Penguin 60s Classics

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To celebrate its 60th anniversary circa 1995, Penguin Books released three boxed sets of Penguin Classics.

The main set (ISBN 0140952721, ISBN 978-0-14-095272-8) contained "classic" works. The set with Orange spines (ISBN 0140951792 / ISBN 978-0-14-095179-0) focused on 20th century or contemporary writers. A children's set (ISBN 0140953361) was also released, consisting of 30 volumes.

Series[edit]

Orange set (60)[edit]

  1. God's Dice by Martin Amis
  2. The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen
  3. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  4. Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin
  5. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
  6. from Le Pigeonnier by Dirk Bogarde
  7. Killing Lizards by William Boyd
  8. His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood by Poppy Z Brite
  9. Ten Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino
  10. Summer by Albert Camus
  11. First and Last by Truman Capote
  12. Goldfish by Raymond Chandler
  13. The Black Monk by Anton Chekhov
  14. Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl
  15. I'll be with you in the Squeezing of a Lemon by Elizabeth David
  16. The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor
  17. The Dreaming Child by Karen Blixen
  18. The Man with the Twisted Lip by Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. Racing Classics by Dick Francis
  20. Five Lectures on Psycho-Analysis by Sigmund Freud
  21. Prophet, Madman, Wanderer by Kahlil Gibran
  22. Adam's Navel by Stephen Jay Gould
  23. Five Letters from an Eastern Empire by Alasdair Gray
  24. Under the Garden by Graham Greene
  25. Seven Yorkshire Tales by James Herriot
  26. Little Tales of Misogyny by Patricia Highsmith
  27. The Haunted Dolls House by M. R. James and R. L. Stevenson
  28. Baa Baa Black Sheep by Rudyard Kipling
  29. A Long Night at Abu Simbel by Penelope Lively
  30. The Escape by Katherine Mansfield
  31. Bon Voyage, Mr President by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  32. The Angel by Patrick McGrath
  33. Bartleby by Herman Melville
  34. Gunner Milligan, 954024 by Spike Milligan
  35. Four Essays by Michel de Montaigne
  36. from The Four Corners by Jan Morris
  37. Rumpole and the Younger Generation by John Mortimer
  38. Tales from Malgudi by R. K. Narayan
  39. A Model by Anaïs Nin
  40. The Genius by Frank O'Connor
  41. Pages from a Scullion's Diary by George Orwell
  42. Sex and Violence, or Nature and Art by Camille Paglia
  43. A Taste of Life by Sara Paretsky
  44. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe
  45. Village Christmas by Miss Read
  46. Let Them Call It Jazz by Jean Rhys
  47. The Snatching of Bookie Bob by Damon Runyon
  48. The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope by Saki
  49. Scale by Will Self
  50. Death of a Nobody by Georges Simenon
  51. The Portobello Road by Muriel Spark
  52. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson
  53. Down the Yangtze by Paul Theroux
  54. Matilda's England by William Trevor
  55. Ram Chander's Story by Mark Tully
  56. Friends from Philadelphia by John Updike
  57. Why I Live at the P. O. by Eudora Welty
  58. Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton
  59. The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde
  60. Killing the Angel in the House by Virginia Woolf

Biography set (10)[edit]

With the traditional Penguin spine colour: Now Remember by Nabokov (next to a Penguin of regular format, Nabokov's Transparent Things)

(ISBN 0140953531)

  1. Richard Ellmann - The Trial of Oscar Wilde
  2. Laurie Lee - The War in Spain
  3. Dirk Bogarde - Coming of Age
  4. Anthony Burgess - Childhood
  5. Vladimir Nabokov - Now Remember
  6. Marianne Faithfull - Year One
  7. Barry Humphries - Less is More Please
  8. Lytton Strachey - Florence Nightingale
  9. Katharine Hepburn - Little Me
  10. Blake Morrison - Camp Cuba

Cookery set (10)[edit]

(ISBN 0140953485)

  1. Keith Floyd - Hot and Spicy Floyd
  2. Rick Stein - Fresh from the Sea
  3. Margaret Visser - More than Meets the Eye
  4. Elizabeth David - Peperonata and other Italian Dishes
  5. Nigel Slater - 30-Minute Suppers
  6. Helge Rubinstein - Chocolate Parfait
  7. Jane Grigson - Puddings
  8. Sophie Grigson - From Sophie's Table
  9. Claudia Roden - Ful Medames and other Vegetarian Dishes
  10. Lindsey Bareham - The LIttle Book of Big Soups

Travel set (10)[edit]

(ISBN 0140953507)

  1. Jan Morris - Scenes from Havian Life
  2. Gavin Young - Something of Samoa
  3. Colin Thubron - Smarkand
  4. Paul Theroux - Slow Trains to Simla
  5. Mark Shand - Elephant Tales
  6. Redmond O'Hanlon - A River in Borneo
  7. Alexander Frater - Where the Dawn Comes up the Thunder
  8. Patrick Leigh Fermor - Loose as the Wind
  9. Karen Blixen - From the Ngong Hills
  10. Mark Tully - Beyond Purdah

