Ratcliffe, the most influential member of the Senate, Madeleine soon sees enough of power and its corrupting influence to last her a lifetime. 144 pp. 978-0-14-043531-3 ePub 9781101212943 $12.00 PETER ABÉL ARD 1079–c.1144, French HÉLOÏSE c. 1098–1164, French 224 pp. 978-0-14-303980-8 ePub 9781440631016 The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Betty Radice Revised by M. T. Clanchy This collection of writings offers insight into the minds of two prominent Christian medieval figures—the French scholastic philosopher Peter Abélard and his beloved Héloïse, who became a learned abbess—and their celebrated but tragic love affair. 384 pp. 978-0-14-044899-3 $14.00 Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres Introduction by Raymond Carney A philosophical and historical meditation on the human condition, Adams’s journey into the medieval consciousness synthesizes literature, art, politics, science, and psychology. 448 pp. 978-0-14-039054-4 ePub 9781101221754 $18.00 $16.00 JOHN ADAMS 1735–1826, American ANDY ADAMS 1859–1935, American The Portable John Adams The Log of a Cowboy Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Richard W. Etulian Straightforwardly told, rich in detail, and laced with appealing campfire humor, Andy Adams’s realistic novel is a classic portrayal of the western cattle country. 288 pp. 978-0-14-303968-6 ePub 9781440627026 $16.00 Edited with an Introduction by John Patrick Diggins Adams biographer John Patrick Diggins gathers an impressive variety of his works in this compact original volume, including parts of his diary, autobiography, correspondence and his most important political works: A Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, “Thoughts on Government,” A Defence on the Constitutions of the United States of America, Novanglus, and Discourses on Davila. 576 pp. 978-0-14-243778-0 ePub 9781440650963 PENGUIN CLASSICS $20.00 1 The Oresteian Trilogy JOHN ADAMS 1735–1826, American ABIGAIL ADAMS 1744–1818, American The Letters of John and Abigail Adams Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Frank Shuffelton The marriage of John and Abigail Adams was an inspiring connection of mind and spirit. Both an intimate portrait of a colonial family and a historical record of an emerging America, their letters provide an important record of American life before and during the Revolution. 512 pp. ePub 978-0-14-243711-7 9781440650857 Translated with an Introduction by Philip Vellacott Justice, vengeance, and the forces of fate provide the themes for Agamemnon, The Choephori, and The Eumenides. Vellacott’s verse translation is presented with a short introduction to Greek mythology and the historical context of the trilogy. 208 pp. 978-0-14-044067-6 $13.00 $18.00 ADOMNÁN OF IONA c. 628–704, Irish Life of St. Columba Translated with an Introduction by Richard Sharpe This biography, written one hundred years after the death of St. Columba (597) and drawing on both oral and written materials, presents a richly detailed portrait of religious life in the sixth century. 432 pp. 978-0-14-044462-9 $18.00 525–456 b.c., Greek Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Alan H. Sommerstein Illuminating the tragic grandeur for which Aeschylus has been celebrated, this fresh translation of The Persians and Other Plays shows how Aeschylus brought epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. 978-0-14-044999-0 Agamemnon,The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides Translated by Robert Fagles with an Introduction, Notes, and Glossary by Robert Fagles and W. B. Stanford The Oresteia—the only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity— takes on new depth and power in Fagles’s acclaimed modern translation. $14.00 Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians Translated with an Introduction by Philip Vellacott This evocative translation features four of Aeschylus’s eminent plays: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, and The Persians. This edition is accompanied by an introduction containing individual discussions of the plays and their sources in history and mythology. 160 pp. 978-0-14-044112-3 See The Portable Greek Reader. 