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Which Penguin Classic are you reading?

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nov. 26, 2007, 10:13 pm

I'm reading Oliver Twist by Dickens (2003). At the back there is a fabulous glossary of "thieve's slang and unusual words" and an 1837 map of London :)

nov. 29, 2007, 1:32 am

I'm reading, almost finished, Wolf Solent by John Cowper Powys. This edition is in the old Penguin Modern Classics series. An unusual book which I hope to post some notes on in the next few days.

nov. 29, 2007, 2:41 am

For interest, I acquired a copy of Novel on Yellow Paper (first published 1936, this edition 195?). I think it was the first of the 'stream of consciousness' novels; to my surprise, I am enjoying it!

jul. 7, 2008, 12:20 pm

I finished Seize the Day last week.

jul. 7, 2008, 12:22 pm

I was cleaning my basement and came across Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray .... haven't read this is more than 20 years. I have to read it again this week.

jul. 7, 2008, 6:36 pm

Soon to be starting The Eustace Diamonds. I've never read any Trollope before -- my mom says I'm in for a treat.

set. 12, 2008, 1:16 pm

i'm currently reading through penguin's subsidiary puffin's reprinting of classics. the puffin classics 2008 relaunch is what they are called. see http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Search/AdvSearchProc/1,,S437,00.html for all the releases.

i've just finished the secret garden and the little princess. i'm currently reading journey to the centre of the earth, and when that is done i'm going to start oliver twist.

oct. 28, 2008, 4:23 am

That brings back memories! My mother still has the original Puffin copy of A Little Princess which I loved, and loads of others too. Stig of the Dump comes to mind as one of my brothers' favourites.

oct. 28, 2008, 11:43 am

I'm leaving town for a week, and my I'm thinking about bringing one of my Arthurian-legend books with me (since my current reading is physics). Perhaps The Quest of the Holy Grail or Arthurian Romances.

In theory, I'd like to get started on Don Quixote, but the other two I mentioned are a bit more easily portable.

oct. 28, 2008, 11:57 am

Hello everyone, this is my first time posting here. I am currently reading The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Abridged Edition. I tried to read the older Penguin edition years ago, when I was a less patient reader and knew less about history. I'm making better progress now.

feb. 1, 2009, 11:52 am

I was in desperate need of a re-read of Dangerous Liasions. The evil cunning of of the Marquis and Vicomte never cease to entertain me.

LovesMacs, good luck with "Roman Empire." I find the Romans fascinating and have been wanting to read Gibbon's work for a while, but I keep getting frightened off by the sheer size of it. Perhaps I should try the abridged version, too.

març 27, 2009, 12:51 pm

I'm reading Crime and Punishment right now. I've read it some years ago in a portuguese edition and can assure you that PC translation is much better.
A really amazing book.

abr. 25, 2009, 1:40 am

Just finished the Kitto edition of the Nibelungenlied. I am about to start the most recent edition of The Epic of Gilgamesh.

Editat: maig 25, 2009, 8:14 pm

Soon to be starting The Eustace Diamonds. I've never read any Trollope before -- my mom says I'm in for a treat.

Indeed you are. Though personally I wouldn't start Trollope with The Eustace Diamonds, since that is number three in the six book Palliser series, and will make less sense without having read the first two (not to mention that the Palliser series is generally not my favorite Trollope.) I generally suggest that people start Trollope with The Warden and Barchester Towers, or Orley Farm, or The Vicar of Bullingham, or Marion Fay. I think those give the best introduction to what Trollope is about.

But any Trollope is more worth reading than most other books. (As is any Austen, Dickens, Hardy, Thackeray,or Gaskell, to mention just a few.)

juny 18, 2009, 12:14 pm

I've got "Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie" beside my bed... I'll start it as soon I finished my current read. I wanted to read Peter Pan in ages but never did until i found the Pengiun classic version of it my local book store.

oct. 9, 2010, 10:25 pm

I'm currently reading Gothic Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell. I'm not sure but I think this may be available only from Penguin Classics. It has a wonderful Gothic cover with art by David Friedrich Casper. Anyway, I'm a few stories into the collection and loving it so far.

jul. 22, 2011, 12:19 am

oct. 2, 2011, 9:47 pm

I just finished Evelina by Frances Burney, next will be The Last of the Mohicans and then The Scarlet Letter