What Penguin Classics have you bought recently?

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What Penguin Classics have you bought recently?

Apr 28, 2009, 9:34pm

what are people buying in Penguin Classics? My most recent purchases are the Penguin Book of First World War Prose, The Kabbalistic Tradition, The Tibetan Book of the Dead and The Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Jan 9, 2011, 7:58pm

A Modern Utopia by H.G. Wells and the Penguin Epics edition of The Sunjata Story.

Edited: Feb 1, 2012, 6:22pm

I'm expecting Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North in the mail today. Looks to be a good one.

Mar 1, 2012, 8:34pm

Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida. Excellent short story collection.

Edited: Nov 22, 2015, 12:36pm

I just ordered Scott's The Heart of Midlothian this morning. I have this title on my electronic device, but I prefer to have the actual book in-hand.

Edited: Dec 29, 2015, 6:47pm

More to add, since the end of November: Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House; Montaigne's The Essays: A Selection; William Blake's The Complete Poems; Johnson's and Boswell's A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides; and Emma by Jane Austen (the 200th Anniversary Annotated Delux Edition). I'm reading Emma now, my first Austen. The Blake book was a gift, the rest I purchased.

Feb 1, 2016, 5:22pm

Just received my copy of The Portable Edgar Allan Poe (Penguin Classics) in my mail today! Can't wait to read the introduction.....

Feb 2, 2016, 2:39pm

Cao Xuequin, The Story of the Stone (5 vols.)
Reginald Rose, Twelve Angry Men
Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest

Oct 23, 2020, 12:35pm

I haven't bought any recently. I did get Alfred Tennyson's Idylls of the King in 1997.

Oct 23, 2020, 3:35pm

Attar, The Conference of the Birds. I just read the Fontane and thought it was excellent.