With one complete cycle under his belt, Alan Walker, our Senior Director of Academic Marketing and Sales, embarks on yet another Penguin Classics reading marathon of one book by an author per letter of the alphabet. Read Alan's latest blog entries (now at V), as well as his entire first marathon.
Poems By Heart App from Penguin Classics
Poems By Heart App 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. You'll rack up high scores and achievements on your way to reciting 24 poems from heart, with recordings you can share online and email to your friends.
Poems By Heart uses brain-training techniques to make remembering poetry easy and funin a fast and responsive game. Each poem features two new and exclusive dramatic readings, and all-new original art. The works of John Keats, Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll, and fifteen other masters of poetry are featured in verses of adventure, romance, and horror, all carefully selected and edited by the experts at Penguin Classics.
Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and essential Civic Classics from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life, including the founding documents, pivotal historical speeches, and important Supreme Court decisions, to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues.
Penguin Classics: A Complete Annotated Listing iPhone App
Discover Penguin Classicson the go!
The Penguin Classics: A Complete Annotated Listing iPhone App is an exciting Web-based app that connects you to the classics like never before, putting the complete, annotated descriptions of all Penguin Classics currently in print right in your pocket. Includes a fun and engaging Classics quiz, a "Discover the Classics" section, and more!
The World of Les Misérables
Tom Hooper's recent film adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel isn't just a popular blockbuster, it's a critical success as wellwith three Oscar wins, it does ol' Victor proud. Penguin publishes a movie tie-in edition of Les Misérables, but if you're feeling indulgent you can also reach for our Hardcover Classics edition, designed by renowned illustrator Coralie Bickford-Smith. (Or opt for the timeless black-spine Classic. Your choice.)
Oz the Great and Powerful
Sam Raimi's directorial venture into the weird world of L. Frank Baum's Oz is a classic story of adventure and bravery, augmented by some of the biggest stars in cinema todayJames Franco, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz among them. It'll make you want to dive right back into Baum's books, and we have the perfect edition for you: our Penguin Threads The Wizard of Oz, which features embroidered cover artwork by Jillian Tamaki embellishing three of Baum's original Oz stories.
The Flawless Anna Karenina
If you missed Keira Knightley and Jude Law on the big screen last winter, you're in luck: Joe Wright's Anna Karenina adaptation is now available on DVD. Also available: the award-winning and authoritative Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation of Leo Tolstoy's novel.
Penguin Civic Classics
Wear your civic pride with "Common Sense" or "Join, or Die" Civic Classics T-Shirts, all designed in the U.S. and made in the U.S. (And make sure you pick up a Penguin Civic Classic or six to complete the ensemble.)