The Suffragettes

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Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241252123
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: History

'Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible.' A potted history of the women who pioneered feminism and changed the world. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

How To Be a Medieval Woman

Author: Margery Kempe
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241252284
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

'And then he, completely astonished at her words, left off his lewdness, saying to her as many a man had done before, "Either you are a truly good woman or else a truly wicked woman." ' Brave, outspoken and guaranteed to annoy people wherever she went - including exasperated fellow pilgrims in Jerusalem and her long-suffering husband - Margery Kempe was one of the most vivid and unforgettable voices of the Middle Ages. Whether travelling alone, getting herself arrested or having visions of marrying Jesus, Margery repeatedly defied feminine convention - and also managed to compose the first autobiography in English, despite being unable to read or write. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Nun of Murano

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Publisher:
ISBN: 0241252245
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Adventure and adventurers


A Modern Detective

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241252338
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: True Crime

He is fond of enigmas, of conundrums, hieroglyphics; exhibiting in his solutions of each a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension praeternatural.

A Hippo Banquet

Author: Mary Kingsley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141397290
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Travel

'While engaged on this hunt I felt the earth quiver under my feet, and heard a soft big soughing sound, and looking round saw I had dropped in on a hippo banquet...' Told with verve and self-mocking wit, the adventures of doughty female Victorian explorer Mary Kingsley describe stumbling upon five hippos by night, dodging elephants and fighting off a leopard with a stool. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Mary Kingsley (1862-1900). Kingsley's work is available in Penguin Classics in Travels in West Africa.

Stancliffe s Hotel

Author: Charlotte Brontë
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241251713
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Fiction

'Reader, if you're ready, so am I.' These witty vignettes, set in Charlotte Brontë's imaginary world of Angria, feature debauched aristocrats, high-society courtesans and the rakish, brooding hero Zamorna, and offer a fascinating insight into Brontë's early writing. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Waterloo

Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241251843
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Fiction

'Brave Frenchmen, will you not surrender?' Cambronne answered, 'Merde!' A tense, dramatic account of the Battle of Waterloo - and how a rain shower changed history - from Victor Hugo's epic novel Les Misérables. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

The Sea Raiders

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Fantastica via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781787242081
Release Date: 2017-03-05
Genre: Fiction

In no department of zoological science, indeed, are we quite so much in the dark as with regard to the deep-sea cephalopods. A mere accident, for instance, it was that led to the Prince of Monaco's discovery of nearly a dozen new forms in the summer of 1895, a discovery in which the before-mentioned tentacle was included.

The Constitution of the United States

Author: Founding Fathers
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241318508
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Genre: Political Science

Both enshrining the fundamental rights and freedoms of its citizens in law, and curbing the power of those who rule them, the US constitution is one of the most significant documents in the history of democracy.

Freedom Or Death

Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1522957634
Release Date: 2015-12-28
Genre:

"Freedom or death" from Emmeline Pankhurst. Political activist and leader of the suffragette movement in Great Britain (1858-1928).

The Night is Darkening Round Me

Author: Emily Brontë
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141398488
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Poetry

'... ever-present, phantom thing; My slave, my comrade, and my king' Some of Emily Brontë's most extraordinary poems Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Emily Brontë (1818-1848). Brontë's Wuthering Heights and The Complete Poems are available in Penguin Classics

Aphorisms on Love and Hate

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141397917
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Philosophy

'We must learn to love, learn to be kind, and this from our earliest youth ... Likewise, hatred must be learned and nurtured, if one wishes to become a proficient hater' This volume contains a selection of Nietzsche's brilliant and challenging aphorisms, examining the pleasures of revenge, the falsity of pity, and the incompatibility of marriage with the philosophical life. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Nietzsche's works available in Penguin Classics are A Nietzsche Reader, Beyond Good and Evil, Ecce Homo, Human, All Too Human, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Birth of Tragedy, The Portable Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Twilight of Idols and Anti-Christ.

The Great Fire of London

Author: Samuel Pepys
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141397559
Release Date: 2015-03-19
Genre: Literary Collections

'With one's face in the wind you were almost burned with a shower of Firedrops' A selection from Pepys' startlingly vivid and candid diary, including his famous account of the Great Fire Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Samuel Pepys (1633-1703). The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection is available in Penguin Classics

Rip Van Winkle

Author: George P. Webster
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 9781429081238
Release Date: 2012-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

RIP VAN WINKLE was published originally circa 1882 by McLoughlin Brothers, New York, New York. It was written by George P. Webster.

My Dearest Father

Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141397634
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Genre: Literary Collections

'They wanted me to give a concert; I wanted them to beg me. And so they did. I gave a concert.' Entertaining, touching and sharp-tongued letters between the great eighteenth-century composer and his mentor father.