Friday, 31 July 2015

Penguin Film Review

Vintage Film Review in my Collection

FR 1   August 1946

FR 2   January 1947

FR 3   August 1947

FR 4   October 1947

FR 5   January 1948

FR 6   April 1948

Penguin Plays

There are many vintage Penguin plays around in op shops and I have decided to collect just the first editions. I quite like the covers.  The ones I have are listed below. 

PL 17 Eugene O'Neill:  Anna Christie; The Emperor Jones; Desire Under the Elms
PL 19 Arnold Wesker:  Roots

PL 20 Lorca:  Three Tragedies (Blood Wedding; Yerma; The House of Bernarda Alba)
PL 21 Tennessee Williams:  The Rose Tattoo; Camino Real

PL 26  Bernard Kops: The Dream of Peter Mann
PL 29  Arthur Miller:  A View from the Bridge; All My Sons

PL 30  Ligi Pirandello: Right You Are! (If You Think So); All for the Best; Henry IV
PL 31  Ronald Gow: Gallows Glorious; S.I. Hsiung: Lady Precious Stream; Gordon Daviot: Richard
           of Bordeaux

PL 34  Luigi Pirandello: The Rules of the Game; The Life I Gave You; Lazarus
PL 41  J. P. Donleavy: Fairy Tales of New York

PL 47  New English Dramatists.7 (Chips with Everything by Arnold Wesker; Afore Night Come by               David Rudkin and Everything in the Garden by Giles Cooper)

PL 48  Arnold Wesker: The Wesker Trilogy (Chicken Soup with Barley; Roots; I'm Talking About
PL 53  Bernard Shaw: Heartbreak House

PL 54  Classic Irish Drama:  W.B. Yeats: The Countess Cathleen; J.M. Synge: The Playboy of the
           Western World; Sean O'Casey: Cock-a-doodle-Dandy
PL 58  Absurd Drama:  Eugene Ionesco: Amedee or How to Get Rid of It; Arthur Adamov: Professor
           Taranne; Fernando Arrabal: The Two Executioners; Edward Albee: The Zoo Story

PL 64  Hemingway: The Fifth Column
PL 70  New English Dramatists 10:  Arnold Wesker: Their Very Own and Golden City; David Pinner:
           Dickon;  Cecil Taylor:  Bread and Butter

PL 87  Rolf Hochhuth:  The Representative

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Penguin's Peregrine Books

Penguin's Peregrine Books were thick dense soft cover books. I come across them quite often. They were academic books published by Penguin and the series began in January 1962.
I collect these when I come across them and only pick up first published books.

Y11  Aubrey's Brief Lives
Y12  Milton by E. M. W. Tillyard
Y18  A Critical History of English Poetry
Y25  The Rise of the Novel by Ian Watt

Y30  The Growth and Structure of Elizabethan Comedy by M. C. Bradbrook
Y35  The Englishness of English Art by Nikolaus Pevsner
Y37  The Elizabethan House of Commons by J. E. Neale
Y39  D.H. Lawrence / Novelist by F. R. Leavis
Y44  Poetry and Experience by Archibald MacLeish
Y64  Opinions and Perspectives by The New York Times Book Review
Y68  Milton's Epic Poetry (Essays on Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained) Edited by C.A. Patrides

Y70  Beyond Culture by Lionel Trilling

Monday, 20 July 2015

Penguin Illustrated Classics

Penguin Illustrated Classics 

There are limited number in this series. I hope to collect all of them. The ones I currently have in my collection are listed below.  They are defined by their woodcutting illustrations.

All books are first published Penguins unless marked otherwise.

1-     Robinson Crusoe

C-2  A Sentimental Journey by Stern 1938

C-4  Walden by Thoreau 1938

C-5  Selected Poems by Robert Browning 1938

C-6  Robinson Crusoe Vol I by Defoe 1938

C-7  Robinson Crusoe Vol II by Defoe 1938

C-8  Typee by Melville 1938

C-9  The Story of My Heart by Richard Jeffries 1938

C-10  Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift 1938


08 Walden by Thoreau 1st publ. 1942