Penguin Banned Books

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In honour of Banned Books Week- Why not try one of these Penguin titles which were, apparently, positively rife with dangerous ideas. A word of caution- reading any one of these books might spontaneously cause you to think differently or worse- view the world in a new way. Readers beware...

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell they tell us war is peace, slavery is freedom and ignorance is strength Book Cover Design, Book Design, Fictional Languages, Nineteen Eighty Four, Up Book, Beautiful Book Covers, Book Quotes, Life Quotes, Books To Read

Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening. Slowly, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent - even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101. .

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In The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald brilliantly captures both the disillusion of post-war America and the moral failure of a society obsessed with wealth and status. But he does more than render the essence of a particular time and place, for in chronicling Gatsby's tragic pursuit of his dream, Fitzgerald recreates the universal conflict between illusion and reality.

A Penguin Essential a day: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Artist: Maria Rivans Maria Rivans is a UK artist, living and working in Brighton. Graduating from Brighton Art College in 1986 with a BA. Penguin Art, Penguin Books, Cool Books, My Books, Dark Books, Book Cover Design, Book Design, Ap Literature, Essentials

'Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire.' Read the dark tale that inspired Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece Apocalypse Now.

Booktopia has Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, Penguin Modern Classics by George Orwell. Buy a discounted Paperback of Animal Farm: A Fairy Story online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Animal Farm Book, Animal Books, Farm Animals, Animal Farm George Orwell, All Animals Are Equal, Penguin Modern Classics, Penguin Books, Fiction Books, Book Lists

'It is the history of a revolution that went wrong - and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine', Orwell wrote. Written at the end of 1943, it almost remained unpublished. Its attack on Stalin, at that time Britain's ally, led to it being refused by publishers. Orwell's simple, tragic fable, telling what happens when the animals drive out Mr Jones and attempt to run the farm themselves, has since become a world-famous classic.

Booktopia has Lolita, Penguin Essentials by Vladimir Nabokov. Buy a discounted Paperback of Lolita online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita Vladimir, Books To Read, My Books, Russian Literature, Buch Design, Beach Reading, Light Of My Life, Classic Books

'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of my tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.' Language like you've never seen on a page.

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov - Penguin Books Ltd - ISBN 10 0141180145 - ISBN 13 0141180145 - A masterful… Penguin Classics, Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Bulgakov Master And Margarita, The Master And Margarita, Literary Characters, Penguin Books, Various Artists

The devil comes to Moscow wearing a fancy suit. With his disorderly band of accomplices - including a demonic, gun-toting tomcat - he immediately begins to create havoc. Disappearances, destruction and death spread through the city like wildfire and Margarita discovers that her lover has vanished in the chaos. Making a bargain with the devil, she decides to try a little black magic of her own to save the man she loves ...

Poet in New York by Federico Garcia Lorca, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. History Images, Art History, Mariano Moreno, Best Classic Books, Penguin Modern Classics, Book Presentation, Spanish Art, Zine, Yorkie

'There has been no more terribly acute critic of America than this steel-conscious and death-conscious Spaniard, with his curious passion for the modernities of nickel and tinfoil and nitre . . .' Lorca's take on the brutality and loneliness of NYC was one of amazement and indignation. His poetry moved away from the lyricism of the early Romanceros and toward experimental techniques through which he expressed tortured feelings of alienation.

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"Nothing but the darkness, and all around them destruction, and before them nothing but the fire--a bastard people, far from God, singing and crying in the wilderness!" First published in 1953, Baldwin's first novel is a short but intense, semi-autobiographical exploration of the troubled life of the Grimes family in Harlem during the Depression.

Buy One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Mighty Ape NZ. The Gulag, the Stalinist labour camps to which millions of Russians were condemned for political deviation, has become a household word in the West. I Have Breakfast, Books To Read, My Books, Penguin Modern Classics, Book Catalogue, Penguin Books, One Day, The Life, Fiction Books

This brutal, shattering glimpse of the fate of millions of Russians under Stalin shook Russia and shocked the world when it first appeared. Discover the importance of a piece of bread or an extra bowl of soup, the incredible luxury of a book, the ingenious possibilities of a nail, a piece of string or a single match in a world where survival is all.

Things Fall Apart (Penguin Modern Classics) by Chinua Achebe Paperback Things Fall Apart Book, African Literature, World Literature, History Books, Novels To Read, Books To Read, Book 1, The Book, Historia

Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive. His fame has spread like a bushfire in West Africa and he is one of the most powerful men of his clan. But he also has a fiery temper. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists. When outsiders threaten the traditions of his clan, Okonowo takes violent action. Will the great man's dangerous pride eventually destroy him?

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Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for paid labour in California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn't know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss's daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him …

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 2008 reprint with with an introduction by Blake Morrison. The cover photography is by Véronique Rolland. A Clockwork Orange, Teen Slang, Penguin Modern Classics, Orange Book, Anthony Burgess, B 13, Classic Literature, English Literature, Penguin Books

In this nightmare vision of a not-too-distant future, fifteen-year-old Alex and his three friends rob, rape, torture and murder - for fun. Alex is jailed for his vicious crimes and the State undertakes to reform him - but how and at what cost?