Penguin Great Loves

From the flush of first love in Turgenev's First Love, to unrequited love in Nabokov's Mary, from John Updike's celebration of adultery in The Women Who Got Away to the murderous passions of Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata, Great Loves is a tribute to the power of love in all its guises, romantic and passionate, deviant and doomed.
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20 books · 36 voters · list created January 8th, 2013 by Alex Cross (votes) .
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message 1: by Alex (new)

Alex Cross I have added all books released by Penguin as part of their Great Loves series. Please vote for the versions in this list.

Happy reading!


message 2: by Wanda (new)

Wanda These "print" covers are fab! They would be gorgeous in picture frames or as wall/cabinet stencils.


message 3: by Alex (last edited Jan 08, 2013 10:58AM) (new)

Alex Cross Wanda wrote: "These "print" covers are fab! They would be gorgeous in picture frames or as wall/cabinet stencils."

I'm a sucker for minimalist book covers and these are especially pretty. I just purchased the box set at a ridiculously cheap price (£9.99 plus P&P) and it seems a shame to display only the spines.


message 4: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Jan 08, 2013 12:05PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Alex wrote: "I just purchased the box set at a ridiculously cheap price (£9.99 plus P&P) and it seems a shame to display only the spines."

Yes, it is; absolutely. The box set sounds like a steal ... where did you find it?

ETA: Oh, I see, Amazon UK -- drat, only domestic delivery, though! :(


message 5: by Alex (new)

Alex Cross Themis-Athena wrote: "Yes, it is; absolutely. The box set sounds like a steal ... where did you find it?"

The Book People - it's also available from the same company on Amazon UK if you have gift cards to use up (like I did).


message 6: by Wanda (new)

Wanda TA, I know it says domestic delivery, but could they be delivered to me here in the States and I could then post them to you? I would be happy to do so.

@Alex: laid out, those books must be beautiful and something special to see. I am with you, I love everything minimalist-style.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Alex wrote: "The Book People - it's also available from the same company on Amazon UK if you have gift cards to use up (like I did)."

Thank you for the link! Unfortunately, they say they currently don't offer international delivery. Oh well. ;) It was worth a try regardless!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Wanda wrote: "TA, I know it says domestic delivery, but could they be delivered to me here in the States and I could then post them to you? I would be happy to do so."

Wanda, that's incredibly generous of you but (1) "domestic" means British in this instance, and (2) more importantly, it's a huge and very hefty package and I would not want to inflict the advance of the corresponding shipping costs on anyone, especially not a friend. But thank you so very much for the offer!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Wanda wrote: "laid out, those books must be beautiful and something special to see."

Yes, I think so too. AND they're great books to boot ...


message 10: by Alex (new)

Alex Cross I'm guessing this series was never released by Penguin Books in the US. Amazon.com have some but not many of the individual books.

Keep an eye on Amazon UK's Used and New for sellers willing to offer international delivery at a non-extortionate rate (I had a quick look on eBay for you but nothing seemed like a startling bargain).


message 11: by Wanda (new)

Wanda Themis-Athena wrote: "Wanda wrote: "TA, I know it says domestic delivery, but could they be delivered to me here in the States and I could then post them to you? I would be happy to do so."

Wanda, that's incredibly ge..."


I understand; but, that is what friends are for.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Alex wrote: "I'm guessing this series was never released by Penguin Books in the US. Amazon.com have some but not many of the individual books.

Keep an eye on Amazon UK's Used and New for sellers willing to offer international delivery at a non-extortionate rate (I had a quick look on eBay for you but nothing seemed like a startling bargain)."


Thank you as well!!

I've placed the set on my Amazon.de wish list (I live in Germany), that will guarantee I'll routinely check for bargains both there and in the UK.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Wanda wrote: "that is what friends are for."

!!


message 14: by booksofAhu (new)

booksofAhu thanks for putting the list


message 15: by Jacolene (new)

Jacolene Thank you! You are great! Alex wrote: "I have added all books released by Penguin as part of their Great Loves series. Please vote for the versions in this list.

Happy reading!"



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