A note from Penguin:
Last year, Penguin compiled a list of the 10 Essential Penguin Classics we thought every person should read. We thought our list was complete. We were wrong.
Thanks to your outstanding, passionate feedback (Where was Don Quixote? War and Peace? On the Road?) the list is being recreated, this time by YOU.
What are YOUR Top 10 Essential Penguin Classics? Click here to peruse the longlist of 100 and then vote for your top 10 before November 1st. Everyone who votes will be entered for a chance to win a wonderful prize—one of three tote bags filled with three of our much-beloved Penguin Deluxe Classics—so make sure your voice is heard!
In November we will announce a shortlist of 25 Classics, curated entirely by YOUR votes and opinions. Check for updates regularly on the Top 10 Essential Penguin Classics website and chat about your choices at the Essential Classics Redux community page.
The ten which I voted for from this list include:
- One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Madame Bovary by Gustauve Flaubert
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
…and your list? Which titles do you feel deserve the top ten place?