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Penguin Mini Modern Classics

The short story is we're going to change the way you read.

2011 is the fiftieth anniversary of the Penguin Modern Classics. To celebrate we're publishing fifty mini Modern Classics. They're full of the best short fiction by the greatest writers of the last 100 years (or so), from Beckett to Saki, Nabokov to Kafka and Updike to Wodehouse.

Conveniently priced and temptingly sized, each book is a quick literary hit, a satisfying shot of storytelling. And though they don't take long to read, they'll stay with you long after you turn the final page.
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50 books · 52 voters · list created June 18th, 2012 by Alex Cross (votes) .
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message 1: by Alex (new)

Alex Cross I have added every book released by Penguin in their Mini Modern Classics series. Please vote for the versions in this list.

Happy reading!


message 2: by LJ (new)

LJ Alex wrote: "I have added every book released by Penguin in their Mini Modern Classics series. Please vote for the versions in this list.

Happy reading!"



Thank you, Alex :)


message 3: by Fatin (new)

Fatin I've this bookmarked, and I shall one day soon own them all.


message 4: by Maru (new)

Maru Kun Thanks for this which is great! It will help me meet my 2015 reading challenge in the year I read War and Peace.


message 5: by teo (new)

teo Does anyone have a clue where I could buy the complete set? Either the box set or without the box. I've searched Amazon, Ebay and all the retailers that pop up on google without results. Emailing Penguin wasn't of any help either.


message 6: by BookLovingLady (last edited Feb 18, 2019 04:16AM) (new)

BookLovingLady teo wrote: "Does anyone have a clue where I could buy the complete set? Either the box set or without the box. I've searched Amazon, Ebay and all the retailers that pop up on google without results. Emailing P..."

Is this what you're looking for? Mini Modern Classics Box Set (Penguin Classics) Unfortunately it is not available as new right now, but it does seem to be available second hand though.


message 7: by teo (new)

teo Booklovinglady wrote: "teo wrote: "Does anyone have a clue where I could buy the complete set? Either the box set or without the box. I've searched Amazon, Ebay and all the retailers that pop up on google without results..."

I'm looking for the set in the first link, but if you look closely the second link is a different one. I can't find the first one anywhere new or used. The only option seems to be to buy the 50 books individually most of which are available.


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Akhtar teo wrote: "Booklovinglady wrote: "teo wrote: "Does anyone have a clue where I could buy the complete set? Either the box set or without the box. I've searched Amazon, Ebay and all the retailers that pop up on..."

I just got it today from local book fair at 4500 rs.


message 9: by Greg (new)

Greg Having recently read Thackery's "Vanity Fair", I am now craving short works.


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