What are the best books in the Penguin English Library?

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    #1Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a romantic historical fiction novel written by Charlotte Brontë. This romantic historical fiction novel was published in 2012 by The Penguin Group.


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    Grace Fisher
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I've been wanting to read some classics, and I was curious what the best Penguin classics are. I think Jane Eyre is an undisputable choice. It is definitely a classic, and well loved over a long period of time. And, I haven't actually read it so I think it's time I do so. I'm really excited about this suggestion and can't wait to get the book."
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    Dracula is a Gothic horror book written by Irish author Bram Stoker, which was first published in 1897. It follows the story of the vampire Dracula attempting to move from Transylvania to England to find new blood and spread his curse.


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    Teresa Jensen
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "The classic story can seem a little old lately. Still an interesting read, but not for the supernatural."
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    #3The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book by Robert Stevenson about Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer, tries to investigate strange events that happen to his old companion, Dr. Jekyll whenever he takes a potion and become an evil Mr. Hyde.

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    Candy Shao
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a great classic book. I love the plot of a man that seems ordinary until he develops a split personality and makes him evil. The book is very character driven and interesting."
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    #4A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol is one of Dicken's greatest masterpieces. It tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets unexpected visitors in his sleep one Christmas Eve and wakes up a changed man.


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    Janice Burke
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "A Christmas Carol is always a true classic to read each year or whenever. It has me think about my own life and how I treat others. It makes me think about how I can help someone in need and not all the time be greedy or think that life should revolve around me. Everyone should read this even if it be your first time."
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    #5Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations is a coming-of-age story about an orphan boy named Pip and a colorful cast of characters. This greatly-acclaimed work is Dicken's 13th novel.


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    Jorge Alberto Vásquez
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This book is a classic coming of age tale about an orphan. It has a great cast of characters, and is a must read."
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    #6Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility is a classic romantic fiction novel written by Jane Austen. This classic romantic fiction novel was published on August 29, 2013 by Penguin Classics.


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    Jane Harvey
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "it is a romatic story it talks about sense and being sensible"
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    #7Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems

    Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems

    Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems is a poetry book written by renowned author Allen Ginsberg. it was released by Penguin Modern Classics in 2009. It includes "Howl",  the controversial poem first published in 1956.


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    Joe Howell
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems is one of the best books in the Penguin English Library. "Howl" is iconic and the rest of the poetry in this book is equally breathtaking."
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    #8Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a book where wordplay, parody, and logical and philosophical puzzles are everywhere. For all the surface playfulness, there is meaning in every page.

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    Terry Johnston
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This book is totally awesome, even I enjoy it as an adult! It has tons of games and interactive objects that are bound to keep your kids entertained. It has puzzles and pop up imagery that is done very well. I'm impressed! "
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    #9Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.


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    Peter Ryan
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A classic book that should be read by all. I have read this several times and always find something new. "
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    #10A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities is set in the late 18th century during the French Revolution. While political events drive the story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess.


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    Brandon Harper
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "A tale of two cities is a great book and in my opinion a must read for everyone. With that being said I think that there are much better books that are offered by penguin. Read this book but know that there are others you should put higher on your reading list."
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    #11Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that tells the story of Jane Eyre who is left under the care of cruel guardians as a young girl, and then goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess, under a harsh employer.


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    José Juan Sotelo
    Written on May 4, 2018
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    Frankenstein is a science fiction book written by Mary Shelley which centers on scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. 


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    Jason Torres
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "If you're reading this review, you only have one question. You're not looking for a book review, you already know it's a classic. You already know this is the most original, and one of the best, and best-written horror stories in literature. You may or may not like the story, but that's a matter of personal taste. A lot of people don't like Shakespeare, but no one questions whether he was a good writer or not. If you don't like the writing style, it's because you aren't familiar with the English of this period. Nearly eighty years before Stoker's "Dracula" ( an idea stolen from Polidori's "The Vampyre", which was an idea stolen from LeFanu's "Carmilla"), this most-original horror masterpiece was born. So, your only question is, "Is this really the uncensored 1818 version? Because I've only seen one other verified version, and it's over twenty dollars in paperback. All the others claiming to be the 1818 version have been disproved." YES, as far as I can tell, it is. The only preface is Shelley's own original. There is no introduction, no commentary or editorial credits whatsoever. There are no illustrations, and the spelling and language have not been edited. Have a good thesaurus handy. So, here it is, the author's original script, no frills, for a bargain price. Which is exactly what I was looking for."
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    #13Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. This tale of hauntings, passion, and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.


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    Yi Liang
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "A classic! Romanticism through and through. One of Emily Brunt's masterpieces. Unlike modern day romances this one has a lot of sexual tones but does not get explicit. It lets you imagine and fill in without just bombarding you with erotica. I find this a huge plus. "
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    #14The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical book by Oscar Wilde that tells the story of Dorian Gray's thirst for everlasting beauty and the curse over his portrait. This novel is first published in 1890.


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    Marilyn Green
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I found The Picture of Dorian Gray to be deep and insightful. It creates a picture of what humanity is really like at it's darker side. There is a good lesson to be learned from the book. "


Best What are the best books in the Penguin English Library
1Jane EyreBooks 0 Paid
2DraculaBooks 0 Free
3The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeBooks 0 Paid
4A Christmas CarolBooks 0 Paid
5Great ExpectationsBooks 0 Paid
6Sense and SensibilityBooks 0 Paid
7Howl, Kaddish and Other PoemsBooks 0 Paid
8Alice's Adventures In WonderlandBooks 0 Paid
9Pride and PrejudiceBooks 0 Paid
10A Tale of Two CitiesBooks 0 Paid

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