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The Aeneid

By Virgil
ePenguin | March 27, 2003 | 368 pages
Virgil's Aeneid, inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took as his hero Aeneas, legendary survivor of the fall of Troy and father of the Roman race, and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and... More Info

The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro

ePenguin | March 31, 2005 | 224 pages
A French courtier, secret agent, libertine and adventurer, Beaumarchais (1732-99) was also author of two sparkling plays about the scoundrelly valet Figaro - triumphant successes that were used as the basis of operas by Mozart and Rossini. A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville... More Info

The Communist Manifesto

ePenguin | August 1, 2002 | 287 pages
The political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program, with an introduction analyzing its significance to the realities of today and to Marx's own times.  More Info

The eastern front, 1914-1917

ePenguin | July 1, 1998 | 352 pages
Professor Stone's account of the World War I on the Eastern front, now reissued with a new introduction.  More Info

Homage to Catalonia

ePenguin | March 1, 2000 | 272 pages
George Orwell's account of his experience as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. The book describes the chaos at the Front, the futile young deaths for what became a confused cause, the antique weapons and the disappointment many British Socialists felt on arriving in Spain to help.  More Info

White Teeth

ePenguin | January 25, 2001 | 541 pages
In the author's words, this novel is an attempt at a comic family epic of little England into which an explosion of ethnic colour is injected. It tells the story of three families, one Indian, one white, one mixed, in North London and Oxford from World War II to the present day.  More Info

One-Way Street and Other Writings

ePenguin | October 29, 2009 | 278 pages
Walter Benjamin - philosopher, essayist, literary and cultural theorist - was one of the most original writers and thinkers of the twentieth century. This new selection brings together Benjamin's major works, including 'One-Way Street', his dreamlike, aphoristic observations of urban life in Weimar... More Info

Trouble with Lichen

ePenguin | August 7, 2008 | 208 pages
Francis Saxover and Diana Brackley, two scientists investigating a rare lichen, discover it has a remarkable property: it retards the aging process. Francis, realising the implications for the world of an ever-youthful, wealthy elite, wants to keep it secret, but Diana sees an opportunity to... More Info

Agricola and Germania

ePenguin | January 7, 2010 | 176 pages
The Agricola is both a portrait of Julius Agricola - the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law - and the first detailed account of Britain that has come down to us. It offers fascinating descriptions of the geography, climate and peoples of the... More Info

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

ePenguin | April 26, 2001 | 272 pages
Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written. "From the Trade Paperback edition.  More Info

The Communist Manifesto

ePenguin | September 2, 2004 | 128 pages
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves � and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives � and destroyed them. Now Penguin... More Info

The Spirit Level

ePenguin | November 4, 2010 | 400 pages
Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Greeks?  More Info

At Swim-Two-Birds

ePenguin | February 24, 2000 | 224 pages
"That's a real writer, with the true comic spirit. A really funny book." James Joyce.  More Info


ePenguin | August 19, 1993 | 904 pages
Written during the winter of 1857-8, the Grundrisse was considered by Marx to be the first scientific elaboration of communist theory. A collection of seven notebooks on capital and money, it both develops the arguments outlined in the Communist Manifesto (1848) and explores the themes and theses... More Info