List of Penguin Classics

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This is a list of books published as Penguin Classics.

In 1996, Penguin Books published as a paperback A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics and Twentieth-Century Classics (ISBN 01-47-71090-1).

This article covers editions in the series: Black label (1970s), Colour-coded spines (1980s), and the most recent editions (2000s).

By colour[edit]

The majority of the series is sorted by the colour of the spines. Red represents English language, yellow is translated from a European language, green is translated from an Eastern language, purple is Ancient Greek or Latin classics.


ISBN Title Author
ISBN 0-14-044121-2 Bhagavad Gita
ISBN 0-14-044131-X Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu
ISBN 0-14-044348-7 Analects Confucius
ISBN 0-14-044100-X Epic of Gilgamesh
ISBN 0-14-044384-3 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyám
ISBN 0-14-044272-3 Ramayana Sage Valmiki
ISBN 0-14-044272-3 Poems Li Po and Tu Fu
ISBN 0-14-044558-7 The Koran
ISBN 0-14-044597-8 Says Tuka Tukaram


ISBN Title Author
The Aeneid Virgil
The Age of Alexander Plutarch
ISBN 0-14-044241-3 The Agricola and the Germania Tacitus
Alcestis, Hippolytus and Iphigenia in Tauris Euripides
ISBN 0-14-044060-7 The Annals of Imperial Rome Tacitus
The Art of Rhetoric Aristotle
The Athenian Constitution Aristotle
The Bacchae and other plays Euripides
The Birds and Other Plays (The Knights, Peace, The Assemblywomen and Wealth) Aristophanes
ISBN 0-14-044253-7 The Campaigns of Alexander Arrian
Chattering Courtesans and Other Sardonic Sketches Lucian
Cicero's Letters to Atticus Cicero
City of God St.Augustine
The Civil War Julius Caesar
The Civil Wars Appian
The Comedies: Adelphoe, Andria, Eunuchus, Heauton Timorumenos, Hecyra and Phormio Terence
The Complete Fables Aesop
The Complete Odes and Epodes Horace
ISBN 0-14-044114-X Confessions St. Augustine
ISBN 0-14-044433-5 The Conquest of Gaul Julius Caesar
The Consolation of Philosophy Boethius
Conversations of Socrates Xenophon
De Anima Aristotle
The Digest of Roman Law Justinian
ISBN 0-14-044104-2 The Early History of Rome (Books I-V) Titus Livy
Early Socratic Dialogues: (Ion, Laches, Lysis, Charmides, Hippias Major, Hippias Minor, Euthydemus) Plato
Early Greek Philosophy
Electra and Other Plays (Ajax, Women of Trachis, Philoctetes) Sophocles
The Enneads Plotinus
The Erotic Poems (including Amores and Ars Amatoria) Ovid
Essays Plutarch
ISBN 0-14-044084-4 The Fall of the Roman Republic Plutarch
Fasti Ovid
ISBN 0-14-044174-3 Four Tragedies and Octavia Seneca
Fragments Heraclitus
The Golden Ass Apuleius
Gorgias Plato
ISBN 0-14-044560-9 The Greek Alexander Romance
Greek Political Oratory (Thucydides, Lysias, Andocides, Isocrates, Demosthenes)
The Greek Sophists
ISBN 0-14-044225-1 Guide to Greece: Volume 1, Central Greece Pausanias
Guide to Greece: Volume 2, Southern Greece Pausanias
Heracles and Other Plays Euripides
Heroides Ovid
Hesiod (Theogony, Works and Days) and Theognis (Elegies)
Hippocratic Writings
ISBN 0-14-044412-2 The History of Alexander Quintus Curtius Rufus
A History of My Times Xenophon
The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides
ISBN 0-14-044034-8 The Histories Herodotus
ISBN 0-14-044150-6 The Histories Tacitus
Homeric Hymns Homer
The Iliad Homer
ISBN 0-14-044420-3 The Jewish War Josephus
ISBN 0-14-044132-8 The Jugurthine War/The Conspiracy of Catiline Sallust
The Last Days of Socrates (Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo) Plato
The Later Roman Empire Ammianus Marcellinus
The Laws Plato
Letters from a Stoic Seneca
Life of Apollonius Philostratus
Lives of the Later Caesars
Makers of Rome Plutarch
Medea and Other Plays (Hecabe, Electra, Heracles) Euripides
Meditations Marcus Aurelius
Metamorphoses Ovid
The Metaphysics Aristotle
Murder trials Marcus Tullius Cicero
Natural History: A Selection Pliny the Elder
The Nature of the Gods Marcus Tullius Cicero
ISBN 0-14-044055-0 The Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle
ISBN 0-14-044001-1 The Odyssey Homer
The Good Life (including The Dream of Scipio) Marcus Tullius Cicero
On Government Marcus Tullius Cicero
On the Nature of the Universe Lucretius
ISBN 0-14-044067-4 The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides Aeschylus
Orestes and Other Plays (The Children of Heracles, Andromache, The Suppliant Women, The Phoenician Women, Iphigenia in Aulis) Euripides
The Persian Expedition Xenophon
Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII Plato
Plays and Fragments by Menander (earlier edition includes Characters by Theophrastus)
Plutarch on Sparta Plutarch
Poetics Aristotle
The Politics Aristotle
Prometheus Bound and Other Plays (The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians) Aeschylus
The Pot of Gold and Other Plays (The Prisoners, The Brothers Menaechmus, The Swaggering Soldier, Pseudolus) Plautus
Protagoras and Meno Plato
The Republic Plato
The Rise and Fall of Athens Plutarch
The Rise of the Roman Empire Polybius
The Roman History: The Reign of Augustus Cassius Dio
Rome and Italy (Books VI-X) Titus Livy
Rome and the Mediterranean (Books XXXI-XLV Titus Livy
ISBN 0-14-044136-0 The Rope and Other Plays (The Ghost, A Three-Dollar Day, Amphitryo) Plautus
Satires and Epistles by Persius and Satires Horace
Satirical Sketches Lucian
The Satyricon and The Apocolocyntosis Petronius and Seneca
Selected Political Speeches Marcus Tullius Cicero
Selected Works Marcus Tullius Cicero
Symposium Plato
Theaetetus Plato
ISBN 0-14-044425-4 The Three Theban Plays: (Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus) Sophocles
ISBN 0-14-044072-0 The Twelve Caesars Suetonius
Timaeus and Critias Plato
The Voyage of Argo Apollonius of Rhodes
The War with Hannibal (Books XXI-XXX) Titus Livy


