Books published by Penguin UK

The Shadow World

Penguin UK | August 18, 2019 | 696 pages
Andrew Feinstein is on a mission: to expose the lies, corruption and death-dealing at the heart of the modern arms trade. Whether it is the scandalous BAE Systems deals involving Britain and Saudi Arabia or the US Congressional-Military-Industrial Complex, he lays bare shocking stories of bribery,... More Info

Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector, & Selected Stories

Penguin UK | December 1, 2005 | 330 pages
Nikolai Gogol's short fiction, collected here as The Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector and Selected Stories, deeply influenced later Russian literature with powerful depictions of a society dominated by petty bureaucracy and base corruption. This Penguin Classics edition is translated... More Info

The Prose Edda

Penguin UK | July 28, 2005 | 180 pages
The stirring, bloody, and tragic saga that inspired such artists as Wagner, Borges, and Tolkien Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the source of most of what we know of Norse mythology. Its tales are peopled by giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman... More Info

Karl Marx

Penguin UK | May 4, 2017 | 500 pages
'A deeply original and illuminating account of Marx's journey through the intellectual history of the nineteenth century... a profound reappraisal and a gripping read' Christopher Clark, author of The Sleepwalkers As the nineteenth century unfolded, its inhabitants had to come to terms with an... More Info

The Art of Flight

Penguin UK | July 25, 2017 | 192 pages
Stories just begin. We rarely know where and almost never why. It doesn't matter. Nothing is certain any longer. I just want to shut my eyes, point at random and say, as a sort of experiment, that once, when I was sixteen years old, I spent a whole night singing romantic songs in the top of a pine... More Info

The Republic

Penguin UK | May 31, 2007 | 416 pages
One of the greatest works of philosophy and political theory ever produced, Plato's The Republic has shaped western thought for thousands of years, remaining as relevant today as when it was first written in the Ancient Greece. This Penguin Classics edition is translated by Desmond lee with a new... More Info

Islamic Mystical Poetry

Penguin UK | October 29, 2009 | 336 pages
'When the sun of your face shone, The atoms of the two worlds came to life' Written from the ninth to the twentieth century, these poems represent the peak of Islamic Mystical writing, from Rabia Basri to Mian Mohammad Baksh.  More Info

The Little Book of Hygge

Penguin UK | September 1, 2016 | 288 pages
Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by... More Info

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Penguin UK | May 14, 2008 | 450 pages
A nineteenth-century boy, floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave, becomes involved with a feuding family, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt, who mistakes him for Tom.  More Info

The Blazing World and Other Writings

Penguin UK | March 31, 1994 | 230 pages
Flamboyant, theatrical and ambitious, Margaret Cavendish was one of the seventeenth century’s most striking figures: a woman who ventured into the male spheres of politics, science, philosophy and literature. The Blazing World is a highly original work: part Utopian fiction, part feminist text,... More Info

The Future of an Illusion

Penguin UK | August 7, 2008 | 112 pages
This investigation of religion by greatest psychoanalyst of the twentieth-century explores the role faith can take in the life of man, what it can mean to us and why as a species we are inclined towards it. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see... More Info

An Outline of Psychoanalysis

Penguin UK | July 31, 2003 | 235 pages
One of fifteen volumes in the new Freud series commissioned for Penguin by series editor Adam Phillips. Part of a plan to generate a new, non-specialist Freud for a wide readership, which goes way beyond the institutional/clinical market and presents material to the reader in a new way. This volume... More Info

The Unconscious

Penguin UK | September 29, 2005 | 105 pages
One of Freud�s central achievements was to demonstrate how unacceptable thoughts and feelings are repressed into the unconscious, from where they continue to exert a decisive influence over our lives. This volume contains a key statement about evidence for the unconscious, and how it works, as... More Info

