Reading Guides
Penguin's new series of Reading Guides will enhance your reading experience and stimulate group discussions. The guides include enlightening introductions that set the works within a historical and literary context.

The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Book of Mormon Translated by Joseph Smith
Candide by Voltaire
Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevksy
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders by Robertson Davies
The Divine Comedy Volume I: The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
Dubliners by James Joyce
Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt
Emma by Jane Austen
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Grapes of Wrath, The Pearl and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Herzog by Saul Bellow
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Howards End by E. M. Forster
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy: I. The Wreath, II. The Wife, III. The Cross by Sigrid Undset
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (includes The Loss of the Ship Essex and In the Heart of the Sea)
The Moonstone and The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
My Ántonia by Willa Cather
The Odyssey by Homer
The Oresteia by Aeschylus
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution by Mariano Azuela
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Winter in the Blood and The Death of Jim Loney by James Welch