The Penguin Essentials ‘are essential reads’ that include ‘some of the most important books from the last 100 years – with covers designed by contemporary artists so that they feel fresh and unexpected, appealing to a new generation of readers.’ (Including the super-stylish Dave Eggers cover above!)
Titles range through the Classic canon with Brideshead Revisited, The Great Gatsby and A Passage to India, through to modern meta-revisions of Classics with Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea (reimagining Jane Eyre) and J M Coetzee’s Foe (reimagining Robinson Crusoe), through to the popular and prize-winning with Patrick Susskind’s Perfume and Nicole Krauss’ The History of Love, amongst others.
Joining the line-up this year is White Teeth by Zadie Smith, Any Human Heart by William Boyd, A Brief History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka, Are You Experienced? by William Sutcliffe, A Start in Life, by Anita Brookner, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, Twilight by Elie Wiesel, High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, The Road to Lichfield by Penelope Lively and The Circle by Dave Eggers.
To WIN the FULL set of 2017 Penguin Essentials simply post in the comments section below which titles you would add to the Penguin Essentials 2017 list (the 10 new titles as above) and who you would knock off the list! Best answer wins. Competition closes May 29th.
2017 titles will be published in Penguin paperback on the 1st June 2017 priced at £8.99