LIVES OF THE ARTISTS
Edited and Translated by George Bull
Four centuries of creativity are captured in
Vasari’s reflections on the lives and works of
Italian artists. Each volume includes an
insightful introduction by the editor.
Twenty artists from Cimabue, Giotto, and
Leonardo to Michelangelo and Titian. 480 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044500-5 $14.00
Notes by Peter Murray
Twenty-five artists from Perugino, Sansovino,
Veneziano, and del Castagno to Nicola and
Giovanni Pisano. 400 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044460-2 $13.00
Translated by David Marsh
Introduction by Anthony Grafton
Vico’s astonishingly ambitious attempt to provide a comprehensive science of all human
society by decoding the history, mythology,
and law of the ancient world. 560 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-043569-7 $16.00
HISTORY IN OUR TIME
“Displays its author’s range as a historian
and his skills as a working critic.”— The New
York Times Book Review. Reveals how even the
most exceptional figures—Churchill and
Nightingale, Thatcher and A. J. P. Taylor—can
only be understood in their full historical
Penguin 336 pp. 0-14-024955-9 $15.00
f THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
A Guided Tour of the Language
“[An] illuminating tour of our most common
treasure by one of its most lucid and sensible
professionals.”—The Times (London).
Penguin 336 pp. 0-14-100396-0 $16.00
f THE STORIES OF ENGLISH
“Simply the best introductory history of the
English language family that we have. The
plan of the book is ingenious, the writing lively,
the exposition clear, and the scholarly standard
uncompromisingly high.”—J. M. Coetzee.
Overlook 608 pp. 1-58567-601-2 $35.00
THE ROUGH GUIDE HISTORY
See Rough Guide Histories, page 84
f ENGLAND’S THOUSAND BEST HOUSES
“[Jenkins] has done his homework. England’s
Thousand Best Houses has the makings of a
popular topographical classic.”— The Times
Literary Supplement. “Engrossing and richly
detailed....Endlessly fresh and interesting,
authoritative, and above all, enthusiastic.”—
The Literary Review. Maps, a glossary of
English terms, introductions to each county, a
5-star rating system for each house, and color
photographs throughout. 992 pp.
Viking Studio 0-670-03302-2 $65.00
Also in Penguin: England’s Thousand Best Churches
Robert McCrum, William Cran,
and Robert MacNeil
THE STORY OF ENGLISH
Third Revised Edition
New Introduction by Robert McCrum
“A first-rate introduction to one of the most
fascinating of subjects.”— The New York Times.
“Rarely has the English language been
scanned so brightly and broadly in a single
volume.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
29 b/w maps.
Penguin 496 pp. 0-14-200231-3 $16.00
& EARLY HISTORY
“Scholarly and readable in the highest
degree...No one reading Mr. Alcock’s book
could seriously doubt that an important figure
called Arthur existed.”—Anthony Powell.
“Authoritative, scrupulous and enlightening.”— C. P. Snow.
Penguin 496 pp. 0-14-139069-7 $16.00
Translated by Lucienne Hill
Foreword by Andre Aciman
Anouilh’s celebrated play draws from historical events in the Norman conquest of England
to create a profound portrait of a man’s soul—
and a transcendent vision of the human spirit.
Riverhead 144 pp. 1-57322-508-8 $11.00
OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE
Translated by Leo Sherley-Price
Edited with an Introduction by D. H. Farmer
Penguin Classics 0-14-044565-X
Bede, Brendan, and Eddius Stephanus
THE AGE OF BEDE
Edited with an Introduction by D. H. Farmer
Translated by J. F. Webb and D. H. Farmer
Four of the finest hagiographies provide valuable insight into the religious life and thought
of the period. 288 pp.
INCLUDES: The Voyage of St. Brendan, Bede’s Life of
Cuthbert, Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow,
and Eddius Stephanus’s Life of Wilfrid.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044727-X $12.00
James Campbell, editor
“A meaty text…tastefully garnished with just
the right pictures and maps.”— The Times
Educational Supplement. Illustrations.
Penguin 272 pp. 0-14-014395-5 $26.95
f THE CANTERBURY TALES: A Selection
Edited with an Introduction by Donald R. Howard
New Foreword by Frank Grady
A unique edition of the middle English text
which incorporates normalized spelling for
the greatest ease in reading and pronunciation.
Notes. Glossary. INCLUDES: General Prologue,
The Knight’s Tale, The Miller’s Prologue and Tale, The
Reeve’s Prologue and Tale, The Shipman’s Tale, The
Shipman-Prioress Link, The Prioress’ Prologue and
Tale, The Prologue and Tale of Sir Thopas, The
Monk’s Prologue, The Nun’s Priest’s Prologue and
Tale, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale, The
Clerk’s Prologue and Epilogue, The Merchant’s
Prologue and Tale, The Franklin Addresses the Squire,
The Franklin’s Prologue and Tale, The Host Addresses
the Pardoner, The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale, The
Parson’s Prologue, “Retraction.”
Signet Classic 416 pp. 0-451-52968-5 $5.95
Available February 2005
f THE CAN TERBURY TALES
Translated by Nevill Coghill
The entire body of Chaucer’s masterpiece in a
thoroughly readable modern translation.
Notes. 528 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-042438-5 $10.00
THE CANTERBURY TALES
The First Fragment
Edited with an Introduction by Michael Alexander
The General Prologue and the tales of the
Knight, Miller, Reeve, and Cook, each with its
own prologue, in the Riverside text. 304 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-043409-7 $9.95
A Complete Translation
The first ever complete English translation in a
single volume of “the book of English history”
(Michael Wood)—translated by an editorial
board comprised of the most renowned
Domesday scholars. “Domesday Book is not only
one of the most important documents in
English history: it is one of the most extraordinary documents in any country’s history.”
—Antonia Fraser. Full indexes of places and a
glossary of terms. 1,456 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-143994-7 $30.00
Geoffrey of Monmouth
OF THE KINGS OF BRITAIN
Translated with an Introduction by Lewis Thorpe
Penguin Classics 0-14-044170-0
Julian of Norwich
REVELATIONS OF DIVINE LOVE
Translated by Elizabeth Spearing
Introduction and Notes by A. C. Spearing 240 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044673-7 $13.00
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