The Ring of the Nibelung Penguin Clothbound Classics

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The libretto for The Ring lies at the heart of nineteenth century culture. It is in itself a work of power and grandeur, and it had an incalculable effect on European and specifically German culture. It preoccupied wagner for much of his adult life and revolutionized the nature of opera, the orchestra, the demands on singers and on the audience itself.

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. A superb new translation of one of the greatest nineteenth century poems: the libretto to Wagner’s Ring Cycle, in a Penguin Classics hardcover designed by Coralie Bickford-SmithThe scale and grandeur of Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung has no precedent and no successor.

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Don Quixote Penguin Clothbound Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - The canonical spanish classic, now in a beautiful hardcover edition designed by Coralie Bickford-SmithDon Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. This penguin classics edition includes John Rutherford's masterly translation, which does full justice to the energy and wit of Cervantes's prose.

While quixote's fancy often leads him astray--he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants--Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together-and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years. With its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote has been generally recognized as the first modern novel.

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The Mayor of Casterbridge Penguin Clothbound Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Subtitled "a story of a man of character, is also an intensely dramatic work, Hardy's powerful and sympathetic study of the heroic but deeply flawed Henchard, " The Mayor of Casterbridge, tragically played out against the vivid backdrop of a close-knit Dorsetshire town.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Over the course of the following years, he manages to establish himself as a respected and prosperous pillar of the community of Casterbridge, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past and a personality prone to self-destructive pride and temper.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Penguin Clothbound Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - A collection of the most famous cases faced by sir arthur conan doyle's peerless creation, now in a beautiful hardcover edition designed by Coralie Bickford-SmithThis collection of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes includes many of the famous cases - and great strokes of brilliance - that made the legendary detective one of fiction's most popular creations.

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Crime and Punishment Macmillan Collector's Library

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Penguin Clothbound Classics

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Over the course of their fantastical voyage, they encounter the lost city of Atlantis, the South Pole, and the corals of the Red Sea. Jules verne’s timeless underwater adventure story in a stunning Hardcover Classics edition with the original illustrations   In this thrilling adventure tale by the father of science fiction, three men embark on an epic journey under the sea with the mysterious Captain Nemo aboard his submarine, the Nautilus.

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Metamorphoses Penguin Clothbound Classics

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Erudite but lighthearted, dramatic yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes. This edition includes david raeburn’s modern verse translation, an introduction by Denis Feeney, and other features to help readers fully appreciate Ovid’s epic.

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The War of the Worlds Penguin Clothbound Classics

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Wells's the war of the Worlds remains one of the most influential science fiction novels ever published.

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Orlando Penguin Clothbound Classics

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Penguin Classic #ad - Woman? a wry commentary on gender and history, in Woolf's own words, Orlando is also, a light-hearted 'writer's holiday' which delights in ambiguity and capriciousness. Chasing a dream through the centuries, he bounds from Elizabethan England and imperial Turkey to the modern world. Penguin group. This clothbound penguin edition is edited by Brenda Lyons with an introduction and notes by Sandra M.

His longing for passion, adventure and fulfilment takes him out of his own time. Penguin Books. Penguin popular classics. A gorgeous clothbound edition of Woolf's fantastical and enchanting novel, designed by the acclaimed Coralie-Bickford Smith. Gilbert. Orlando has always been an outsider. I read this book and believed it was a hallucinogenic, interactive biography of my own life and future' Tilda Swinton Macmillan Collector S Library.

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The Day of the Triffids Penguin Clothbound Classics

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Now, the triffids - huge, large-rooted plants able to 'walk', venomous, with civilization in chaos, feeding on human flesh - can have their day. Penguin group. Penguin popular classics. A stunning new clothbound edition of one of the most famous science-fiction novels of the twentieth century, designed by the acclaimed Coralie-Bickford Smith.

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Wide Sargasso Sea Penguin Clothbound Classics

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Penguin Classic #ad - Penguin popular classics. After their marriage, however, disturbing rumours begin to circulate which poison her husband against her. A gorgeous clothbound edition of Jean Rhys's great masterpiece of desire and madness in the Caribbean, published for the novel's fiftieth anniversary. She took one of the works of genius of the nineteenth century and turned it inside-out to create one of the works of genius of the twentieth century' Michele Roberts, The Times Macmillan Collector S Library.

Penguin Books. Penguin group. Born into the oppressive, colonialist society of 1930s Jamaica, white Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent beauty and sensuality. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is inexorably driven towards madness, and her husband into the arms of another novel's heroine.

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