Penguin Classics

Thomas Ligotti gets the Penguin Classics seal of approval

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Thomas Ligotti could be called an acquired taste for some, in the same sense that some evangelical preachers acquire resistance to snakebite and strychnine. This most mordant, bleak, and pessimistic of horror writers hardly lays himself out to make things easier for readers, or to court success. [...]

App Review: Poems by Heart, a Penguin Classics app

By Joanna Cabot
April 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Poems by Heart is a new app from Penguin Classics designed to help readers memorize great poems. It’s a clever concept. You can browse the available poems and read them—or have them read to you with narration. And when you’re ready to learn the poem, a fill-in-the-blanks game that [...]

New Orwell cover designs obscure an Orwellian copyright saga

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 10, 2013 // 6 Comments

Penguin Books, along with its seriously talented team of graphic designers, is making great play of its latest rebooting of the George Orwell franchise. Coverage from the Huffington Post to the Creative Review lauds Penguin’s brave and high-minded initiative to relaunch Orwell’s works with [...]

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