Penguins You Must Read Before You Die

Truman Capote's In Cold Blood was the inspiration for a new type of book, the non-fiction novel.
Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and the Margarita inspired the Rolling Stones' song Sympathy for the Devil.
Orson Welles radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds sent Americans into a panic 1938.
Margaret Drabble was inspired by personal memoirs of Crown Princess Lady Hyegyong for The Red Queen.
Each of these books exemplify how good literature transports the reader into another time, another place and in some instances another way of thinking or viewing our world.  We encourage you to begin your literary journey and discover the Penguin titles that appeared in 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, ed. Peter Boxall, published by ABC Books - © 2006.

Pre 1700's

Aesop: Complete Fables-CLA
Don Quixote-CLA
Golden Ass-CLA
Histories of Gargantua & Pantagruel
Metamorphoses-CLA
Oroonoko: Rover-CLA
Pilgrim's Progress-CLA
Tales from Thousand & One Nights-CLA
The Princesse De Cleves

1700's

Candide Or Optimism-CLA
Castle of Otranto-CLA
Confessions
Fanny Hill-CLA
Gulliver's Travels-CLA
History of Tom Jones-CLA
Jacques the Fatalist-CLA
Les Liaisons Dangereuses-CLA
Life & Opinions Tristram Shandy-CLA
Moll Flanders-CLA
Monk-CLA
Mysteries of Udolpho-CLA
Robinson Crusoe-CLA
Sentimental Journey-CLA

1800's

Adam Bede-CLA
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-CLA
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes-CLA
Adventures of Tom Sawyer-CLA
Agnes Grey-CLA
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland-CLA
Ambassadors-CLA
Anna Karenina-CLA
Around the World in Eighty Days-CLA
Awakening & Selected Stories-CLA
Betrothed
Bleak House-CLA
Brothers Karamazov-CLA
Christmas Carol & Other Pieces-CLA
Count of Monte Cristo-CLA
Cranford-CLA
Crime & Punishment-CLA
Daniel Deronda-CLA
David Copperfield-CLA
Dead Souls-CLA
Death of Ivan Ilych & Other Stories-CLA
Devils-CLA
Dracula-CLA
Effi Briest-CLA
Emma
Erewhon-CLA
Eugenie Grandet-CLA
Fall of House of Usher & Other-CLA
Far from the Madding Crowd-CLA
Fathers & Sons-CLA
Faust: Part One-CLA
Faust: Part Two-CLA
Frankenstein-CLA
Germinal-CLA
Golden Bowl-CLA
Great Expectations-CLA
Hard Times-CLA
Hound of the Baskervilles-CLA
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hunger
Idiot-CLA
Invisible Man-CLA
Island of Dr Moreau-CLA
Ivanhoe-CLA
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Jude the Obscure-CLA
Kidnapped-CLA
King Solomon's Mines
Last of the Mohicans-CLA
Les Miserables-CLA
Little Women-CLA
Lost Illusions-CLA
Madame Bovary-CLA
Mansfield Park-CLA
Martin Chuzzlewit-CLA
Mary Barton-CLA
Mayor of Casterbridge-CLA
Middlemarch-CLA
Mill on the Floss-CLA
Moby Dick
Moonstone-CLA
Nana-CLA
New Grub Street-CLA
Nicholas Nickleby-CLA
North & South-CLA
Northanger Abbey-CLA
Notes from Underground & Double-CLA
Oblomov-CLA
Oliver Twist-CLA
Our Mutual Friend-CLA
Persuasion-CLA
Picture of Dorian Gray-CLA
Pierre & Jean-CLA
Portrait of a Lady-CLA
Pride & Prejudice-CLA
Red & the Black-CLA
Return of the Native-CLA
Rob Roy-CLA
Scarlet Letter: a Romance-PAL
Sense & Sensibility-CLA
Sentimental Education-CLA
Shirley-CLA
Silas Marner-CLA
Sorrows of Young Werther-CLA
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde-CLA
Tale of Two Cities-CLA
Tenant of Wildfell Hall-CLA
Tess of the D'urbervilles-CLA
Therese Raquin-CLA
Three Musketeers-CLA
Through the Looking Glass
Time Machine-CLA
Tono-Bungay-CLA
Treasure Island-CLA
Turn of the Screw & Aspern Papers-CL
Uncle Silas-CLA
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Vanity Fair-CLA
Villette-CLA
Walden & Civil Disobedience-PAL
War & Peace-CLA
War of the Worlds-CLA
Water Babies
What Maisie Knew-CLA
Wings of the Dove-CLA
Woman in White-CLA
Woodlanders-CLA
Wuthering Heights-CLA

