This year, Penguin Books and the prestigious Great Books Foundation, a pioneer in the promotion of lifelong learning through reading and discussion, launch a major new collaboration: Discussion Guides for Penguin Books from the Great Books Foundation.

The Great Books Foundation will select two titles each month one from the Penguin Classics series and one from Penguin's list of contemporary literature. Each book will bear the Great Books seal. Discussion guides to these books are now available online. Written by the Great Books Foundation and produced by Penguin, these guides are a joint endeavor to facilitate lively conversation about books of lasting value.

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Aeschylus, Oresteia
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy Volume I: Inferno
Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem
Jane Austen, Emma
Saul Bellow, Seize the Day
Charlotte Brontė, Jane Eyre
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita
Willa Cather, My Àntonia
J.M. Coetzee, Age of Iron
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Don DeLillo, Libra
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Lawrence Durrell, Justine
William Gaddis, Carpenter's Gothic
Nadine Gordimer, The Pickup
Herman Hesse, Siddhartha
Tess Uriza Holthe, When the Elephants Dance
Homer, The Odyssey
James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
James Joyce, Dubliners
William Kennedy, Ironweed
David Lodge, Thinks...
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto
W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage
John McGahern, Amongst Women
Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
Harry Mulisch, The Procedure
Iris Murdoch, The Bell
Grace Paley, Little Disturbances of Man
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way
Plato, The Last Days of Socrates
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and The Pearl
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and The Pearl(Spanish translation)
Stendhal, The Red and the Black
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
William Trevor, Two Lives
Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

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