Publisher SeriesMedallion Penguin Classics

The Odyssey by Homer 53,386 copies, 477 reviewsL1
Boule de Suif and Other Stories by Guy de Maupassant 346 copies, 7 reviewsL2
Antigone / Oedipus Rex / Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles 13,240 copies, 51 reviewsL3
Candide by Voltaire 20,635 copies, 309 reviewsL4
Agricola and Germania by P. Cornelius Tacitus 2,083 copies, 17 reviewsL5
The Inferno by Dante Alighieri 24,079 copies, 213 reviewsL6
The Anabasis [in translation] by Xenophon 2,395 copies, 50 reviewsL7
The Eclogues by Virgil 834 copies, 7 reviewsL8
On the Eve by Ivan Turgenev 766 copies, 23 reviewsL9
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 30,643 copies, 453 reviewsL10
The Golden Ass by Apuleius 4,788 copies, 75 reviewsL11
Faust, Part One by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 5,048 copies, 39 reviewsL12
Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost 2,040 copies, 51 reviewsL13
The Iliad by Homer 40,178 copies, 387 reviewsL14
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 26,325 copies, 389 reviewsL15
Hedda Gabler / Pillars Of The Community / The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen 736 copies, 2 reviewsL16
Old Goriot by Honoré de Balzac 5,987 copies, 109 reviewsL17
On the Nature of Things by Titus Lucretius Carus 5,297 copies, 47 reviewsL18
Three Plays: The Cherry Orchard / Three Sisters / Ivanov by Anton Chekhov 71 copiesL19
Miss Harriet and other stories by Guy de Maupassant 78 copies, 1 reviewL20
The Conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar 4,316 copies, 47 reviewsL21
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer 22,076 copies, 169 reviewsL22
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky 44,393 copies, 495 reviewsL23
The Symposium by Plato 6,562 copies, 71 reviewsL24
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 21,431 copies, 253 reviewsL25
The Lusiads by Luís Vaz de Camões 1,442 copies, 30 reviewsL26
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas : von Kempen 10,253 copies, 82 reviewsL27
Ajax; Electra; Philoctetes; Women of Trachis by Sophocles 2,033 copies, 4 reviewsL28
Mediaeval Latin Lyrics by Helen Waddell 329 copies, 1 reviewL29
The Red and the Black by Stendhal 9,545 copies, 136 reviewsL30
3 Plays: Alcestis / Hippolytus / Iphigenia in Taurus by Euripides 644 copies, 3 reviewsL31
The Four Gospels: A New Translation from the Greek by E. V. Rieu 132 copiesL32
The Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau 3,150 copies, 30 reviewsL33
The Histories by Herodotus 10,130 copies, 85 reviewsL34
Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky 7,913 copies, 73 reviewsL35
Five Plays: The Miser and other Plays by Molière 402 copies, 5 reviewsL36
The Apology / Crito / Phaedo by Plato 348 copies, 4 reviewsL37
The Seagull and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) by Anton Chehov 41 copiesL38
The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides 7,918 copies, 59 reviewsL39
Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov 3,356 copies, 67 reviewsL40
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 38,634 copies, 632 reviewsL41
Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede 3,474 copies, 24 reviewsL42
The Complete Fables by Aesop 3,625 copies, 50 reviewsL43
The Bacchae and Other Plays by Euripides 1,253 copies, 10 reviewsL44
Germinal by Émile Zola 5,386 copies, 79 reviewsL45
Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri 7,272 copies, 50 reviewsL46
Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais 5,060 copies, 48 reviewsL47
The Republic by Plato 22,042 copies, 142 reviewsL48
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini 2,552 copies, 22 reviewsL49
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac 3,448 copies, 62 reviewsL50
The Aeneid by Virgil 23,024 copies, 199 reviewsL51
The Koran (Dawood, 1956) by al-Qur'an 3,023 copies, 15 reviewsL52
Rosmersholm / The Master Builder / Little Eyolf / John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen 262 copies, 2 reviewsL53
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky 16,316 copies, 163 reviewsL54
Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle 10,185 copies, 58 reviewsL55
Acts of the Apostles by Saint Luke 27 copiesL56
The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo 5,090 copies, 55 reviewsL57
Daphnis and Chloe by Longos 1,099 copies, 19 reviewsL59
The Annals of Tacitus by P. Cornelius Tacitus 3,853 copies, 31 reviewsL60
The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal 4,428 copies, 79 reviewsL61
War and Peace (1/2) by Leo Tolstoy 830 copies, 17 reviewsL62
