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 Classics

Series:Penguin Modern

Ring for your maid, and when she comes in we'll pounce upon her and tear off her face. I'll wear her face tonight instead of mine.' These dreamlike, carnivalesque fables by one of the leading lights of the Surrealist movement are masterpieces of invention and grand-guignol humour.

The Skeleton's Holiday (Mini Modern Classics)
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 Classics

Series:Penguin Modern

Back, away from here, drowned people, go. I haven't stolen anyone's place' A selection of poetry from the author of If this is a Man and The Periodic Table.

The Survivor (Mini Modern Classics)
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 Crime Fiction

Series:Penguin Modern Classics

'A work of rare brilliance' The Times Charmer, fabulist and tailor to Panama's rich and powerful, Harry Pendel loves to tell stories. But when the British spy Andrew Osnard - a man of large appetites, for women, information and above all money - walks into his shop, Harry... read more

The Tailor of Panama
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 Classics

Series:Penguin Modern

What use to a being that lives beneath a sun are jewels of gas and silver stars of ice?' From a giant of twentieth-century science fiction, these four miniature space epics feature crazy inventors, surreal worlds, robot kings and madcap machines.

The Three Electroknights (Mini Modern Classics)
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 Classics

Series:Penguin Modern

What did she expect of him? What was her quest? Did she have an unfulfilled desire?' Tales of transgressive desire and erotic adventure are recounted in these four shimmering pieces.

The Veiled Woman (Mini Modern Classics)
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 Classics

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The papers all said he was a fiend. I read all the papers. That's what they all said.' One of America's greatest writers explores mob violence, voyeurism and betrayal in these unforgettable tales of Californian life.

The Vigilante (Mini Modern Classics)
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 Classics

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Oh the cruelty of time, that destroys all things!' Beguiling, strange and hair-raising tales from early 20th century Japan- Nagai's Behind the Prison, Uno's Closet LLBand Akutagawa's deeply macabre General Kim.

Three Japanese Short Stories (Mini Modern Classics)
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 Classics

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I knew he was imagining a really lovely girl - all curves, curls, heart and hidden claws.' In stories that span the course of a lifetime - from childhood in the Caribbean to adolescent modelling in Paris; and from lonely adulthood to old age and beyond - here are women adrift, at sea, down but not quite out.

Till September Petronella (Mini Modern Classics)
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 Classics

Series:Penguin Modern Classics

In 1960, the author set out to rediscover his native land. He felt that he might have lost touch with its sights, sounds and the essence of its people. Accompanied only by his dog, Charley, he travelled all across the United States in a pick-up truck. His ... read more

Travels with Charley: In Search of America
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 Classics

Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.

The Trial (original German title: Der Process,later Der Prozess, Der Proceß and Der Prozeß) is a novel written by Franz Kafka from 1914 to 1915 and published in 1925. One of his best-known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with th... read more

Trial
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 General

Series:Penguin Modern Classics
Awards:Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

A modernist novel of supreme stylistic innovation, James Joyce's "Ulysses" is the towering achievement of twentieth century literature. This "Penguin Modern Classics" edition includes an introduction by Declan Kiberd. For Joyce, literature 'is the eternal affirmation of the spirit of man'. Written bet... read more

Ulysses
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 Classics

Series:Penguin Modern

It was what we call in the trade a potato . . . ' Tales of low-lifes and grifters trying to make ends meet in pre-War Germany.

Why Do You Wear a Cheap Watch? (Mini Modern Classics)
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