Academic Services

Welcome to Penguin Group (USA)’s Academic pages, a collection of useful information about our books, authors, and programs designed to meet the needs of teachers and students. As the first and we think, foremost, paperback publisher of classics, and the publisher of such modern writers as John Steinbeck, Arthur Miller, William Trevor, Julia Alvarez, T.C. Boyle, Saul Bellow, J.M. Coetzee, Junot Díaz and Khaled Hosseini, to name a few, our books have long been classroom favorites. Our editors listen hard to teacher comments and work to grow our lists of intellectually important and relevant texts. We aim to provide you, students and teachers alike, with the best titles at the most affordable prices. With the Penguin Classics our partnership with teachers has now prospered for 55 years:

The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it from me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself.
E.V. Rieu, founding editor of the Penguin Classics, on his retirement in 1964

 

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Sweepstakes and Contests

Penguin Classics Essay Contest

 

We are proud to host our Penguin Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest, in which five high school freshmen or sophomores can each win a scholarship award plus a selection of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions for their school. 

No purchase necessary. Open to US residents, ages 14-16. Contest begins July 1, 2017.  Entries must be postmarked on or by April 28, 2018 and received on or by May 5, 2018. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. See Official Rules for full details.

22nd Annual Signet Classics Essay Contest

 

Our annual Signet Classics Essay Contest offers high school students a chance to win tuition dollars. Read more about this year’s topic and the contest rules.

No purchase necessary. Open to US residents, ages 16-18. Contest begins July 1, 2017.  Entries must be postmarked on or by April 14, 2018 and received on or by April 21, 2018. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. See Official Rules for full details

 

 

 

Tools and Services

Browse our annotated subject catalogs featuring the best we have to offer in the wide range of subjects online or print them to keep as a reference.

Resources

Desk Copies

Instructions on how to go about ordering desk copies.

Teacher’s Guides

Written by scholars, these useful guides offer suggestions for teaching.

Conference Calendar

A regularly updated list of academic conferences with dates and venue locations.

Projection Guides

iPad Projection Guide

Download the iPad Projection Guide and the Google Books Projection Guide.

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