Publisher SeriesMedallion Penguin Classics

The Odyssey by Homer 49,499 copies, 439 reviewsL1
Boule de suif et autres nouvelles by Guy de Maupassant 324 copies, 7 reviewsL2
Antigone / Oedipus Rex / Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles 12,375 copies, 49 reviewsL3
Candide by Voltaire 19,601 copies, 293 reviewsL4
Agricola and Germania by P. Cornelius Tacitus 1,977 copies, 17 reviewsL5
The Inferno by Dante Alighieri 22,571 copies, 203 reviewsL6
The Anabasis [in translation] by Xenophon 2,254 copies, 48 reviewsL7
The Eclogues by Virgil 785 copies, 8 reviewsL8
On the Eve by Ivan Turgenev 745 copies, 22 reviewsL9
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 28,816 copies, 422 reviewsL10
The Golden Ass by Apuleius 4,532 copies, 74 reviewsL11
Faust, Part One by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 4,803 copies, 38 reviewsL12
Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost 1,923 copies, 49 reviewsL13
The Iliad by Homer 37,111 copies, 364 reviewsL14
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 24,973 copies, 370 reviewsL15
Hedda Gabler / Pillars Of The Community / The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen 694 copies, 2 reviewsL16
Old Goriot by Honoré de Balzac 5,684 copies, 101 reviewsL17
On the Nature of Things by Titus Lucretius Carus 4,993 copies, 43 reviewsL18
Three Plays: The Cherry Orchard / Three Sisters / Ivanov by Anton Chekhov 68 copiesL19
Miss Harriet and other stories by Guy de Maupassant 75 copies, 1 reviewL20
The Conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar 4,158 copies, 48 reviewsL21
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer 20,803 copies, 160 reviewsL22
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 41,532 copies, 471 reviewsL23
The Symposium by Plato 6,185 copies, 68 reviewsL24
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 20,335 copies, 243 reviewsL25
The Lusiads by Luís Vaz de Camões 1,309 copies, 31 reviewsL26
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis 9,491 copies, 77 reviewsL27
Ajax; Electra; Philoctetes; Women of Trachis by Sophocles 1,942 copies, 4 reviewsL28
Mediaeval Latin Lyrics by Helen Waddell 315 copies, 1 reviewL29
The Red and the Black by Stendhal 9,019 copies, 121 reviewsL30
3 Plays: Alcestis / Hippolytus / Iphigenia in Taurus by Euripides 611 copies, 4 reviewsL31
The Four Gospels: A New Translation from the Greek by E. V. Rieu 128 copiesL32
The Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau 2,990 copies, 28 reviewsL33
The Histories by Herodotus 9,452 copies, 81 reviewsL34
Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 7,356 copies, 72 reviewsL35
Five Plays: The Miser and other Plays by Molière 388 copies, 5 reviewsL36
The Apology / Crito / Phaedo by Plato 340 copies, 4 reviewsL37
The Seagull and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) by Anton Chehov 40 copiesL38
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides 7,351 copies, 57 reviewsL39
Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov 3,202 copies, 62 reviewsL40
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 36,400 copies, 604 reviewsL41
Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede 3,227 copies, 23 reviewsL42
Fables of Aesop by Aesop 6,475 copies, 80 reviewsL43
The Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides 1,184 copies, 10 reviewsL44
Germinal by Émile Zola 5,074 copies, 77 reviewsL45
Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri 6,865 copies, 49 reviewsL46
Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais 4,831 copies, 48 reviewsL47
The Republic by Plato 20,665 copies, 133 reviewsL48
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini 2,415 copies, 21 reviewsL49
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac 3,214 copies, 54 reviewsL50
The Aeneid by Virgil 21,562 copies, 190 reviewsL51
The Koran (Dawood, 1956) by al-Qur'an 2,846 copies, 16 reviewsL52
Rosmersholm / The Master Builder / Little Eyolf / John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen 253 copies, 2 reviewsL53
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 15,324 copies, 158 reviewsL54
Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle 9,521 copies, 54 reviewsL55
Acts of the Apostles by Saint Luke 27 copiesL56
The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo 4,866 copies, 55 reviewsL57
Metamorphoses [in translation] by Ovid 12,337 copies, 92 reviewsL58
Daphnis and Chloe by Longus 1,023 copies, 15 reviewsL59
The Annals of Tacitus by P. Cornelius Tacitus 3,610 copies, 33 reviewsL60
The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal 4,177 copies, 74 reviewsL61
War and Peace (1/2) by Leo Tolstoy 826 copies, 16 reviewsL62
War and Peace (2/2) by Leo Tolstoy 590 copies, 5 reviewsL63
The Thousand and One Nights: The Hunchback, Sindbad, and Other Tales by N. J. Dawood 42 copiesL64
The Mountain Inn and Other Stories by Guy de Maupassant 42 copiesL65
Civil War by Lucan 708 copies, 14 reviewsL66