2 PENGUIN CLASSICS $15.00 Prometheus Bound and Other Plays The Oresteia Readers Guide Available The Persians/Prometheus Bound/Seven Against Thebes/The Suppliants 304 pp. AESCHYLUS 336 pp. 978-0-14-044333-2 ePub 9781101042632 The Persians and Other Plays $14.00 AESCHYLUS a rawer, racier, very adult aesthetic, this version includes 100 fables not previously published in English. 525–456 b.c., Greek EURIDIPES 288 pp. c. 484–406 b.c., Greek 978-0-14-044649-4 $13.00 See The Portable Greek Reader. SOPHOCLES 496–406 b.c., Greek JAMES AGEE 1909–1955, American Greek Tragedy Translated by E. F. Watling, Philip Vellacott, Shomit Dutta, and Malcolm Heath Edited by Shomit Dutta Introduction by Simon Goodhill Containing Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, and Euripides’ Medea, this important new selection brings the best works of the great tragedians together in one perfect introductory volume. This volume also includes extracts from Aristophanes’ comedy The Frogs and a selection from Aristotle’s Poetics. 352 pp. 978-0-14-14-143936-5 $16.00 AESOP c. 6th century b.c., Greek A Death in the Family Introduction by Steve Earle Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Published in 1957, two years after its author’s death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. Featuring an introduction by country music legend Steve Earle, this edition is published for the centennial of James Agee’s birth. 320 pp. ePub 978-0-14-310571-8 9781440641794 $16.00 Readers Guide Available The Complete Fables Translated by Olivia and Robert Temple with an Introduction by Robert Temple This definitive and fully annotated modern edition is the first translation ever to make available the complete corpus of 358 fables attributed to Aesop. Revealing PENGUIN CLASSICS 3 _ RYU NOSUKE AKUTAGAWA presents an enduring portrait of desperate friendship and vanished adolescence. 1892–1927, Japanese Rasho-mon and Seventeen Other Stories 256 pp. Introduction by Haruki Murakami Translated with Notes by Jay Rubin This brilliant translation of the Japanese master’s stories—half of which appear here in English for the first time— ranges from the source for the movie Rasho-mon to Akutagawa’s later, more autobiographical writings. “I find its depiction of golden time and place just as poignant now.” —nick hornby 320 pp. 978-0-14-303984-6 978-0-14-144189-4 $15.00 Readers Guide Available LEOPOLDO AL AS 1852–1901, Spanish $17.00 Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition La Regenta Rasho-mon and Seventeen Other Stories Translated with Notes by Jay Rubin Introduction by Haruki Murakami Our first modern Japanese classic in the Penguin Classics—now available in our elegant black spine dress. 320 pp. 978-0-14-044970-9 ePub 9781101503096 1886–1914, French The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes) Translated by Robin Buss Introduction by Adam Gopnik When Meaulnes first arrives in Sologne, his charisma captivates everyone. But when he attends a strange party at a mysterious house, he is changed forever. Published here in the first English translation since 1959, this evocative novel PENGUIN CLASSICS 736 pp. 978-0-14-044346-2 $20.00 LEON BATTISTA ALBERTI $16.00 HENRI AL AIN-FOURNIER 4 Translated with an Introduction by John Rutherford An outstanding work of nineteenthcentury Spanish literature, this novel set in a provincial town explores an intelligent woman’s quest for fulfillment through marriage, adultery, and religion. 1404–1472, Italian On Painting Translated by Cecil Grayson with an Introduction and Notes by Martin Kemp The first book devoted to the intellectual rationale for painting, the process of vision, painting techniques, and the moral and artistic prerequisites of the artist remains a classic of art theory. 112 pp. 978-0-14-043331-9 See The Portable Renaissance Reader. $15.00 Little Women LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 1832–1888, American The Portable Louisa May Alcott Edited with an Introduction by Elizabeth Lennox Keyser Alcott’s vast body of work is celebrated in this wide-ranging collection that includes samples from her novels, novellas, children’s stories, sensationalist fiction, gothic tales, memoirs, letters, and journals. 