Category: Classics | Reading Level: 6-12
These volumes represent each author's best and most famous writings. This finely crafted and affordable series offers the works of these world-renowned authors to a wider audience. Includes "Alice in Wonderland, "The Hunting of the Snark, "Sylvie and Bruno, and "Through the Looking Glass.
Category: Classics | Reading Level: General Adult
On the Origin of Species is Charles Darwin's classic treatise on his theory of evolution and natural selection and is among the most important works in the history of science and evolutionary biology. When on board H.M.S. Beagle, as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of ...Show more
'Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible.' A potted history of the women who pioneered feminism and changed the world. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ...Show more
Illustrates Charles Dickens' criticism of social status and the possibilities of crossing social boundaries through hard work and good will - a reflection of his own ascendance from poverty to great success as a novelist and social commentator, a theatrical performer and editor of a number of important ...Show more
'I cried, "Come, tell me how you live!" And thumped him on the head.' Conjuring wily walruses, dancing lobsters, a Jabberwock and a Bandersnatch, Carroll's fantastical verse gave new words to the English language.
'Ko-ax, ko-ax, ko-ax!Now listen, you musical twerps,I don't give a damn for your burps!' A biting comedy from the great Ancient Greek playwright. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of ...Show more
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERTHE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERFrom the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's OdysseyChosen as must-read book of 2018 by the Guardian, i, Mail on S ...Show more
'How can the bird that is born for joy / Sit in a cage and sing?' A selection of Blake's most haunting verse, including 'The Songs of Innocence and Experience'. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives rea ...Show more
'You elegant fowl!' Exuberant and ingenious, Lear's best-loved poems tell of jumblies, quangle wangles and luminous noses. This is one of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' hu ...Show more
Sherlock Holmes is the greatest fictional detective in the world. The hero of 56 short stories and four novels, he is so convincing that letters still arrive at 221b Baker Street seeking his help, and when it was thought that he had died in his clash with the evil Professor Moriarty ('the Napoleon of Cr ...Show more
Behind this rather prim and proper title lies the hilarious fictional diary of a long-suffering, disaster-prone Devon lady of the 1930s, and her attempts to keep her somewhat ramshackle household from falling into chaos: there's her husband Robert, who, when he's not snoozing behind The Times, does ever ...Show more
'All I had experienced, all the stories I had read or dreamed came to me the moment I, a stranger, turned the key in the lock of the unknown house.' In a sweltering basement in downtown Baltimore, Mavis Halleton, writer, ventriloquist and gossip, is struggling to write her novel when an unexpected invit ...Show more