Publisher SeriesMedallion Penguin Classics

The Odyssey by Homer 45,558 copies, 417 reviewsL1
Boule de suif et autres nouvelles by Guy de Maupassant 303 copies, 6 reviewsL2
Antigone; Oedipus Rex; Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles 11,438 copies, 47 reviewsL3
Candide by Voltaire 18,437 copies, 280 reviewsL4
Agricola and Germania by P. Cornelius Tacitus 1,854 copies, 16 reviewsL5
Inferno by Dante Alighieri 20,974 copies, 198 reviewsL6
The Anabasis [in translation] by Xenophon 2,110 copies, 49 reviewsL7
The Eclogues by Virgil 761 copies, 8 reviewsL8
On the Eve by Ivan Turgenev 707 copies, 21 reviewsL9
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 26,674 copies, 367 reviewsL10
The Golden Ass by Apuleius 4,422 copies, 73 reviewsL11
Faust, Part One by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 4,573 copies, 34 reviewsL12
Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost 1,814 copies, 48 reviewsL13
The Iliad by Homer 34,229 copies, 345 reviewsL14
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 23,506 copies, 347 reviewsL15
Hedda Gabler / Pillars Of The Community / The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen 652 copies, 2 reviewsL16
Old Goriot by Honoré de Balzac 5,391 copies, 93 reviewsL17
On the nature of things by Titus Lucretius Carus 4,655 copies, 40 reviewsL18
Three plays : The Cherry Orchard / Three Sisters / Ivanov by Anton Chekhov 66 copiesL19
Miss Harriet and other stories by Guy de Maupassant 66 copies, 1 reviewL20
The Conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar 3,965 copies, 44 reviewsL21
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer 19,473 copies, 153 reviewsL22
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 38,668 copies, 437 reviewsL23
The Symposium by Plato 5,795 copies, 60 reviewsL24
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas père 18,871 copies, 228 reviewsL25
The Lusiads by Luís Vaz de Camões 1,176 copies, 27 reviewsL26
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis 8,543 copies, 67 reviewsL27
Ajax; Electra; Philoctetes; Women of Trachis by Sophocles 1,836 copies, 3 reviewsL28
Mediaeval Latin Lyrics by Helen Waddell 294 copies, 1 reviewL29
The Red and the Black by Stendhal 8,495 copies, 117 reviewsL30
3 Plays: Alcestis / Hippolytus / Iphigenia in Taurus by Euripides 584 copies, 3 reviewsL31
The Four Gospels by E. V. Rieu 114 copiesL32
The Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau 2,819 copies, 25 reviewsL33
The Histories by Herodotus 8,830 copies, 77 reviewsL34
Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 6,902 copies, 65 reviewsL35
Five Plays: The Miser and other Plays by Molière 408 copies, 4 reviewsL36
The Apology / Crito / Phaedo by Plato 324 copies, 4 reviewsL37
The Seagull and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) by Anton Chehov 40 copiesL38
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides 6,907 copies, 52 reviewsL39
Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov 3,017 copies, 60 reviewsL40
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 34,090 copies, 586 reviewsL41
Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede 2,904 copies, 20 reviewsL42
The Complete Fables by Aesop 5,919 copies, 76 reviewsL43
The Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides 1,126 copies, 10 reviewsL44
Germinal by Émile Zola 4,771 copies, 72 reviewsL45
Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri 6,408 copies, 48 reviewsL46
Gargantua And Pantagruel by François Rabelais 4,403 copies, 44 reviewsL47
The Republic by Plato 19,170 copies, 122 reviewsL48
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini 2,260 copies, 19 reviewsL49
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac 3,000 copies, 45 reviewsL50
The Aeneid by Virgil 19,950 copies, 180 reviewsL51
The Koran (Dawood, 1956) by al-Qur'an 2,680 copies, 16 reviewsL52
Rosmersholm / The Master Builder / Little Eyolf / John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen 242 copies, 2 reviewsL53
My uncle's dream / The little hero by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 14,362 copies, 151 reviewsL54
Nicomachean ethics by Aristoteles 8,781 copies, 49 reviewsL55
Acts of the Apostles by Saint Luke 26 copiesL56
The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo 4,303 copies, 45 reviewsL57
Metamorphoses by Ovid 11,626 copies, 88 reviewsL58
Daphnis and Chloe by Longos 972 copies, 15 reviewsL59
The Annals of Tacitus by P. Cornelius Tacitus 3,375 copies, 32 reviewsL60
The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal 3,942 copies, 69 reviewsL61
War and Peace (1/2) by Leo Tolstoy 763 copies, 14 reviewsL62
War and Peace (2/2) by Leo Tolstoy 572 copies, 5 reviewsL63
