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100 Essential Penguin Classics

Fan of classic fiction or looking for a new read? Here’s a list of important Penguin Classics. And if you’re looking for even more timeless tales, pick up these classics by Black authors.

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    East of Eden

    by John Steinbeck

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    $28.00

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    Wuthering Heights

    by Emily Bronte

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    $27.00

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    Little Women

    by Louisa May Alcott

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    $30.00

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    Cane

    by Jean Toomer

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    $15.00

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    $18.00

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    Devil on the Cross

    by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

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    $17.00

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    Amiable with Big Teeth

    by Claude McKay

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    $18.00

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    Dark Tales

    by Shirley Jackson

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    The Joy Luck Club

    by Amy Tan

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    $18.00

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    The Bloody Chamber

    by Angela Carter

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    $17.00

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    The Sun Also Rises

    by Ernest Hemingway

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    $27.00

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    The River Between

    by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

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    $16.00

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    Les Miserables

    by Victor Hugo

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    $27.00

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    $24.00

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    $25.00

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    On Being Different

    by Merle Miller

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    $15.00

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    Pride and Prejudice

    by Jane Austen

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    $27.00

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    Candide

    by Francois Voltaire

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    $28.00

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    $20.00

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    The Snow Leopard

    by Peter Matthiessen

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    The Pillow Book

    by Sei Shonagon

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    $19.00

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    Under the Sea-Wind

    by Rachel L. Carson

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    $17.00

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    Ceremony

    by Leslie Marmon Silko

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    The Odyssey

    by Homer

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    Gravity’s Rainbow

    by Thomas Pynchon

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    $24.00

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    The Divine Comedy

    by Dante Alighieri

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    $30.00

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    Twelve Angry Men

    by Reginald Rose

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    $14.00

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    Jane Eyre

    by Charlotte Bronte

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    $27.00

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    $12.00

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    Kokoro

    by Natsume Soseki

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    Therese Raquin

    by Emile Zola

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    $13.00

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    The Quiet American

    by Graham Greene

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    Anna Karenina

    by Leo Tolstoy

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    $30.00

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    East Goes West

    by Younghill Kang

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    $28.00

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    Sixty Stories

    by Donald Barthelme

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    $25.00

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    $32.00

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    Frankenstein

    by Mary Shelley

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    Utopia

    by Thomas More

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    $12.00

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    Dracula

    by Bram Stoker

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    $25.00

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    Robinson Crusoe

    by Daniel Defoe

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    $26.00

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    The Crucible

    by Arthur Miller

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    $16.00

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    Middlemarch

    by George Eliot

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    The Bhagavad Gita

    by Anonymous

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    $12.00

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    Gulliver’s Travels

    by Jonathan Swift

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    $22.00

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    $17.00

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    Herzog

    by Saul Bellow

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    $25.00

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    Pygmalion

    by George Bernard Shaw

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    $12.00

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    Passing

    by Nella Larsen

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    $24.00

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    The Prince

    by Niccolo Machiavelli

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    $8.00

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    Great Expectations

    by Charles Dickens

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    $18.00

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    Madame Bovary

    by Gustave Flaubert

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    $32.00

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    Siddhartha

    by Hermann Hesse

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    $8.00

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    The Tale of Genji

    by Murasaki Shikibu

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    $36.00

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    $22.00

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    Hamlet

    by William Shakespeare

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    $10.00

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    A Room with a View

    by E. M. Forster

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    $12.00

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    $23.00

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    $26.00

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    $25.00

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