Monday, 20 September 2010

The 10 Essential Classics: Redux - Penguin Group (USA)



Penguin Group is celebrate their 75th Anniversary. They compiled a list of the top 10 Must Read Classics.

The Inferno
Walden
Oedipus Rex
Metamorphosis
Moby-Dick    
Hamlet   
the Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice     - read years ago, though worth a re-read
Jane Eyre   - read years ago, also worth a re-read
Of Mice and Men    -  read decades ago and can't remember much


Readers disagreed with the list, so Penguin is giving readers a chance to vote for their own top 10 List.

Click the link below to see the 100 books on the long list, vote for you favourite 10 and be entered to win cool bookish prizes.

The 10 Essential Classics: Redux - Penguin Group (USA)

Be sure to leave a comment telling me your favourite Penguin Classic.

I am tossed up between Twelve Angry Men and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

4 comments:

GMR said...

Thanks for the heads up on this great new promotion! Definitely couldn't pass up the chance to vote for A Tale of Two Cities...and The Call of the Wild...among others. ^_^ Happy reading!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I'll have to check out the list. Each year, I try to ready everything on one of the "must reads" list published.

winstonsdad said...

looks like a great list ,I ve read 5 of it ,be great to get other 5 to read ,all the best stu

Heather said...

After reading Stu's comments, I have gone back and edited the list and noted which books I have read. Thanks for the idea.