War and Peace (2/2) by Leo Tolstoy 729 copies, 6 reviewsL63
The Thousand and One Nights: The Hunchback, Sindbad, and Other Tales by N. J. Dawood 47 copiesL64
The Mountain Inn and Other Stories by Guy de Maupassant 51 copiesL65
Civil War by Lucan 751 copies, 13 reviewsL66
The Oresteia: Agamemnon / The Libation Bearers / The Eumenides by Aeschylus 10,263 copies, 69 reviewsL67
Protagoras and Meno by Plato 858 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 Beowulf Poet 25,527 copies, 334 reviewsL70
Aladdin and Other Tales From The Thousand and One Nights. Penguin Classics No L71 by Anonymous 33 copies, 2 reviewsL71
The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius 6,506 copies, 73 reviewsL72
The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila by Teresa de Ávila 1,784 copies, 20 reviewsL73
The Ladder of Perfection by Walter Hilton 357 copies, 1 reviewL74
The Song of Roland by Turoldus 5,427 copies, 39 reviewsL75
Two Satyr Plays: Euripides' Cyclops / Sophocles' Ichneutai by Roger Lancelyn Green 61 copies, 2 reviewsL76
Galateo by Giovanni Della Casa 232 copiesL77
The Brothers Karamazov (1/2) by Fedor Mikhaïlovitch Dostoïevski 501 copies, 8 reviewsL78
The Brothers Karamazov (2/2) by Fedor Mikhaïlovitch Dostoïevski 432 copies, 3 reviewsL79
Domestic Peace and Other Stories by Honoré de Balzac 32 copiesL80
The Campaigns of Alexander by Arrian 1,432 copies, 12 reviewsL81
Three Plays: The Father, Miss Julia, Easter by August Strindberg 354 copies, 1 reviewL82
The Essays: A Selection by Michel de Montaigne 1,250 copies, 10 reviewsL83
The Fall of the Roman Republic: Six Lives by Plutarch 1,668 copies, 6 reviewsL84
The Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes 2,130 copies, 21 reviewsL85
Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans 3,564 copies, 74 reviewsL86
Piers Plowman by William Langland 1,755 copies, 10 reviewsL87
Buddhist Scriptures by Various 782 copies, 1 reviewL88
The Jewish war by Flavius Josephus 2,131 copies, 27 reviewsL90
The Little Flowers of St. Francis by Saint Francis of Assisi 1,210 copies, 12 reviewsL91
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Gawain Poet 7,912 copies, 104 reviewsL92
Faust, Part Two by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1,662 copies, 10 reviewsL93
Gorgias by Plato 2,497 copies, 12 reviewsL94
Maxims by François de La Rochefoucauld 1,162 copies, 13 reviewsL95
Plays (Penguin Classics): The Bear / The Cherry Orchard / Ivanov / A Jubilee / The Proposal / The Seagull / Three Sisters / Uncle Vania by Anton Chekhov 769 copies, 3 reviewsL96
Discourse on Method by René Descartes 2,702 copies, 38 reviewsL97
Tristan: With the surviving fragments of the 'Tristran' of Thomas by Gottfried von Strassburg 1,035 copies, 7 reviewsL98
Selected Works by Marcus Tullius Cicero 1,314 copies, 4 reviewsL99
The Epic of Gilgamesh by Gilgamesh Poet 9,924 copies, 120 reviewsL100
The Poems of St. John of the Cross by Saint John of the Cross 854 copies, 17 reviewsL101
The Rise And Fall Of Athens: Nine Greek Lives by Plutarch 1,274 copies, 2 reviewsL102
Njal's Saga by Anonymous 2,401 copies, 22 reviewsL103
History of Rome, books 1-5 [in translation] by Titus Livy 3,415 copies, 18 reviewsL104
Paradiso by Dante Alighieri 6,205 copies, 44 reviewsL105
Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert 2,302 copies, 38 reviewsL106
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli 23,753 copies, 253 reviewsL107
The Cloud of Unknowing by An English Mystic of the Fourteenth Century 1,607 copies, 11 reviewsL108
The Cossacks and other stories by Leo Tolstoy 249 copies, 1 reviewL109
Pensées by Blaise Pascal 4,906 copies, 34 reviewsL110
Monkey by Wu Ch'eng-en 1,857 copies, 22 reviewsL111
The Persians; Prometheus Bound; Seven Against Thebes; The Suppliants by Aeschylus 2,434 copies, 14 reviewsL112
Dead Souls by Nikolai Vassilievitx Gogol 9,291 copies, 121 reviewsL113
Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant 3,068 copies, 57 reviewsL115
Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 6,510 copies, 87 reviewsL116
Satirical Sketches by Lucian 122 copies, 2 reviewsL117
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche 13,420 copies, 107 reviewsL118
The Queen of Spades and Other Stories (The Moor of Peter the Great; Dubrovsky; The Captain's Daughter) by Alexander Pushkin 339 copies, 1 reviewL119
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola 3,161 copies, 80 reviewsL120
The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by Anonymous 880 copies, 4 reviewsL121
Politics by Aristotle 5,782 copies, 40 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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