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Penguin Essentials

The Penguin Essentials are some of the twentieth-century's most important books. When they were first published they changed the way we thought about literature and about life. And they have remained vital reading ever since.
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Swallowing Geography (Deborah Levy)
Swallowing Geography (Deborah Levy)
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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
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Beautiful Ruins (Jess Walter)
Beautiful Ruins (Jess Walter)
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A Spell of Winter
A Spell of Winter
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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Submarine (Joe Dunthorne)
Submarine (Joe Dunthorne)
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The Rotters Club (Jonathan Coe)
The Rotters Club (Jonathan Coe)
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Ancient Light (John Banville)
Ancient Light (John Banville)
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The Bastard of Istanbul (Elif Shafak)
The Bastard of Istanbul (Elif Shafak)
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Life Class (Pat Barker)
Life Class (Pat Barker)
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The Photograph (Penelope Lively)
The Photograph (Penelope Lively)
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Libra (Don Delillo)
Libra (Don Delillo)
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Austerlitz (W.G. Sebald)
Austerlitz (W.G. Sebald)
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The Pursuit of Love (Nancy Mitford)
The Pursuit of Love (Nancy Mitford)
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Villages
Villages
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Jonathan Safran Foer)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Jonathan Safran Foer)
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Age of Iron (J.M. Coetzee)
Age of Iron (J.M. Coetzee)
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Brooklyn
Brooklyn
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The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
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Three Novels by César Aira (César Aira)
Three Novels by César Aira (César Aira)
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White Teeth
White Teeth
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High Fidelity (Nick Hornby)
High Fidelity (Nick Hornby)
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Any Human Heart (William Boyd)
Any Human Heart (William Boyd)
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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Marina Lewycka)
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Marina Lewycka)
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A Start in Life (Anita Brookner)
A Start in Life (Anita Brookner)
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Are You Experienced? (William Sutcliffe)
Are You Experienced? (William Sutcliffe)
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)
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Twilight (Elie Wiesel)
Twilight (Elie Wiesel)
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The Road to Lichfield (Penelope Lively)
The Road to Lichfield (Penelope Lively)
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My Family and Other Animals (Gerald Durrell)
My Family and Other Animals (Gerald Durrell)
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How Many Miles to Babylon (Jennifer Johnston)
How Many Miles to Babylon (Jennifer Johnston)
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What a Carve Up! (Jonathan Coe)
What a Carve Up! (Jonathan Coe)
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Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
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A Kestrel for a Knave (Barry Hines)
A Kestrel for a Knave (Barry Hines)
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Embers (Sandor Marai)
Embers (Sandor Marai)
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The Millstone (Margaret Drabble)
The Millstone (Margaret Drabble)
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The Lady in the Lake
The Lady in the Lake
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Everything Is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer)
Everything Is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer)
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