1900's

Ada Or Ardor: Family Chronicle-PMC
Adventures of Augie March-PMC
Age of Innocence-PMC
Animal Farm
Animal Farm-PMC
Another World
Arcadia
Autobiography of Alice B Toklas-PMC
Autumn of the Patriarch
Between the Acts-PMC
Big Sleep & Other Novels-PMC
Brave New World
Breakfast at Tiffany's-PMC
Brideshead Revisited-PMC
Burmese Days-PMC
Call of Cthulhu & Other Stories-PMC
Cannery Row-PMC
Casino Royale
Castle-PMC
Catcher in the Rye
Chocky
Christ Stopped at Eboli-PMC
Clockwork Orange-PMC
Cold Comfort Farm-PMC
Coming Up for Air-PMC
Complicity
Confederacy of Dunces-PMC
Contact
Crow Road
Dangling Man-TCC
Day of the Triffids-PMC
Dead Babies
Decline & Fall-PMC
Delta of Venus-PMC
Diary of a Nobody-CLA
Driver's Seat-PMC
Embers
Eye in the Door
Farewell My Lovely
Fictions-PMC
Finnegans Wake-PMC
Foe
Forsyte Saga: Man of Property-etc-PMC
Franny & Zooey
Garden Party & Other Stories-PMC
Ghost Road
Giovanni's Room-PMC
Go Tell It on the Mountain-PMC
Go-Between-PMC
Good Morning Midnight-PMC
Good Soldier Svejk-CLA
Good Soldier: Tale of Passion-PMC
Grapes of Wrath-PMC
Great Apes
Great Gatsby-PMC
Handful of Dust-PMC
Heart of Darkness-PMC
Henderson the Rain King-PMC
Her Lover Belle du Seigneur)-PMC
Herzog-PMC
Howards End-PMC
Humboldt's Gift-PMC
If Not Now, When?-PMC
In Cold Blood-PMC
Invisible Man-PMC
Jungle-CLA
Junky-PMC
Just So Stories-PMC
Keep the Aspidistra Flying-PMC
Kestrel for a Knave-PMC
Kim-PMC
Labyrinths: Selected Stories-PMC
Lady Chatterley's Lover-PMC
Libra-PMC
Little Prince
Lolita-PMC
Lonely Londoners-PMC
Long Goodbye
Lord Jim-PMC
Love in Cold Climate & Other Novels: PMC
Love in the Time of Cholera
Lucky Jim-PMC
Manhattan Transfer-PMC
Master & Margarita-PMC
Memoirs of Hadrian-PMC
Metamorphosis & Other Stories-PMC
Midwich Cuckoos
Money: Suicide Note-PMC
Moonstone-CLA
Mrs Dalloway-PMC
Night & Day-TCC
Nineteen Eighty Four-PMC
Nostromo: Tale of Seaboard-PMC
Of Mice & Men-PMC
On the Road-PMC
One Day in Life of Ivan Denisovich-PMC
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-PMC
One Hundred Years of Solitude-PMC
Orlando-PMC
Out of Africa-PMC
Outsider-PMC
Pamela-CLA
Passage to India-CLA
Perfume: Story of a Murderer
Pigeon
Plague-PMC
Portrait of Artist As Young Man-PMC
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie-PMC
Rabbit at Rest-PMC
Rabbit is Rich-PMC
Rabbit Redux-PMC
Rabbit, Run-PMC
Radiant Way
Ragged Trousered Philanthropists-PMC
Rainbow-PMC
Rameau's Nephew & D'alembert's Dream-CLA
Rashomon & Other Stories-CLA
Rebel-PMC
Regeneration
Revenge for Love-PMC
Riddle of the Sands-PMC
Room With a View-PMC
Secret Agent-PMC
Secret History
Seize the Day-PMC
Snow Goose & Small Miracle
Sons & Lovers-PMC
Steppenwolf-PMC
Story of the Eye-PMC
Strait Is the Gate-PMC
Summer in Baden-Baden
Tender Is the Night-PMC
The Fox
The Recognitions
Thirty-Nine Steps-CLA
To the Lighthouse-PMC
Trial-PMC
Ulysses-PMC
Victim-PMC
Waves-PMC
Where Angels Fear to Tread-PMC
Wide Sargasso Sea-PMC
Women in Love-PMC
Years-PMC

2000's

Austerlitz
Everything Is Illuminated
How the Dead Live
On Beauty
Red Queen
Story of Lucy Gault
White Teeth

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29 Jul 2014
Shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards
The following Penguin Randhom House titles have been shortlisted for the 2014 WA Premier's Book Awards:Children's BooksBaby Bedtime by Mem Fox; illustrator Emma QuayFiction

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