Mass Psychology

Penguin UK | December 2, 2004 | 305 pages
These works reveal Freud at his most iconoclastic, asking challenging questions about the powerful attraction of group identity - how this has the power to bind us and drive us to hatred. In Mass Psychology (1921) he explores the psyche as a social force, with a compelling analysis of how... More Info

The Dead

Penguin UK | September 16, 2010 | 464 pages
The second heart-stopping, mind-blowing book in this killer series - the Enemy is back. A terrible disease is striking everyone over the age of fourteen. Death walks the streets. Nowhere is safe. Maxie, Blue and the rest of the Holloway crew aren't the only kids trying to escape the ferocious... More Info

The Enemy

Penguin UK | June 1, 2010 | 432 pages
When the sickness came, every parent, police officer, politician - every adult fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry. Only children under fourteen remain, and they're fighting to survive. Now there are rumours of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children... More Info

Studies in Hysteria

Penguin UK | March 25, 2004 | 315 pages
The tormenting of the body by the troubled mind, hysteria is among the most pervasive of human disorders - yet at the same time it is the most elusive. Freud�s recognition that hysteria stemmed from traumas in the patient�s past transformed the way we think about sexuality. Studies in Hysteria... More Info

The Heart of the Dales

Penguin UK | June 26, 2008 | 400 pages
Gervase Phinn is back with his tales of life as a schools inspector in Yorkshire. His colourful cast of characters have now become firm favourites - the mostly mad staff at County Hall as well as the children themselves who find ways of embarrassing the school inspectors with innocent ease. We... More Info

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

Penguin UK | July 4, 2002 | 320 pages
This collection of writings is famous for giving us the phrase 'Freudian slip'. It also builds up a strong social history of Vienna and the middle-class social milieu of Freud and his patients. Through a series of case histories, some no longer than a few lines long, Freud explores how it is that... More Info

Wild Analysis

Penguin UK | November 28, 2002 | 221 pages
This volume brings together Freud's most significant writings on psychoanalytic method and the question of psychoanalytic technique. The fundamental concern of these works is the complex relationship between patient and analyst.  More Info

The Psychology of Love

Penguin UK | September 7, 2006 | 326 pages
A collection of Freud's major texts on love, human relations and loss, including: The Taboo on Virginity; On Female Sexuality; A Child is Being Beaten; Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality and the case history Dora.  More Info

The Iliad

By Homer
Penguin UK | January 30, 2003 | 462 pages
Chronicles the Greek siege of Troy and the war that ensued.  More Info

Once a Jailbird

Penguin UK | August 18, 2019 | 487 pages
For Willi Kufult, prison life means staying out of trouble, keeping his cell clean, snagging a precious piece of tobacco - and dreaming of the day of his release.Then he gets out.As Willi tries to make a new life for himself in Hamburg, finding a job and even love, he still cannot escape his past.  More Info

Interpreting Dreams

Penguin UK | September 7, 2006 | 657 pages
In addition to Freud's groundbreaking text, this magnificent volume includes 16 essays by noted author and Freud scholar Masson. Exquisite art from many Modernist and Surrealist artists appears throughout, and Masson's sidebars appear as booklets "hidden" in the full-spread artwork.  More Info

Notes from Walnut Tree Farm

Penguin UK | October 30, 2008 | 308 pages
For the last six years of his life, Roger Deakin kept notebooks in which he wrote his daily thoughts, impressions, feelings and observations. Discursive, personal and often impassioned, they reveal the way he saw the world, whether it be observing the teeming ecosystem that was Walnut Tree Farm,... More Info


Penguin UK | August 18, 2019 | 416 pages
From the walnut tree at his Suffolk home, Roger Deakin embarks upon a quest that takes him through Britain, across Europe, to Central Asia and Australia, in search of what lies behind man�s profound and enduring connection with wood and with trees. Meeting woodlanders of all kinds, he lives in... More Info


Penguin UK | March 1, 1993 | 624 pages
Records Marx's critical study of capitalism as an economic system and briefly evaluates his handling of the subject  More Info