Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker's Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: "It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror." A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, whose nocturnal atrocities are symbolic of an evil ages old yet forever new, endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror. The unbridled lusts and desires, the diabolical cravings that Stoker dramatized with such mythical force, render Dracula resonant and unsettling a century later.
An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. This couture-inspired collection also features Jane Eyre, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter and Wuthering Heights. Ruben Toledo’s breathtaking drawings have appeared in such high-fashion magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Visionaire. Now he’s turning his talented hand to illustrating the gorgeous deluxe editions of three of the most beloved novels in literature. Here Elizabeth Bennet’s rejection of Mr. Darcy, Hester Prynne’s fateful letter “A”, and Catherine Earnshaw’s wanderings on the Yorkshire moors are transformed into witty and surreal landscapes to appeal to the novels’ aficionados and the most discerning designer’s eyes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Fifty timeless novels in one collection, plus additional bonus classics: The Oresteia (Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides) by Aeschylus; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by W. B. Stanford; Notes by W. B. Stanford Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Deluxe Edition) by Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Introduction by Haruki Murakami; Translated by Jay Rubin; Illustrated by Yoshihiro Tatsumi Little Women (150th-Anniversary Annotated Deluxe Edition) by Louisa May Alcott; Foreword by Patti Smith; Edited by Anne Boyd Rioux; Introduction by Anne Boyd Rioux; Notes by Anne Boyd Rioux The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri; Translated by Robin Kirkpatrick (contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso) Between Past and Future by Hannah Arendt and Jerome Kohn Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt; Introduction by Amos Elon Pride and Prejudice (Deluxe Edition) by Jane Austen; Illustrated by Ruben Toledo The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie; Introduction by Jack Zipes (contains Peter Pan, Peter and Wendy, and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens) The Wizard of Oz And Other Wonderful Books of Oz: The Emerald City of Oz and Glinda of Oz (Deluxe Edition) by L. Frank Baum; Introduction by Jack Zipes; Notes by Jack Zipes; Illustrated by Rachell Sumpter Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings by Nellie Bly; Edited by Jean Marie Lutes; Introduction by Jean Marie Lutes; Notes by Jean Marie Lutes; Foreword by Maureen Corrigan The Brontë Sisters (Deluxe Edition) by Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë (contains Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Wuthering Heights By Emily Brontë, and Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (150th-Anniversary Deluxe Edition) by Lewis Carroll; Introduction by Charlie Lovett; Illustrated by John Tenniel In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin The Spy by James Fenimore Cooper Great Expectations (Deluxe Edition) by Charles Dickens; Introduction by Tanya Agathocleous; Illustrated by Tom Haugomat Crime and Punishment (Deluxe Edition) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Translated by Oliver Ready; Introduction by Oliver Ready; Notes by Oliver Ready; Illustrated by Zohar Lazar The Three Musketeers (Deluxe Edition) by Alexandre Dumas; Translated by Richard Pevear; Illustrated by Tom Gauld The Psychopathology of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud; Translated by Anthea Bell; Introduction by Paul Keegan The Iliad by Homer; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by Bernard Knox The Odyssey by Homer; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by Bernard Knox; Notes by Bernard Knox The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson; Introduction by Laura Miller We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Deluxe Edition) by Shirley Jackson; Introduction by Jonathan Lethem; Illustrated by Thomas Ott Niels Lyhne by Jens Peter Jacobsen; Translated by Tiina Nunnally; Introduction by Eric Johannesson On the Road: The Original Scroll (Deluxe Edition) by Jack Kerouac; Introduction by Howard Cunnell, Penny Vlagopoulos, George Mouratidis and Joshua Kupetz Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories by Jack London The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft; Introduction by S.T. Joshi The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham All My Sons by Arthur Miller The Crucible by Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe by Fernando Pessoa Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (Deluxe Edition) by John Steinbeck; Edited by Chase Horton; Foreword by Christopher Paolini East of Eden by John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck The Short Novels of John Steinbeck (Deluxe Edition) by John Steinbeck (contains Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row, and The Pearl) Of Mice and Men and The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck (in theatrical play format) Dracula (Deluxe Edition) by Bram Stoker; Illustrated by Ruben Toledo Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; Foreword by Elif Batuman; Introduction by Sarah Blackwood; Notes by Laura Dluzynski Quinn Three Novels of New York (Deluxe Edition) by Edith Wharton; Introduction by Jonathan Franzen; Illustrated by Richard Gray (contains The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence) When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats We by Yevgeny Zamyatin; Translated by Clarence Brown; Introduction by Clarence Brown
Here is the latest edition of the world's premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction. It features some of the very best short stories and novellas by today's masters of the macabre - including Neil Gaiman, Brian Keene, Elizabeth Massie, Glen Hirshberg, Peter Atkins and Tanith Lee. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror also features the most comprehensive yearly overview of horror around the world, lists of useful contact addresses and a fascinating necrology. It is the one book that is required reading for every fan of macabre fiction. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES 'Well-crafted celebration of a continuously inventive genre' SFX Magazine 'The must-have annual anthology for horror fans.' Time Out 'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus 'In an age where genre fiction is often just reheated pastiche, the Best New Horror series continues to break from the herd, consistently raising the bar of quality and ingenuity.' Rue Morgue 'Brilliantly edited and most instructively introduced by legendary anthologist Stephen Jones.' Realms of Fantasy 'One of horror's best.' Publishers Weekly
“Wickedly funny and always movingly illuminating, thanks to kick-ass storytelling and a poet's ear.” –Oprah.com The New York Times bestselling, hilarious tale of Mary Karr’s hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah.com calls the best memoir of a generation. The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr’s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger’s—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. This unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as “funny, lively, and un-put-downable” (USA Today) today as it ever was.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.