Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Charlotte Brontë's first published novel, Jane Eyre was immediately recognised as a work of genius when it appeared in 1847. Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. How she takes up the post of governess at Thornfield Hall, meets and loves Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage are elements in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than that traditionally accorded to her sex in Victorian society.
The most cherished novels from England's talented sisters, all in one gorgeously packaged volume The Brontë family was a literary phenomenon unequalled before or since. Both Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights have won lofty places in the pantheon and stirred the romantic sensibilities of generations of readers. For the first time ever, Penguin Classics unites these two enduring favorites with the lesser known but no less powerful work by their youngest sister, Anne. Drawn from Anne's own experiences as a governess, Agnes Grey offers a compelling view of Victorian chauvinism and materialism. Its inclusion makes The Brontë Sisters a must-have volume for anyone fascinated by this singularly talented family. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. 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.
An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. This couture-inspired collection also features Jane Eyre, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter and Wuthering Heights. Ruben Toledo’s breathtaking drawings have appeared in such high-fashion magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Visionaire. Now he’s turning his talented hand to illustrating the gorgeous deluxe editions of three of the most beloved novels in literature. Here Elizabeth Bennet’s rejection of Mr. Darcy, Hester Prynne’s fateful letter “A”, and Catherine Earnshaw’s wanderings on the Yorkshire moors are transformed into witty and surreal landscapes to appeal to the novels’ aficionados and the most discerning designer’s eyes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. 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.
Jane comes from nothing but is hungry for everything that life can offer her. She manages to survive her tragic childhood through sheer spirit and strength of character. And when she finds work as a governess in a mysterious mansion, it seems she has finally met her match in the darkly fascinating Mr Rochester. But Thornfield Hall contains a shameful secret, one that could keep Jane and Rochester apart forever. Can she choose between what is right and her one chance of happiness?
Fifty timeless novels in one collection, plus additional bonus classics: The Oresteia (Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides) by Aeschylus; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by W. B. Stanford; Notes by W. B. Stanford Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Deluxe Edition) by Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Introduction by Haruki Murakami; Translated by Jay Rubin; Illustrated by Yoshihiro Tatsumi Little Women (150th-Anniversary Annotated Deluxe Edition) by Louisa May Alcott; Foreword by Patti Smith; Edited by Anne Boyd Rioux; Introduction by Anne Boyd Rioux; Notes by Anne Boyd Rioux The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri; Translated by Robin Kirkpatrick (contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso) Between Past and Future by Hannah Arendt and Jerome Kohn Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt; Introduction by Amos Elon Pride and Prejudice (Deluxe Edition) by Jane Austen; Illustrated by Ruben Toledo The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie; Introduction by Jack Zipes (contains Peter Pan, Peter and Wendy, and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens) The Wizard of Oz And Other Wonderful Books of Oz: The Emerald City of Oz and Glinda of Oz (Deluxe Edition) by L. Frank Baum; Introduction by Jack Zipes; Notes by Jack Zipes; Illustrated by Rachell Sumpter Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings by Nellie Bly; Edited by Jean Marie Lutes; Introduction by Jean Marie Lutes; Notes by Jean Marie Lutes; Foreword by Maureen Corrigan The Brontë Sisters (Deluxe Edition) by Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë (contains Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Wuthering Heights By Emily Brontë, and Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (150th-Anniversary Deluxe Edition) by Lewis Carroll; Introduction by Charlie Lovett; Illustrated by John Tenniel In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin The Spy by James Fenimore Cooper Great Expectations (Deluxe Edition) by Charles Dickens; Introduction by Tanya Agathocleous; Illustrated by Tom Haugomat Crime and Punishment (Deluxe Edition) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Translated by Oliver Ready; Introduction by Oliver Ready; Notes by Oliver Ready; Illustrated by Zohar Lazar The Three Musketeers (Deluxe Edition) by Alexandre Dumas; Translated by Richard Pevear; Illustrated by Tom Gauld The Psychopathology of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud; Translated by Anthea Bell; Introduction by Paul Keegan The Iliad by Homer; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by Bernard Knox The Odyssey by Homer; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by Bernard Knox; Notes by Bernard Knox The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson; Introduction by Laura Miller We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Deluxe Edition) by Shirley Jackson; Introduction by Jonathan Lethem; Illustrated by Thomas Ott Niels Lyhne by Jens Peter Jacobsen; Translated by Tiina Nunnally; Introduction by Eric Johannesson On the Road: The Original Scroll (Deluxe Edition) by Jack Kerouac; Introduction by Howard Cunnell, Penny Vlagopoulos, George Mouratidis and Joshua Kupetz Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories by Jack London The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft; Introduction by S.T. Joshi The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham All My Sons by Arthur Miller The Crucible by Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe by Fernando Pessoa Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (Deluxe Edition) by John Steinbeck; Edited by Chase Horton; Foreword by Christopher Paolini East of Eden by John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck The Short Novels of John Steinbeck (Deluxe Edition) by John Steinbeck (contains Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row, and The Pearl) Of Mice and Men and The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck (in theatrical play format) Dracula (Deluxe Edition) by Bram Stoker; Illustrated by Ruben Toledo Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; Foreword by Elif Batuman; Introduction by Sarah Blackwood; Notes by Laura Dluzynski Quinn Three Novels of New York (Deluxe Edition) by Edith Wharton; Introduction by Jonathan Franzen; Illustrated by Richard Gray (contains The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence) When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats We by Yevgeny Zamyatin; Translated by Clarence Brown; Introduction by Clarence Brown
Introduction by George Bernard Shaw • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations—until he is inexplicably elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters—including a terrifying convict named Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, Great Expectations is a tale of intrigue, unattainable love, and all of the happiness money can’t buy. “Great Expectations has the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language,” according to John Irving, and J. Hillis Miller declares, “Great Expectations is the most unified and concentrated expression of Dickens’s abiding sense of the world, and Pip might be called the archetypal Dickens hero.” INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE