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Screening Room Special

The Ten Essential Penguin Classics

Visit the Ten Essential Penguin Classics minisite to learn more about each individual book, read a roundtable discussion of four Penguin staffers talking about how the list was compiled, and enter a sweepstakes to win all ten essential Penguin Classics.

There are a myriad of reasons to read classic works of literature, just one of which is to catch the numerous references that appear in movies, television, politics, and throughout pop culture. In this Penguin Screening Room Special: The Ten Essential Penguin Classics, you can see what happens to a hapless young suitor who hasn't yet read our Essential Classics. How many of them have you read?

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