June 1, 7:00pm — Harvard Book Store @ 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA
Join Kelly Link, author most recently of the collection Get in Trouble, for a 75th anniversary celebration of the life and work of English writer Angela Carter. Link is also providing a new introduction for our Classics Deluxe edition of Carter’s The Bloody Chamber, which goes on sale at the end of May.
Far from the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy's classic Wessex novel gets an injection of star power in Thomas Vinterberg's film adaptation, which opens in May in the United States. Carey Mulligan stars as Bathsheba Everdene, an independent soul whose transfer to a rural estate attracts the attentions of three unique suitors. Our new Hardcover Classics edition of Hardy’s breakout novel is based on his original 1874 manuscript and includes introductions by Rosemarie Morgan and Shannon Russell.
Testament of Youth
One of the great enduring works to spring from the War to End All Wars, Vera Brittain's memoir will hit the big screen in June 2015. James Kent's adaptation has already been nominated for awards in Britain, so now is the perfect time to brush up on her story with our black spine edition of the book, which is at once an elegy for lost innocence, a history of the first war to span the globe, and an early paean to the power of feminism in a world gone mad.
Read the greatest works of literature in Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
From Lucretius to Marcus Aurelius to Marx, these mini hardcovers pack 2,000 years of essential philosophy into six small-format volumes. With covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, illustrator of our perennially popular Hardcover Classics, they’re the perfect gift for anyone searching for meaning, enlightenment or ways to crush their political enemies.