Series: Dream StoryPaperbackArthur Schnitzler9780241284483$8.99FICTION Feb 28, 2017
’Her fragrant body and burning red lips’ A married couple reveal their darkest sexual fantasies to each other, in this erotic psychodrama of infidelity, transgression and decadence in early twentieth-century Vienna. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
Series: SanshiroPaperbackNatsume Soseki9780241284469$12.99FICTION Feb 28, 2017
’Even bigger than Japan is the inside of your head. Don’t ever surrender yourself - not to Japan, not to anything’ A shy, unworldly young student has his eyes opened to Tokyo’s bustling metropolis, in this delicate, bitter-sweet work of innocence and experience from Japan’s foremost modern novelist. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
Series: Don't Look NowPaperbackDaphne du Maurier9780241259726$12.99FICTION Feb 28, 2017
’Now, ill-lit, almost in darkness, the windows of the houses shuttered, the water dank, the scene appeared altogether different, neglected, poor, and the long narrow boots moored to the slippery steps of cellar entrances looked like coffins.’ A slow-burning masterpiece of horror recounting a grieving couple’s fateful visit to Venice, Don’t Look Now is accompanied here by further short tales of desire and dread. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
Saved, rescued, fished-up, half-drowned, out of the deep, dark river, dry clothes, hair shampooed and set… Set in a 1930s Paris of shabby hotel rooms, seedy bars and drunken encounters, Jean Rhys’s semi-autobiographical portrayal of a young woman’s sexual encounters is a searingly honest exploration of loneliness and yearning. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
Series: Storm of SteelPaperbackErnst Junger9780241261996$14.99FICTION Feb 28, 2017
’Out of the hideously scarred soil of Flanders rose black, splintered trunks of trees’ In one of the greatest war memoirs ever written, an ordinary German soldier recalls the horror and bloodlust of combat on the Western Front with brutal, unflinching candour and stark simplicity. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
’The way I need you is a loneliness I cannot bear’ Making its twenty-three-year-old author an overnight literary sensation, this story of isolated, lost lives intersecting in a small town in the American South is a masterpiece of humane sensitivity. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
’40,000 francs, which lay before him in a heap of gold and banknotes.’ Written in twenty-six days to pay off Dostoyevsky’s own roulette debts, The Gambler is a graphic psychological study of addiction, accompanied here by a brilliant short story of excruciating social embarrassment. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
’The eyes that glanced at me shone with a pale-green light’ A crazed vivisectionist engineers a new super-breed of monstrous ’Beast Men’ on a remote Pacific island, in H. G. Wells’s Victorian scientific nightmare of man playing god. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
’He scampered over rooftops, swam in deep water, leapt from balconies.’ Set in the vanished world of the shtetl of nineteenth-century eastern Europe, this spellbinding fable tells the story of Yasha: magician, mesmerist, juggler, sword swallower, master of escape - and breaker of hearts.
Series: Wind, Sand and StarsPaperbackAnotine De Saint-exupery9780241261644$12.99FICTION Feb 28, 2017
’It was a dark night, with only occasional scattered lights glittering like stars on the plain’ The aviator and author of The Little Prince describes vast, otherworldly landscapes, crash landings and magical encounters in his transcendent account of flying over the Sahara and the Andes. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series
Series: MonkeyPaperbackWu Ch'Eng-En9780241259184$12.99FICTION Feb 28, 2017
’“After all,” he said, “you’re only a monkey spirit. How can you delude yourself into supposing that you can seize the Jade Emperor’s throne?”’ Featuring the adventures of the irrepressible, cloud-riding trickster Monkey and his band of unruly disciples, this centuries-old Chinese fantasy blends beauty with absurdity, nonsense with profundity.
Series: Lust, CautionPaperbackEileen Chang9780241259092$12.99FICTION Feb 28, 2017
’Dead, she was his ghost’ A gripping, intensely atmospheric story of love, espionage and betrayal in wartime Shanghai, Lust, Caution is accompanied here by four more shimmering tales of Chinese life.
Series: The Good SoldierPaperbackFord Madox Ford9780241259405$12.99FICTION Feb 28, 2017
’All the world was mad around her and she herself, agonized, took on the complexion of a mad woman; of a woman very wicked.’ In ’the saddest story I have ever heard’, a naïve American abroad unfolds a devastating tale of two seemingly respectable Edwardian marriages destroyed by infidelity and lies.
Series: Dead SoulsPaperbackNikolay Gogol9780241259993$12.99FICTION Feb 28, 2017
’Hey, you with the beard!’ A coiffured con man travels across Russia’s rural backwaters, buying the souls of dead serfs from their owners to make his fortune, in Gogol’s exuberant, bravura masterwork: the greatest comedy in Russian literature.
Series: The Age of ReasonPaperbackJean-Paul Sartre9780241259696$12.99FICTION Feb 28, 2017
“’How are you?’ said Mathieu. ’I thought you were dead.’” Following a Parisian philosophy teacher through the cafés and bars of Montparnasse over two days in the sweltering summer of 1938, Sartre’s searing novel explores what it truly means to be free.
Series: Put Out More FlagsPaperbackEvelyn Waugh9780241261699$12.99POLITICAL SCIENCE Feb 28, 2017
’The hideous, then unfamiliar shriek of the air-raid sirens sang out over London.’ Upper-class rogues, bohemians, dowagers, socialites, bureaucrats and delinquent evacuees prepare for England to change forever, in this hilarious and deadly serious 1942 satire on the ’phoney war’.
Series: Eugenie GrandetPaperbackHonore de Balzac9780241260050$12.99FICTION Feb 28, 2017
’’Me have that golden gown!’’ A blameless girl and her monstrous relatives clash over love and money in Balzac’s matchless portrayal of greed in a French provincial town.
’Berlin-west, a morning in May.’ An aspiring young Berlin actress turns the tables on her lustful middle-aged admirer, in Nabokov’s deadpan, deliciously cruel story of hopeless infatuation and horribly inventive revenge.
’It flashed upon me suddenly: they were going to shoot me!’ This electrifying eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution, written by an American journalist in St Petersburg as the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, is an unsurpassed record of history in the making.
’Twenty-three dagger thrusts went home as he stood there. Caesar did not utter a sound…’ This vivid, racy account of the men who wielded absolute power over ancient Rome - including maniacs, tyrants, warriors, sadists and murderers - is the source for nearly everything we know about one of the most dramatic periods in history. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series