This book offers a comprehensive guide to teaching acting exercises that will unleash the inner creativity of students aged 8-18. Theories and techniques of some of the greatest theatre practitionersRead More
13 HOURS is the true account of the events of 11 September 2012, when terrorists attacked a US State Compound and a nearby CIA station in Libya, one of the most dangerous corners of the globe.
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. ‘The creature’s teeth were buried in the gunwale, and it lifted the whole thing out of the water likeRead More
Every important principle of philosophy, religion, politics, economics, the arts and the sciences is profiled in a series of short illustrated essays, complemented by an informative array of timelines and box features.
From drug lords, drug cheats and the morally corrupt to political despots and plain, old crackpots - the twentieth century certainly saw its fair share of villains.
the novel launched the Maine schoolteacher on a prolific and extraordinarily successful career.
A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens’ most loved books – a true classic and a Christmas time must-read. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man withRead More
Anthony Burgess’ nightmare vision of a society overrun by nihilistic violence and governed by a menacing totalitarian state, “A Clockwork Orange” includes an introduction by Blake Morrison in “Penguin ModernRead More
Shakespeare’s dextrous comedy of twin masters and twin servants continually mistaken for one another is both farce and more than farce. The Comedy of Errors examines the interplay between personal and commercialRead More
A monument to sloth, rant and contempt, a behemoth of fat, flatulence and furious suspicion of anything modern – this is Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, noble crusader againstRead More
When Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious, he wakes not to the familiar scenes of nineteenth-century America but to the bewildering sights and sounds of sixth-century Camelot.
With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India.
As a young college lecturer in the 1950s, ramanujan collected tales from servants, aunts, schoolteachers, childrenanyone who would tell him a storyand translated and interpreted them over the next three decades this volume includes seventy-seven tales, with ramanujans notes that help place the stories in their cultural and literary contexts.
Recently transplanted from the quiet suburbs of Minnesota to bustling Gurgaon, sixteen-year-old Anisha Rai is determined to hate her new life.
Xenophon's History recounts nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Continuing the story of the Peloponnesian War at the point where Thucydides finished his magisterial history, this is a fascinating chronicle of the conflicts that ultimately led to the decline of Greece, and the wars with both Thebes and the might of Persia.
“The surprise ‘must-read’ for people facing the Covid-19 epidemic.” —The Telegraph In 1665 the plague swept through London, claiming over 97,000 lives. Daniel Defoe was just five at the time ofRead More
With prose that is every bit as raw, intense and bitingly honest as the world it depicts, Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave contains a new afterword by the author in Penguin Modern Classics. Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley.
The new title in the best-selling ‘Little Book’ series by India’s most beloved writer, Ruskin Bond. Where does beauty live? Where should we travel to find it? Is a dawnRead More
hat can a flower teach us about courage? Or a little red ant? When is speaking up brave, and when holding one’s peace? Why must we look on with suspicionRead More
Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to aRead More
Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin’s London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
A Long Watch is the story of the highest-ranking prisoner taken by the Tamil Tigers during Sri Lanka's civil war, a naval officer pulled from a dark ocean after a battle at sea.
In A Modern Utopia, two travelers fall into a space-warp and suddenly find themselves upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. For more than seventy years, Penguin hasRead More
In response to the dire economic conditions in eighteenth-century Ireland, A Modest Proposal ironically exhorts the poor to provide their offspring as food to the rich. Skilfully applying a wealth of classicalRead More
The show must go on—and it’s up to Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew to track down a missing performer in this musical mystery! It’s opening day of the first Broadway musical to hit River Heights, and Nancy, Bess, and George are thrilled that they get to sit in the front row! The famed production of Francie is the talk of the...
When Elfrise Swanston meets Stephen Smith she is attracted to his handsome face, gentle bearing and the sense of mystery which surrounds him. Although distressed to find that the mysteryRead More
Set in the Paris of society women, prostitutes and small-minded bourgeousie, and the isolated villages of rural Normandy that de Maupassant knew as a child, the thirty-three tales in thisRead More
‘His great book … masterly in its prescience and its lucidity’ ANITA DESAI A compelling portrait of a society in the grip of imperialism, A Passage to India depicts theRead More
Travelling salesman Enrico Gaia decides to play a trick on the conceited ageing litterateur Mario Samigli: he dupes him into thinking that a representative of a prestigious Viennese publishing houseRead More