Penguin’s Little Blacks series released a couple of years ago was a hugely popular collection of miniature classics at a cut price, and now the publisher is following this up with the Penguin Modern Series, fifty titles that are available as a collection and cost just £1 each.
Penguin say the “Modern series offers a concentrated hit of its author’s work. From complete stories to essays and speeches to poems, the books celebrate the groundbreaking writers who today define the radical spirit of Penguin Modern Classics”
The collection certainly seems to live up to that promise with authors such as Martin Luther King Jr., Allen Ginsberg, Dorothy Parker and Virginia Woolf, among others, all considered to be pretty radical in their day.
The Penguin Modern collection is made up of small books that pack a big punch. The entire collection is covered in turquoise covers, with font that ties the entire set together as a series. Each title is available for £1 each, or you can buy the entire box set for £39.00.
The collection is available to buy as individual books now, with the box set out on 15th March. As yet there is no word on a release for the USA market, but American customers can order from the UK and await delivery.
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