640 pp. 978-0-14-027574-2 $20.00 Edited with an Introduction by Elaine Showalter and Notes by Siobhan Kilfeather and Vinca Showalter Alcott’s beloved story of the March girls— Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—is a classic American feminist novel, reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom. 544 pp. ePub 978-0-14-039069-8 9781101549506 $10.00 Little Women A Merry Christmas And Other Christmas Stories The treasured holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott are available here in a collectible hardcover as part of the Penguin Christmas Classics. Books in the series are beautifully designed—with foilstamped jackets, decorative endpapers, and nameplates for personalization—and printed in a small trim size that makes them perfect stocking stuffers. 160 pp. 978-0-14-312246-3 ePub 9780698170926 $16.00 Penguin Christmas Classics The Inheritance Edited with an Introduction by Joel Myerson and Daniel Shealy Inspired by the sentimental novels and Gothic romances of her day, Alcott’s first novel, written when she was seventeen, is the captivating tale of a young orphan girl whose inheritance is a secret locked in a long-lost letter. 208 pp. 978-0-14-043666-2 Edited with an Introduction by Jane Smiley Notes by Siobhan Kilfeather and Vinca Showalter This unique Penguin Threads edition features hand-embroidered cover art by Rachell Sumpter and deluxe french flaps with deckle edge paper. 528 pp. 978-0-14-310665-4 $17.00 Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Little Women Edited with an Introduction by Elaine Showalter and Notes by Siobhan Kilfeather and Vinca Showalter One of the best loved books of all time is now available in a stunning hardcover edition. 544 pp. 978-0-14-119241-3 $24.00 Penguin Hardcover Classics Edition $15.00 PENGUIN CLASSICS 5 Work A Story of Experience Edited with an Introduction by Joy S. Kasson A story about a woman’s search for a meaningful life through work outside the family sphere, Work is at once Alcott’s exploration of her personal challenges and a social critique of America. 384 pp. 978-0-14-039091-9 ePub 9781440674518 $17.00 the most biting ever published. Death of a Hero vividly evokes the morally degrading nature of combat as it rushes toward its astounding finish. 368 pp. 978-0-14-310687-6 ePub 9781101602935 $17.00 Readers Guide Available SHOLEM ALEICHEM 1859–1916, Russian RICHARD ALDINGTON 1832–1888, English Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor’s Son Death of a Hero Introduction by James H. Meredith Based on the author’s experiences on the Western Front, Aldington’s writing about Britain’s ignorance of the tribulations of its soldiers during World War I is among Translated by Aliza Shevrin Introduction by Dan Miron These vibrant new translations of the most beloved works of the “Jewish Mark Twain” honor the great humorist on the 150th anniversary of his birth. 416 pp. 978-0-14-310560-2 ePub 9781101022146 $16.00 SHOLEM ALEICHEM Sholem Aleichem is the pen name of Sholem Rabinovitch (1859–1916), the most beloved writer in Yiddish literature and the creator of the famous Tevye character in the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Born in a small town in Ukraine, he began writing in Hebrew at an early age and first supported himself as a teacher of Russian. He turned to writing Yiddish fiction in 1883 and encouraged a number of Jewish writers, who were writing in Hebrew, to write in Yiddish as well. After the 1905 pogrom in Kiev, he and his family left Russia, seeking refuge abroad. In 1914, at the start of World War I, he settled in New York, where his writings led some to call him the “Jewish Mark Twain.” He died two years later after a long illness, writing until his last day. His funeral procession was witnessed by one hundred thousand mourners. 6 PENGUIN CLASSICS ALFRED THE GREAT GR ANT ALLEN 849–899, Anglo-Saxon 1848–1899, British (b. Canada) ASSER An African Millionaire d. c. 908, Anglo-Saxon Alfred the Great Asser’s Life of King Alfred and Other Great Contemporary Sources Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Simon Keynes and Michael Lapidge This comprehensive collection includes Asser’s Life of Alfred, extracts from The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, and Alfred’s own writings, laws, and will. 368 pp. 978-0-14-044409-4 $17.00 HOR ATIO ALGER, JR. 1832–1899, American Ragged Dick and Struggling Upward Edited with an Introduction by Carl Bode Alger’s characteristic theme of youths achieving the American dream through