J.D. Salinger's classic of adolescent angst is now available for the first time in trade paperback. Holden Caulfield, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there. First published 1951.
The Penguin English Library Edition of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 'I walk'd about on the shore, lifting up my hands, and my whole being, as I may say, wrapt up in the contemplation of my deliverance ... reflecting upon all my comrades that were drown'd, and that there should not be one soul sav'd ...Show more
For fans of Camelot and King Arthur, here are seven classic Arthurian legends, retold by a master storyteller and accompanied by beautiful illustrations and notes on their background. Drawing on the original medieval texts, Rosalind Kerven has reworked some of the most spellbinding stories in the Arthur ...Show more
Natsume Soseki's only coming-of-age novel, Sanshiro depicts the eponymous twenty-three-year-old protagonist as he leaves the sleepy countryside to attend a university in the constantly moving "real world" of Tokyo. Baffled and excited by the traffic, the academics, and-most of all-the women, Sanshiro mu ...Show more
A leading translation of Stoic philosophy in wise and practical aphorisms that have inspired Bill Clinton, Ryan Holiday, Anna Kendrick and many more. Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a wide range of fascinati ...Show more
Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. Comedy turns to tragedy as two couples fall in and out of love in Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shake ...Show more
Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. A magical escapist fantasy centered around the disruption of social order, The Tempest is one of Shake ...Show more
Far From the Madding Crowd was the first of Hardy's novels to give the name of Wessex to the landscape of south-west England and is set against the backdrop of the unchanging natural cycle of the year. The story both upholds and questions rural values with a startlingly modern sensibility. Part of the ...Show more
A timeless collection of stories told with a focus on children's perspectives. Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows is an enduring classic of children's literature, and has been beloved by readers of all ages since its publication in 1908. In addition to the delightful tale about the adven ...Show more
Emily Watson, star of the BBC adaptation, reads this classic story of Tom and Maggie Tulliver - brother and sister torn apart by the ignorance of one and the spirit of the other.
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Worldwide literature classic, among top 100 literary novels of all time. A must read for everybody.In the 1980s, Italo Calvino (the most-translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death) said in his essay "Why Read the Classics?" that "a classic is a ...Show more
With an introduction by comedian and novelist David Baddiel A novel in seven volumes, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is considered a major literary work of the twentieth century. And even more crucially, one that you should have read by now. However, as one of its most distinguishing features i ...Show more