Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Listing iPhone App
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About the App

For sixty-five years Penguin Classics has been the leading publisher of literature in the English-speaking world, providing readers with a global bookshelf of the greatest works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Now, in an effort to further encourage the discovery of great literature, the Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Listing iPhone App puts information about each of Penguin Classics titles in the palm of your hand.

In addition to featuring annotated descriptions of over 1,500 Penguin Classics titles, the app challenges readers to test their Penguin Classics knowledge with a fun and engaging quiz that spans over 65 Classics works. For those new to the Classics or unsure of what you want to read, the app features a “Discover the Classics” section that lets you pick what Classics you should read based on your interests. Feeling lucky? Give your iPhone a shake and let the app pick a title for you.

Additional unique features include:

  • Facebook integration so you can share quiz scores, along with the Penguin Classics you've read and those you're planning to read, with your Facebook friends.
  • An Essential Classics section, a must for any Classics aficionado
  • A My Classics section where users can bookmark titles as well as keep track of Classics that they've read or want to read
  • The app will be continually updated with news, additional quizzes and lists, events info, and the latest Penguin Classics titles.

Penguin Classics: Because what you read matters.

Note:

  • You must have 3G or Wifi enabled on your device in order to utilize this App.

Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Listing iPhone App

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About Penguin Classics

Because what you read matters.

For sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world, providing readers with a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. We focus on bringing together the best of the past and the future, using cutting-edge design and production as well as embracing the digital age to create unforgettable editions of treasured literature. Penguin Classics is timeless and trend setting. Whether you love our familiar black-spine series, our Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions, or our Penguin Enriched eBook Classics, we bring the writer to the reader in every format available.

Praise

"Penguin Classics—publisher of lit guides, special editions, and classics ranging from The Odyssey to On the Road—is doing for iPhone book browsing what Urbanspoon did for restaurant searching."—Fast Company

"Penguin Classics has one of the finest back catalogs of books anywhere ... And they just made that catalog available as a free iPhone app."—The Dayton Daily News

"Social-media buttons can broadcast your love of Homer's Odyssey or Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities to your friends, and a 'More Like This' button will direct you to related titles. Most enjoyable, however, are the quizzes...that ask questions across all 65 titles (you can choose a quiz that takes one, five or 10-minutes long) if you want to relive that comp lit class you took freshman year."—New York Times/Gadetwise

"We may still be waiting for Penguin's beautiful children's book-reading iPad app, but if you favor their Classics range, this free annotated listing app will be a nice companion to that battered paperback you always carry around."—Gizmodo.com

"If you're a lover of classic literature and also an app addict, this will certainly satisfy."—Phillyburbs.com