The Oresteia: Agamemnon / The Libation Bearers / The Eumenides by Aeschylus 9,679 copies, 67 reviewsL67
Protagoras and Meno by Plato 799 copies, 11 reviewsL68
The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault. Translated with an introduction by Geoffrey Brereton (Penguin Classics. no. L69.) by Charles Perrault 5 copiesL69
Beowulf by Seamus Heaney 23,906 copies, 320 reviewsL70
Aladdin and Other Tales From The Thousand and One Nights. Penguin Classics No L71 by Anonymous 32 copies, 2 reviewsL71
History of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius 6,142 copies, 70 reviewsL72
The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila by Teresa de Ávila 1,684 copies, 19 reviewsL73
The Ladder of Perfection by Walter Hilton 335 copies, 4 reviewsL74
The Song of Roland by Turoldus 5,101 copies, 38 reviewsL75
Two Satyr Plays: Euripides' Cyclops / Sophocles' Ichneutai by Roger Lancelyn Green 60 copies, 2 reviewsL76
Galateo by Giovanni Della Casa 223 copies, 1 reviewL77
The Brothers Karamazov (1/2) by Fedor Mikhaïlovitch Dostoïevski 479 copies, 8 reviewsL78
The Brothers Karamazov (2/2) by Fedor Mikhaïlovitch Dostoïevski 414 copies, 3 reviewsL79
Domestic Peace and Other Stories by Honoré de Balzac 29 copiesL80
The Campaigns of Alexander by Arrian 1,357 copies, 12 reviewsL81
Three Plays: The Father, Miss Julia, Easter by August Strindberg 342 copies, 1 reviewL82
The Essays: A Selection by Michel de Montaigne 1,183 copies, 10 reviewsL83
The Fall of the Roman Republic: Six Lives by Plutarch 1,586 copies, 6 reviewsL84
The Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes 1,988 copies, 21 reviewsL85
Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans 3,402 copies, 73 reviewsL86
Piers Plowman by William Langland 1,644 copies, 10 reviewsL87
Buddhist Scriptures by Edward Conze 751 copies, 1 reviewL88
The Great Roman-Jewish War by Flavius Josephus 1,980 copies, 26 reviewsL90
The Little Flowers of St. Francis by Saint Francis of Assisi 1,133 copies, 11 reviewsL91
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Gawain Poet 8,012 copies, 101 reviewsL92
Faust, Part Two by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1,535 copies, 11 reviewsL93
Gorgias by Plato 2,333 copies, 12 reviewsL94
Maxims by François de La Rochefoucauld 1,081 copies, 12 reviewsL95
Plays (Penguin Classics): The Bear / The Cherry Orchard / Ivanov / A Jubilee / The Proposal / The Seagull / Three Sisters / Uncle Vania by Anton Chekhov 719 copies, 3 reviewsL96
Discourse on Method by René Descartes 2,516 copies, 35 reviewsL97
Tristan: With the surviving fragments of the 'Tristran' of Thomas by Gottfried von Strassburg 981 copies, 8 reviewsL98
Selected Works by Marcus Tullius Cicero 1,235 copies, 3 reviewsL99
The Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymous 9,390 copies, 114 reviewsL100
The Poems of St. John of the Cross by Saint John of the Cross 778 copies, 16 reviewsL101
The Rise And Fall Of Athens: Nine Greek Lives by Plutarch 1,195 copies, 2 reviewsL102
Njal's Saga by Anonymous 2,255 copies, 22 reviewsL103
History of Rome, books 1-5 [in translation] by Titus Livy 3,194 copies, 18 reviewsL104
Paradiso by Dante Alighieri 5,738 copies, 41 reviewsL105
Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert 2,192 copies, 36 reviewsL106
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli 22,273 copies, 245 reviewsL107
The Cloud of Unknowing by Anonymous 1,494 copies, 12 reviewsL108
The Cossacks and other stories by Leo Tolstoy 240 copies, 1 reviewL109
Pensées by Blaise Pascal 4,584 copies, 33 reviewsL110
Monkey by Wu Ch'eng-en 1,741 copies, 21 reviewsL111
The Persians; Prometheus Bound; Seven Against Thebes; The Suppliants by Aeschylus 2,290 copies, 12 reviewsL112
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 8,758 copies, 116 reviewsL113
Confessions by Saint Augustine 20,989 copies, 160 reviewsL114
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant 2,879 copies, 55 reviewsL115
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 6,184 copies, 83 reviewsL116
Satirical Sketches by Lucian 115 copies, 2 reviewsL117
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche 12,592 copies, 99 reviewsL118
The Queen of Spades and Other Stories (The Moor of Peter the Great; Dubrovsky; The Captain's Daughter) by Alexander Pushkin 317 copies, 1 reviewL119
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola 2,995 copies, 76 reviewsL120
The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by Anonymous 836 copies, 4 reviewsL121
Politics by Aristotle 5,423 copies, 38 reviewsL125

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The early Penguin Classics were published with distinctive colours indicating their language origin, and almost all had a distinctive roundel, or emblem on the front cover. This series covers 122 of the early Penguin Classics, published from 1946 to about 1963. (English, Unclassified)


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