Mini Modern Classics

Mini Modern Classics Box Set

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...

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The Gifts of War

The Gifts of War

Margaret Drabble

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...

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The Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall

H. G. Wells

Includes such stories as: The Door in the Wall , The Sea Raiders and The Moth .

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Chess

Chess

Stefan Zweig

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....

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The Cornet-player Who Betrayed Ireland

The Cornet-player Who Betrayed Ireland

Frank O'Connor

Contains such stories as: The Cornet-Player Who Betrayed Ireland , Guests of the Nation , A Story by Maupassant , and First Confession .

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Flypaper

Flypaper

Robert Musil

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 .

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Red Rose, White Rose

Red Rose, White Rose

Eileen Chang

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...

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The Colour Out of Space

The Colour Out of Space

Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Includes the three stories: The Colour Out Of Space , The Outsider and The Hound .

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Canon Alberic's Scrap-book

Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book

M. R. James

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...

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Hell Screen

Hell Screen

Ryunosuke Akutagawa

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...

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Dear Illusion

Dear Illusion

Kingsley Amis

'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.'

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The Expelled

The Expelled

Samuel Beckett

Includes: The Expelled and First Love .

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Bluebeard

Bluebeard

Angela Carter

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...

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Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady

Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady

Robert Coover

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.

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Babylon Revisited

Babylon Revisited

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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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