hard work, resistance to temptation, and goodwill is presented in these two tales that reflect nineteenth-century life. 304 pp. 978-0-14-039033-9 ePub 9781101221785 $12.00 978-0-14-310657-9 9781101574935 $15.00 JORGE AMADO 1912–2001, Brazilian Captains of the Sands Translated by Gregory Rabassa Introduction by Colm Tóibín Captains of the Sands is a Brazilian Lord of the Flies about a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their wits and daring by dodging and duping the rich and privileged in the slums of Bahia. But when a public outcry demands their capture, this vivid portrait of a divided culture becomes a poignant, intensely moving drama of love and freedom. 978-0-14-310635-7 978119160291 $17.00 The Discovery of America by the Turks 1885–1970, French PIERRE SOUVESTRE 1874–1914, French Fantômas Introduction by John Ashbery In this deliciously sinister turn-of-thecentury tale, French evil genius and master of disguise Fantômas runs rampant through the city of Paris, committing appalling crimes that have Inspector Juve cleverly pursuing him, obsessed with bringing the demon mastermind to justice. 208 pp. ePub 288 pp. ePub MARCEL ALL AIN 320 pp. 978-0-14-310484-1 ePub 9781440627385 Introduction by Gary Hoppenstand This is an excellent addition to Penguin’s crime classics: the tantalizing tale of Colonel Clay, literature’s first gentleman rogue. Translated by Gregory Rabassa Foreword by José Saramago A spirited novella about Arab immigrants in South America published for the first time in English and marking the centennial of Jorge Amado’s birth. 96 pp. ePub 978-0-14-310698-2 9781101603574 $14.00 Readers Guide Available $14.00 PENGUIN CLASSICS 7 The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray Translated by Gregory Rabassa Introduction by Rivka Galchen Published in a new translation for the centennial of Jorge Amado’s birth, this comic masterpiece tells the story of Joaquim Soares da Cunha, who drops dead after he abandons his life of upstanding citizenship to assume the identity of Quincas Water-Bray, a “champion drunk” and bum. 96 pp. ePub 978-0-14-310636-4 9781101603543 $14.00 AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS c. 330–395, Roman The Later Roman Empire (a.d. 354–378) Selected and Translated by Walter Hamilton with an Introduction and Notes by Andrew Wallace Hadrill Considered to be the last great Roman historian, Ammianus Marcellinus continues the histories of Tacitus, describing the reigns of the emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovian, Valentinian, and Valens. 512 pp. Readers Guide Available The Violent Land 978-0-14-044406-3 MULK R AJ ANAND 1905–2004, Indian Translated by Samuel Putnam Introduction by Alfred Mac Adam Foreword by Jorge Amado Two powerful families scheme to control Brazil’s lush, cocoa-growing forests in this exotic novel of greed, madness, and seduction. This book is an unbridled adventure novel set among the power dealers of one of Brazil’s most profitable and coveted natural resources. 368 pp. ePub 978-0-14-310637-1 9781101602928 $18.00 $16.00 Readers Guide Available Untouchable MIR AMMAN late 17th century–early 18th century, Indian A Tale of Four Dervishes Translated with an Introduction by Mohammed Zakir Originally composed in the fourteenth century and made popular in 1803 by Mir Amman’s colloquial retelling, this wonderfully entertaining story paints a portrait of a magnificent landscape of courtly intrigue and romance, fairies and djinn, oriental gardens and lavish feasts. 176 pp. 8 978-0-14-045518-2 PENGUIN CLASSICS $13.00 Introduction by Ramachandra Guha Afterword by E. M. Forster With precision, vitality, and a fury that earned him praise as India’s Charles Dickens, Mulk Raj Anand recreates what it was like to live on the fringes of society in pre-independence India. This edition features a new introduction. 176 pp. 978-0-14-139360-5 $15.00 HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN 1805–1875, Danish “Andersen is one of the canonical storytellers of the nineteenth century, equally disturbing and delighting for adults as for children. There have been some capable versions available in English, but Tiina Nunnally’s seems to me the best.” utterly original stories that sprang directly from his imaginat...
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