The Thousand and One Nights: The Hunchback, Sindbad, and Other Tales by N. J. Dawood 41 copiesL64
The Mountain Inn and Other Stories by Guy de Maupassant 41 copiesL65
Civil War by Lucan 664 copies, 13 reviewsL66
The Oresteia: Agamemnon / The Libation Bearers / The Eumenides by Aeschylus 9,028 copies, 67 reviewsL67
Protagoras and Meno by Plato 753 copies, 9 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 Beowulf Poet 21,196 copies, 300 reviewsL70
Aladdin and Other Tales From The Thousand and One Nights. Penguin Classics No L71 by Anonymous 31 copies, 2 reviewsL71
History of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius 5,756 copies, 67 reviewsL72
The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila by Thérèse d'Avila 1,487 copies, 16 reviewsL73
The Ladder of Perfection by Walter Hilton 316 copies, 1 reviewL74
The Song of Roland by Turoldus 4,804 copies, 37 reviewsL75
Two Satyr Plays by Roger Lancelyn Green 55 copies, 2 reviewsL76
Galateo by Giovanni Della Casa 218 copies, 1 reviewL77
The Brothers Karamazov (1/2) by Fedor Mikhaïlovitch Dostoïevski 451 copies, 5 reviewsL78
The Brothers Karamazov (2/2) by Fedor Mikhaïlovitch Dostoïevski 427 copies, 2 reviewsL79
Domestic Peace and Other Stories by Honoré de Balzac 27 copiesL80
The Campaigns of Alexander by Arrian 1,279 copies, 13 reviewsL81
Three Plays: The Father, Miss Julia, Easter by August Strindberg 327 copies, 1 reviewL82
The Essays: A Selection by Michel de Montaigne 1,100 copies, 9 reviewsL83
The Fall of the Roman Republic: Six Lives by Plutarch 1,481 copies, 6 reviewsL84
The Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes 1,840 copies, 20 reviewsL85
Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans 3,208 copies, 69 reviewsL86
Piers Plowman by William Langland 1,579 copies, 9 reviewsL87
Buddhist Scriptures by Edward Conze 713 copies, 1 reviewL88
Doctor in Spite of Himself / Imaginary Invalid / Misanthrope / Sicilian / Tartuffe by Molière 155 copies, 4 reviewsL89
The Great Roman-Jewish War by Flavius Josephus 1,847 copies, 26 reviewsL90
The Little Flowers of St. Francis by Ugolino Brunforte 1,015 copies, 11 reviewsL91
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Gawain Poet 7,378 copies, 87 reviewsL92
Faust, Part Two by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1,471 copies, 10 reviewsL93
Gorgias by Plato 2,158 copies, 11 reviewsL94
Maxims by François de La Rochefoucauld 1,018 copies, 12 reviewsL95
8 Plays (The Bear / The Cherry Orchard / Ivanov / A Jubilee / The Proposal / The Seagull / Three Sisters / Uncle Vania) by Anton Chekhov 648 copies, 4 reviewsL96
Discourse on Method by René Descartes 2,306 copies, 33 reviewsL97
Tristan: With the surviving fragments of the 'Tristran' of Thomas by Gottfried von Strassburg 924 copies, 7 reviewsL98
Selected Works by Marcus Tullius Cicero 1,137 copies, 2 reviewsL99
The Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymous 8,824 copies, 105 reviewsL100
The Poems of St. John of the Cross by Saint John of the Cross 710 copies, 13 reviewsL101
The Rise And Fall Of Athens: Nine Greek Lives by Plutarch 1,131 copies, 2 reviewsL102
Njal's Saga by Anonymous 2,113 copies, 20 reviewsL103
History of Rome, books 1-5 [in translation] by Titus Livy 2,980 copies, 17 reviewsL104
Paradiso by Dante Alighieri 5,351 copies, 40 reviewsL105
Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert 2,076 copies, 34 reviewsL106
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli 20,745 copies, 231 reviewsL107
The Cloud of Unknowing by Anonymous 1,388 copies, 10 reviewsL108
The Cossacks and other stories by Leo Tolstoy 223 copies, 1 reviewL109
Pensées by Blaise Pascal 4,252 copies, 29 reviewsL110
Monkey by Wu Ch'eng-en 1,646 copies, 20 reviewsL111
The Persians; Prometheus Bound; Seven Against Thebes; The Suppliants by Aeschylus 2,129 copies, 10 reviewsL112
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 8,210 copies, 109 reviewsL113
The Confessions of St. Augustine by Saint Augustine 19,413 copies, 142 reviewsL114
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant 2,696 copies, 53 reviewsL115
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 5,821 copies, 80 reviewsL116
Satirical Sketches by Lucian 110 copies, 2 reviewsL117
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche 11,781 copies, 91 reviewsL118
The Queen of Spades and Other Stories (The Moor of Peter the Great; Dubrovsky; The Captain's Daughter) by Alexander Pushkin 304 copies, 1 reviewL119
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola 2,834 copies, 69 reviewsL120
The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by Anonymous 783 copies, 3 reviewsL121
Politics by Aristotle 5,019 copies, 35 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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