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Of Street Pieman

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
Takes 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. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher's Dog

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
Includes miniature tales that describe con men, tricksters, disasters, murders, rascals and lovers, and include Franz Kafka's favourite story.

It Was Snowing Butterflies

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Takes 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. This book features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Kasyan from the Beautiful Lands

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Takes 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. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Reckoning

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Features two moving stories of love, loss, desire and divorce, from one of the great chroniclers of nineteenth-century New York life.

Leonardo da Vinci

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Often called "the first art historian", the author writes with delight on the lives of Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists.

Mrs Rosie and the Priest

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Contains four provocative stories from Boccaccio's Decameron, featuring cuckolded husbands, cross-dressing wives and very bad priests.

Hippo Banquet

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Includes adventures of doughty female Victorian explorer describe stumbling upon five hippos by night, dodging elephants and fighting off a leopard with a stool.

Wailing Ghosts

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Includes Chinese stories, such as 'The Golden Goblet', 'Scorched Moth the Daoist' and 'The Black Beast.'

Trimalchio's Feast

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
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Presents a satirical portrait of a drunken, orgiastic Roman banquet, hosted by the grossly ostentatious Trimalchio.

Nun of Murano

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £1.00
£0.90
Swashbuckling serial seducer Casanova falls for a beautiful nun on the Venetian island of Murano - despite already being involved with another one...

Constitution of the United States

Paperback, 06/04/2017, £2.00
£1.80
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. New to Penguin's Little Black Classics series.

Frogs

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
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.

World is Full of Foolish Men

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
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.

Love That Moves the Sun and Other Stars

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
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.

Lady Susan

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
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.

Book of Tea

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
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.

My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Features poems of isolation, beauty, death and eternity. This title includes fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Daphnis and Chloe

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
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.

Anecdotes of the Cynics

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
What makes you happy? This title features fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Terrible Beauty is Born

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
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By turns joyful and despairing, this title presents some of the twentieth century's greatest verse on fleeting youth, fervent hopes and futile sacrifice.

To be Read at Dusk

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
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Features three ghostly tales from a master of the form, 'The Signalman', 'The Trial for Murder' and the title story, 'To Be Read at Dusk'.

Rule of Benedict

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
Features advice to monks - on everything from correct posture to the value of silence - has offered spiritual guidance to many for fifteen centuries.

Stolen White Elephant

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
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Features animals and parables subverted. This title includes fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Death of Ivan Ilyich

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
A carefree Russian official has what seems to be a trivial accident...

Nervous Breakdown

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
'I did have hallucinations, but did they harm anyone? Who did they harm, that's what I'd like to know!' This title features three disturbing tales of supernatural hallucinations, hysterical obsession and moral decay. It includes fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Modern Detective

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
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.

Dream Story

Paperback, 04/08/2016, £4.99
£4.49
'Her fragrant body and burning red lips' A married couple reveal their darkest sexual fantasies to each other, in this erotic psychodrama of infidelity, transgression and decadence in early twentieth-century Vienna. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series

Suffragettes

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
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.

Seven Hanged

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
With a powerful and subtle exploration of the morality of capital punishment, this book reveals the history that influenced the conspirators in the cataclysmic assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914.

Is This a Dagger Which I See Before Me?

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
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.

Come Close

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Takes 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. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Nightingales are Drunk

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Takes 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. This book features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Matilda

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
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.

Tyger Tyger

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80

Body Politic

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
£1.80
'No true Democracy has ever existed, nor ever will exist.' In this selection from The Social Contract, the author asserts that a state's only legitimate political authority comes from its people.

Modest Proposal

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Features Jonathan Swift's (1667-1745) devastating short satire on how to solve a famine.

Three Tang Dynasty Poets

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Offers a selection from three of the greatest and most enjoyable of Chinese poets.

On the Beach at Night Alone

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Offers a selection taken from Walt Whitman's (1819-1892) Leaves of Grass.

Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Includes exquisite reflections on life's fleeting pleasures by a thirteenth-century Japanese monk are delicately attuned to nature and the senses.

How to Use Your Enemies

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Shows us how to exploit friends and enemies alike to thrive in a world of deception and illusion.

Eve of St Agnes

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Contains a selection of John Keats' greatest verse - including his gothic story in verse, 'The Eve of St Agnes', and the mysterious 'Lamia' - exploring themes of love, enchantment, myth and magic.

Woman Much Missed

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
After the death of his wife Emma, the author wrote some of the best verse of his career. This book deals with his works.

Femme Fatale

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Introducing a collection of book from around the world and across many centuries. The books in this collection features stories, poems, essays and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. It also includes stories set in the Parisian beau monde and Normandy countryside.

Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Describes the customs of India, recounts the story of the king who died eighty-four times and explains how to retrieve diamonds from snake-infested caves...

Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Includes animal fables that are some of the earliest stories ever told, thought to have been composed by a slave in Greek antiquity and giving glimpses of a world that is harsh, pitiless and yet also eerily familiar.

Lips Too Chilled

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Takes you on 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. This work includes stories, poems, essays and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. It deals with books from around the world and across many centuries.

Night is Darkening Around Me

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Takes 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. This book features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

To-Morrow

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £2.00
£1.80
Takes us on 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. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
Takes 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. This book features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Pair of Silk Stockings

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
£0.90
From one of the most daring writers of fin-de-siecle America, this title features five stories of awakening that range from Louisiana's plantations and poverty-stricken bayous to its gilded cities.

 

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