Black set (60)[edit]

  1. Jane Austen - The history of England
  2. Apollonius of rhodes - Jason and the Argonauts
  3. Aristophanes - Lysistrata
  4. Balzac - The Atheist's Mass
  5. Boccaccio - Ten Tales from the Decameron
  6. Beowulf and Grendel
  7. Buddhas Teachings
  8. James Boswell - Meeting Dr Johnson
  9. Matsuo Bashō - Haiku
  10. Thomas Carlyle - On Great Men
  11. Charlotte Perkins Gilman - The Yellow Wallpaper
  12. Charlotte Brontë - Mina Laury
  13. Cao Xueqin - Dream of the Red Chamber
  14. Cervantes - The Jealous Extremaduran
  15. Castiglione - Etiquette for Renaissance Gentlemen
  16. Joseph Conrad - The Secret Sharer
  17. Charles Darwin - The Galapagos Islands
  18. Dostoyevsky - The Gentle Spirit
  19. Bernal Díaz del Castillo - The Betrayal of Montezuma
  20. Frederick Douglass - The Education of Frederick Douglas
  21. Dante - The First Three Circles of Hell
  22. De Quincey - The pleasures and pains of opium
  23. Daniel Defoe - A Visitation of the Plague
  24. Benjamin Franklin - The Means and Manner of Obtaining Virtue
  25. Flaubert- A simple heart
  26. Gibbon - Reflections of the Fall of Rome
  27. Gilgamesh and enkidu
  28. Goethe - Letters from Italy
  29. George Eliot - The Lifted Veil
  30. Henry David Thoreau - Civil Disobedience
  31. Henry James - The Lessons of the Master
  32. Homer - The Rage of Achilles
  33. Homer - The Voyages of Odysseus
  34. Franz Kafka - The Judgement and In the Penal Colony
  35. Krishna's Dialogue on the Soul
  36. Kate Chopin - The Kiss
  37. Heinrich von Kleist - The Marquise of O
  38. Livy - Hannibal's Crossing of the Alps
  39. Machiavelli - The art of war
  40. Thomas Malory - The Death of King Arthur
  41. Maupassant - Boule de Suif
  42. Nietzsche - Zarathustra's Discourses
  43. Ovid - Orpheus in the Underworld
  44. Edgar Allan Poe - The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  45. Plato - Phaedrus
  46. Rimbaud - A Season in Hell
  47. Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Meditations of a Solitary Walker
  48. Saint Augustine - Confessions of a Sinner
  49. Robert Louis Stevenson - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  50. Thomas à Kempis - Counsels on the Spiritual Life
  51. Two Viking Romances
  52. Tolstoy - The Death of Ivan Ilyich
  53. Tales of Cú Chulainn
  54. Turgenev - Three Sketches from a Hunter Diary
  55. Mark Twain - The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
  56. Tacitus - Nero and the Burning of Rome
  57. Vasari - Lives of Three Renaissance Artists
  58. Edith Wharton - Souls Belated
  59. Oscar Wilde - The Portrait of Mr W.
  60. Walt Whitman - Song of Myself

Children's set (30)[edit]

  1. Roger Lancelyn Green - Robin Hood and his Merry Men
  2. King Arthurs Court
  3. Four Great Greek Myths
  4. Classic Nonsense Verse
  5. Alf Proysen - Mrs Pepperpot Turns Detective
  6. Philip Ridley - The Hooligan's Shampoo
  7. N J Dawood - Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves
  8. Paul Jennings - Three Quirky Tails
  9. Mark Twain - Tom Sawyer's Pirate Adventure
  10. Allan Ahlberg - The Night Train
  11. Joan Aiken - Dead Man's Lane
  12. Astrid Lindgren - The Amazing Pippi Longstocking
  13. Tove Jansson - Moomintrolls and Friends
  14. Lewis Carroll - Tailes from Alice in Wonderland
  15. Margaret Mahy - The Midnight Story
  16. Philippa Pearce - At the river Gates
  17. Dick King-Smith - The Clockwork Mouse
  18. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band
  19. Anne Fine - Keep it in the Family
  20. Michael Rosen - Smacking my lips
  21. Brothers Grimm - Tom Thumb
  22. Jon Scieszka - The Great Time Warp Adventure
  23. Roald Dahl - The Great Mouse Plot
  24. The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  25. Classic Ghost Stories
  26. L. M. Montgomery - Anne at Green Gables
  27. Hans Christian Andersen - The Little Mermaid
  28. Terry Jones - The Dragon on the Roof
  29. Rudyard Kipling - Tales from The Jungle Book
  30. Penelope Lively - Lost Dog