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Sunset Song

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Terence Davies’ adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s novel charmed critics earlier this year—they called it “a grieving Scottish ballad of childhood's end” and praised its “astonishing beauty.” Gibbon’s original work, the first in the Scots Quair trilogy, tells the story of the young Scotswoman Chris Guthrie navigating Europe’s sea changes in the early twentieth century.

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Alan Walker

With an unbelievable two complete cycles under his belt, Alan Walker, our Senior Director of Academic Marketing and Sales has embarked on yet another Penguin Classics reading marathon from A–Z. Read Alan’s latest blog entries (now at B), as well as his first and second marathons.

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Poems By Heart

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Named one of the Best Apps of 2013 by Apple, Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics is a memorization game that will challenge you with classic poems from master wordsmiths including Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, and more.

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Little Black Classics

Little Black Classics

Penguin Books turned 80 in 2015, and to celebrate we released a special boxed set of 80 Little Black Classics—pocket-sized and millennia-spanning selections from writers as diverse as Sappho, Pu Songling and Tolstoy.

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Happy pub day to this beauty of a book! We hope you love CLASSIC PENGUIN: Cover to Cover as much as we do 🐧 #penguinclassics70 (🎥: @penguinartgroup) P.S. don't forget to tune in to today's Reddit AMA ( with our publisher Elda Rotor and creative director Paul Buckley at 4PM (ET)!

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