Thursday, 13 August 2015

Penguin English Library

Planned in all respects to take its place alongside the Penguin Classics, the Penguin English Library will, as it grows include a comprehensive range of the literary masterpieces which have appeared in the English language since the fifteenth century.

The following first published English Library books are in my collection. I come across too many of them at very cheap prices to not pick them up to preserve. I really enjoy the covers too

EL  8:  David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
EL  9:  Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

EL 14:  The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

EL 18:  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
EL 23:  Rural Rides by William Cobbett

EL 34:  The Egoist by George Meredith
EL 41:  The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Penguin New Writing 1940-1950

Penguin's New Writing Magazine was established in 1940. The original magazine was in the original series run of Penguins but then became its own magazine.  There are a periodical with several stories in their pages and developed by John Lehmann. They are a lovely little magazine and famous authors of the time contributed to them including George Orwell.

I have the following list in my collection but am always looking for more of them to complete the series. The last issue was published in 1950.

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