Penguin Group

The Penguin Group is a trade book publisher, part of Penguin Random House. It is owned by Pearson PLC, the global education and publishing company, and Bertelsmann, the German mediaconglomerate. The new company was created by a merger that was finalized on 1 July 2013, with Bertelsmann owning 53% of the joint venture, and Pearson controlling the remaining 47%.


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Belle du Seigneur

Albert Cohen - Publisher : Penguin Group

Geneva, 1930. Ariane and Solal are lovers. They share an intense passion that will lead them to the extreme of human relationship. A masterpiece of French Littérature. Prize of the novel of the Académie Française, 1968.
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Before sleep

Autumn

For all

Not easy to read

Classic modern

Between 10 and 20$

At least one month













Bonjour Tristesse

Françoise Sagan - Publisher : Penguin Group

Seventeen-year-old Cécile spends her summer in a villa on the French Riviera with her father and his mistress. Her father, Raymond, is a seductive, worldly, amoral man who has had many affairs. His latest woman friend is Elsa Mackenbourg: she and Cécile get on well. Raymond, Elsa and Cécile are spending an uneventful summer together until Anne Larsen arrives by way of an earlier invitation from...
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In the metro, train, bus

Summer

To my friends

enough easy to read

Classic modern

Less than 10$

A few days













Little Women

Louisa May Alcott - Publisher : Penguin Group

Four sisters live with their mother, facing Christmas without their father as the American Civil War is underway. The family is settled in a new neighborhood, living in genteel poverty after the father lost their money. Meg and Jo March, the elder sisters, both work outside the home for money to support the family. Meg teaches four children in a nearby family, while Jo aids her grand-aunt March, a...
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Before sleep

Winter

To my sister or brother

enough easy to read

Great classic

Less than 10$

A few days













Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Marisha Pessl - Publisher : Penguin Group

Publisher presentation: the mesmerizing New York Times bestseller by the author of Night FilmMarisha Pessl’s dazzling debut sparked raves from critics and heralded the arrival of a vibrant new voice in American fiction. At the center of Special Topics in Calamity Physics is clever, deadpan Blue van Meer, who has a head full of literary, philosophical, scientific, and cinematic knowledge. But she...
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To not die of boredom

Spring

To my colleagues

enough easy to read

Contemporary

Between 10 and 20$

A few days













The secret garden

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett - Publisher : Penguin Group

Mary Lennox is a troubled, sickly, and unloved 10-year-old girl born in India to selfish, wealthy British parents who never wanted her. She is primarily cared for by servants, who pacify her as much as possible to keep her out of her parents' way. She grows into a spoiled and selfish girl. Eventually, there is a cholera epidemic in India which kills Mary's parents and all the servants. Mary is...
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For the week-ends

Spring

To my children

enough easy to read

Classic modern

Less than 10$

A few days













On the road

Jack Kerouac - Publisher : Penguin Group

The two main characters of the book are the narrator, Sal Paradise, and his friend Dean Moriarty, much admired for his carefree attitude and sense of adventure, a free-spirited maverick eager to explore all kicks and an inspiration and catalyst for Sal's travels. The novel contains five parts, three of them describing road trips with Moriarty. The narrative takes place in the years 1947 to 1950,...
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During a travel

Autumn

To my male lover

enough easy to read

Classic modern

Less than 10$

A few days













Les liaisons dangereuses

Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos - Publisher : Penguin Group

The Vicomte de Valmont is determined to seduce the virtuous, married, and therefore inaccessible Madame de Tourvel, who is staying with Valmont's aunt while her husband is away on a court case. At the same time, the Marquise de Merteuil is determined to corrupt the young Cécile de Volanges, whose mother has only recently brought her out of a convent to be married — to Merteuil's previous lover,...
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To not die of boredom

Autumn

To my sister or brother

Not easy to read

Great classic

Less than 10$

A few days













What Maisie Knew

Henry James - Publisher : Penguin Group

When Beale and Ida Farange are divorced, the court decrees that their only child, the very young Maisie, will shuttle back and forth between them, spending six months of the year with each. The parents are immoral and frivolous, and they use Maisie to intensify their hatred of each other. Beale Farange marries Miss Overmore, Maisie's pretty governess, while Ida marries the likeable but weak Sir...
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Pour tous les jours

Autumn

To my parents

enough easy to read

Great classic

Less than 10$

At least one month













The Discovery of Heaven

Harry Mulisch - Publisher : Penguin Group

Publisher presentation: on a cold night in Holland, Max Delius - a hedonistic, yet brilliant astronomer who loves fast cars, nice clothes and women - picks up Onno Quist, a cerebral chaotic philologist who cannot bear the banalities of everyday life. They are like fire andwater. But when they learn they were conceived on the same day, it is clear that something extraordinary is about to happen....
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During my holidays

Winter

To my friends

enough easy to read

Classic modern

Less than 10$

At least one month













1984

George Orwell - Publisher : Penguin Group

The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (or Ingsoc in the government's invented language, Newspeak) under the control of a privileged elite of the Inner Party, that...
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Pour tous les jours

Autumn

To my boss

enough easy to read

Great classic

Less than 10$

At least one month






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