thE WORKS: Anatomy of a City
“a handsome 200-page compendium…The
Works is both a reference guide and a geeky
pleasure—a suitably obsessive love letter to
New York City.”— Time Out New York. using
innovative graphic images combined with succinct text explanations, this book describes the
technologies that keep New York City functioning, and the people who support them.
the Penguin Press 240 pp. 1-59420-071-8 $35.00
f GhOSt hUNtERS
William James and the Search
for Scientific Proof of Life after death
“Fascinating….Shows how and why many
British and american intellectuals (
including some prominent scientists) ended up on
a fruitless but determined hunt for ghosts....
Blum tells her literally wondrous tale very
well.”—The New York Times Book Review.
the Penguin Press 368 pp. 1-59420-090-4 $25.95
Anne Baring and Jules Cashford
thE m Yth OF thE GOddESS
the Evolution of an Image
“an indispensable source work for anyone
interested in this very important development of
religious ideas.”—Marija gimbutas.
Penguin 800pp. 0-14-019292-1 $26.00
the Story of Allen Lane, the Founder
of Penguin books and of the man Who
Changed Publishing Forever
“a masterly account of publishing in the twentieth century.”—New Statesman (London). “the
book is a triumph. Lewis’s knowledge of the
publishing world is unrivaled and this must
be the best survey of the nuts-and-bolts of
the industry ever devised.”—The Sunday Mail
(London). allen Lane, by founding Penguin
Books in 1935, revolutionized the publishing industry with the idea that great writing
ought to be made available for the price of a
pack of cigarettes. “an extraordinarily vivid
portrait of an extraordinary man.”—The
Sunday Telegraph (London).
Penguin 448 pp. 0-14-102461-5 $30.00
LOvE IN thE tImE OF vICtORIA
Sexuality and desire Among
Working-Class men and Women
in Nineteenth-Century London
using firsthand documents uncovered in
the archives of a London foundling hospital,
Barret-Ducrocq offers a marvelously acute census of Victorian sexual and moral attitudes.
Penguin 240pp. 0-14-017326-9 $16.00
thE bURNING OF bRIdGEt CLEARY
“a riveting account of a horrific murder in
19th-century ireland that is also a scholarly analysis of culture, politics, religion, and
mythology...impressive scholarship applied
to a fascinating episode.”—Kirkus Reviews.
8 pp. b/w photos.
Penguin 304pp. 0-14-100202-6 $14.00
thE mOdERN AmERICAN NOvEL
a major critical history of the american novel,
beginning with James and Dreiser, through
Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, to the
work of Pynchon, roth, and Vonnegut.
Penguin 336pp. 0-14-017044-8 $18.00
f thE CIt Y OF FALLING ANGELS
“the story of the [1996 Venice opera house] fire
and its aftermath is exceptionally interesting...
precise, evocative and witty.”—The Washington
Post. “an urbane, beautifully fashioned book.”
—The New York Times.
Penguin 432pp. 0-14-303693-9 $15.00
Malcolm Bradbury and James McFarlane, editors
mOdERNISm: 890– 930
a complete history and analysis of the modernist movement in european literature, with
biographies of important figures and extensive
Penguin 688pp. 0-14-013832-3 $19.00
PENGUIN b Y dESIGN
A Cover Story 935–2005
graphic designer Phil Baines charts the development of British publishing, the ever-changing
currents of cover art and style, and the role of
artists and designers in creating and designing
the Penguin look. Features 600 color illustrations.
Penguin 256 pp. 0-14-102423-2 $25.00
Erica Bauermeister, Jesse Larsen, and Holly Smith
500 GREAt bOOKS b Y WOmEN
A Reader’s Guide
“Concise summaries of works by women from
every continent except antarctica, organized
in themes ranging from art to ethics to family
to war.”—Los Angeles Times.
Penguin 384pp. 0-14-017590-3 $15.00
A hIStORY OF CIvILIzAtIONS
Translated by Richard Mayne
Braudel’s work of scholarship takes a decidely
anti-ethnocentric approach to the history of
civilization since the eighth century. “Highly
recommended.”—Library Journal. Maps.
Penguin 640pp. 0-14-012489-6 $16.95
Erica Bauermeister and Holly Smith
LEt’S hEAR It FOR thE GIRLS!
375 Great books for Readers 2– 4
“a much-needed treasure map of heroines and
Penguin 240pp. 0-14-025732-2 $15.00
Roger D. Abrahams
SINGING thE mAStER
the Emergence of African-American
Culture in the Plantation South
traces the impact of plantation traditions and
songs on black performance styles of the 19th-
Penguin 384 pp. 0-14-017919-4 $18.00
Edited by Henry Hardy and Aileen Kelly
Introduction by Aileen Kelly
this collection of seven essays includes vivid
portraits of such remarkable figures as Herzen,
Belinsky, turgenev, and tolstoy.
Penguin 336pp. 0-14-013625-8 $16.00
William J. Broad
f thE ORACLE: Ancient delphi and
the Science behind Its Lost Secrets
“enlightening and compelling...Drawing on
everything from Plutarch to petroleum research,
[Broad] ‘decrypts’ a fascinating story.”— The
Dallas Morning News.
B/w photos and illustrations throughout.
Penguin 336pp. 0-14-303859-1 $15.00
Available February 2007
Christian G. Appy
PAtRIOtS: the vietnam War
Remembered from All Sides
“Brilliant and painful....if i were asked to recommend a single book on the war it would be
this one.”—Marilyn Young, NYu.
Penguin 608 pp. 0-14-200449-9 $16.00
Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit
the West in the Eyes of Its Enemies
“[a] grandly illuminating study of two centuries
of anti-Western ideas.”—Foreign Affairs.
A Choice Outstanding Academic title.
Penguin 176pp. 0-14-303487-1 $14.00
WAYS OF SEEING
examines the relationship between reality and
perception, tracing the role of art in understanding the world.
Penguin 176pp. 0-14-013515-4 $14.00
Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant
thE PENGUIN dICtIONARY OF SYmbOLS
Provides a rich inventory of symbols from the
ancient world, india, China, Japan, and the
West as well as drawing together folkloric,
literary, and artistic sources. Line drawings,
Penguin reference 1,184 pp. 0-14-051254-3 $22.00
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