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Oct 15, 2018 Blog

Who better to give book recommendations than the bookish experts? Penguin Random House employees are sharing their favorite reads every month. Browse below!

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Elda Rotor is Vice President and Publisher of Penguin Classics.

The Haunting of Hill House (Movie Tie-In) by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House (Movie Tie-In)

By Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson is an American literary master, whose stories point to horror found in everyday society, from subtle cruelty to violence cloaked in tradition, and interwoven throughout is the struggle to keep sane. The Haunting of Hill House is the quintessential narrative, but really, it’s about Eleanor, and... Read more >

The Conspiracy against the Human Race by Thomas Ligotti

The Conspiracy against the Human Race

By Thomas Ligotti

I learned about Thomas Ligotti’s writings and influence from the commentaries at the end of Season 1 of True Detective, and was drawn to Ligotti’s unsettling early short stories we then published in Penguin Classics, as Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe. Now, readers can delve into the philosophy of... Read more >

Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

By Mary Shelley

For the first time in Penguin Classics we have published the original 1818 text, and our edition includes an introduction by acclaimed biographer Charlotte Gordon, who provides additional literary texts to provide a fuller view of Mary Shelley’s life and world. For her powerful introduction alone, this is a... Read more >

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