Mini Modern Classics
Mini Modern Classics Box Set
The short story is we're going to change the way you read.
2011 is the fiftieth anniversary of the Penguin Modern Classics.
To celebrate we're publishing fifty mini Modern Classics. They're
full of the best short fiction...
The Gifts of War
One of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation, the author is an unmatched observer of postwar English lives, portraying social change, sexual liberation, landscape, class and the messy complications of human relationships...
The Door in the Wall
Includes such stories as: The Door in the Wall , The Sea Raiders and The Moth .
A group of passengers on a cruise ship challenge the world chess
champion to a match. At first, they crumble, until they are helped
by whispered advice from a stranger in the crowd – a man who will
risk everything to win....
The Cornet-player Who Betrayed Ireland
Contains such stories as: The Cornet-Player Who Betrayed Ireland , Guests of the Nation , A Story by Maupassant , and First Confession .
Includes such stories as: Flypaper , Monkey Island , Fisherman on the Baltic , Sheep , As Seen in Another Light , Sarcophagus Cover , Monuments , The Paint Spreader , It's Lovely Here and The Blackbird .
Red Rose, White Rose
There were two women in Zhenbao's life: one he called his white rose, the other his red rose. One was a spotless wife, the other a passionate mistress. Isn't that just how the average man describe a chaste widow's devotion to her...
The Colour Out of Space
Includes the three stories: The Colour Out Of Space , The Outsider and The Hound .
Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book
Features four stories, in which figures appear in paintings, demonic voices are heard, books awaken ancient horrors - and ordinary objects and situations are transformed into inescapable nightmares. This book includes: Canon...
One of the towering figures of modern Japanese writing, Akutagawa's early career was distinguished by imaginative, beautifully crafted stories of medieval Japan, rich with period detail. This book features two of his stories Hell...
'I suppose it was conceited of me. But it was fun. And I felt like getting a bit of my own back on some of the people who'd conned and flattered me into wasting all those years.'
Includes: The Expelled and First Love .
Features fairy tales that conjure up a world of resourceful women, black-hearted villains, wily animals and incredible transformations. This book includes: Bluebeard , Little Red Riding Hood , Puss in Boots , The Sleeping...
The Strange Crime of John Boulnois
Includes: The Strange Crime of John Boulnois and The Blue Cross .
Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady
Paul stepped off the curb and got hit by a truck. He didn't know what it was that hit him at first, but now, here on his back, under the truck, there could be no doubt.
F Scott Fitzgerald's stories defined the 1920s 'Jazz Age' generation, with their glittering dreams and tarnished hopes. This book features three tales of a fragile recovery, a cut-glass bowl and a life lost. It portrays the...
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