What are the best Penguin deluxe classic novels?

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    #1We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a chilling novel about a hideous (and possibly murderous) family living in the depths of a creepy estate. A struggle arises when a family member visited their humble abode.
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    Jeremy Hudson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "this is a very good classic novel and I want all to check it out if you got the time"
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    #2Little Women

    Little Women

    Little Women is a coming-of-age fiction novel written by Louisa May Alcott. This book follows the story of four teenage sisters living with their mother. The two volumes were consecutively released in 1868 and 1869.

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    #3Nineteen Eighty Four

    Nineteen Eighty Four

    1984 is a George Orwell fiction originally published in 1949. It is filled with political themes and was ranked 13th in the 100 best English novels in 1998. It is about Winston, a man fighting the totalitarian government ruling the land.

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    William Lopez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book was so far ahead of its time. I still go back and read it just to be amazed at the things that were envisioned then. Kind of eerie, in a good way."
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    #4Pride 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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    Albert Bishop
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "My sister came to me asking for some advice in regards to which Penguin deluxe classic novel should she read. We decided to look around and ended up purchasing Pride and Prejudice for her to read. I remember when I first read this book and it was a really powerful read."
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    #5Emma (Vol. 1)

    Emma (Vol. 1)
    After being rescued from her miserable life, Emma has been working all her life as a British maid for a wealthy family. She eventually falls in love with William, the eldest son, but they are forced to keep their romance secret as society would never allow such relationship. 




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    José Alfredo Mercado
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I think it would be better to re-phrase the first line in this way. "After being rescued from her miserable life, Emma has been working as a British maid for a wealthy family." Also, can her miserable life be re-stated with more specifics to give readers a better idea of what she previously experienced?"
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    #6The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic American novel by Mark Twain. Published in 1884, it tells the story of a naughty boy settled in the Mississippi Valley. Full of humor it's also considered a deep and complex work.
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    Rosa María Gallegos
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the best book released by Penguin as a deluxe classic novel. Written 100 full years before my birth, this novel truly has withstood the test of time to become one of the most beloved and memorable tales of all time."
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    #7The Monk (Penguin Classics)

    The Monk (Penguin Classics)
    The Monk is a book by Matthew Lewis and Christopher MacLachlan that tells the story of a young girl who entered the monastery disguised as a boy. There a monk will molester her and the story will be filled with profanity.
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    Aradhya Venkatesan
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I did not care for this book. I felt it is not a classic novel by Penguin by any means. I read plenty of Penguin novel and this for me was an effort of get through. I did not care for the story line by any means and found that it was very offensive. I should pass on this novel and not recommend it to others."
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    #8A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce and edited by Seamus Deane is published in 2003. This Penguin Classics edition portrays religious rebellion, including one's development intellectually and emotionally.

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    Austin Freeman
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This is a James Joyce choice. It dates back decades. Some people find Joyce difficult to read for pleasure. His sentence structures are lengthy and he uses very elaborate language. "
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    #9Arthurian Romances (Penguin Classics)

    Arthurian Romances (Penguin Classics)
    Arthurian Romances is a book by Chretien de Troyes containing romantic tales surrounding King Arthur's knights - Erec, Cliges, Yvain, and of course, the Knight of the Cart, Lancelot. It is translated by William Comfort.
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    Cheng Chang
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "One important note is that the Arthurian romances of Chretien de Troyes were originally in verse; they were not novels. This is a prose translation, and I think the translator does a good job retaining the interest in these stories' plot, without alienating those who aren't fans of poetry. The characters are memorably drawn and the stories (some of them, anyway) are legendary. This is a classic in every sense."
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    #10Dracula

    Dracula

    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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    Victoria Nguyen
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "If you like reading historic literature this is the book for you. It is great from start to finish."
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    #11The Sagas of Icelanders

    The Sagas of Icelanders
    The Sagas of Icelanders is a classic non-fiction mythology book written by Jane Smiley. This historical book is set in Saga Age or Vikings Age. It is first published in 1200 and reproduced by Penguin Books. 
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Summary

Best What are the best Penguin deluxe classic novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1We Have Always Lived in the CastleBooks 33 Paid
2Little WomenBooks 21 Paid
3Nineteen Eighty FourBooks 19 Paid
4Pride and PrejudiceBooks 16 Paid
5Emma (Vol. 1)Books 13 Paid
6The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBooks 12 Free
7The Monk (Penguin Classics)Books 7 Paid
8A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManBooks 5 Paid
9Arthurian Romances (Penguin Classics)Books 3 Paid
10DraculaBooks 1 Free
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