ISBN Title Author
ISBN 0140433163 An Autobiography John Stuart Mill
ISBN 0-14-043090-3 Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
ISBN 0-14-043231-0 The Comedies of William Congreve William Congreve
ISBN 0-14-042277-3 The Complete Poems Ben Jonson
ISBN 0-14-042267-6 The Complete Poems and Translations Christopher Marlowe
ISBN 0-14-044547-1 The Confidence Man Herman Melville
ISBN 0-14-044557-9 The Education of Henry Adams Henry Adams
ISBN 0-14-043219-1 Five Plays Thomas Middleton
ISBN 0-14-043133-0 The History of England Lord Macaulay
ISBN 0-14-043443-7 Medieval English Lyrics 1200-1400
ISBN 0-14-043370-8 New Atlantis Francis Bacon
ISBN 0-14-043205-1 The Origin of Species Charles Darwin
ISBN 0-14-044177-8 Revelations of Divine Love Julian of Norwich
ISBN 0-14-044435-1 The Travels of Sir John Mandeville John Mandeville
ISBN 0-14-043268-X The Voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin
ISBN 0-14-043199-3 A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Mary Wollstonecraft


ISBN Title Author
ISBN 0-14-044369-X A Month in the Country Ivan Turgenev
ISBN 0-14-044224-3 Fathers and Sons Ivan Turgenev
ISBN 0-14-044304-5 On the Eve Ivan Turgenev
ISBN 0-14-044009-7 Rudin Ivan Turgenev
ISBN 0-14-044147-6 Home of the Gentry Ivan Turgenev
ISBN 0-14-044436-X Spring Torrents Ivan Turgenev

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