Tuesday 29 August 2017

Complete List of Penguin Clothbound Classics (Updated for 2017)

Amanda Kennedy

Since 2008, Penguin have published classic literature in a beautifully packaged format: the Clothbound Classics series. Each edition is bound in cloth, with covers individually designed by the talented Coralie Bickford-Smith.

Several new titles have been published since I first created a complete list of this collection, including all three volumes of Proust's Rememberance of Things Past and Jule's Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. So I decided to update the list to include these new titles, along with a free printable download with full details of each title to assist in completing your own collection.

In order of publication, here is the complete list of Penguin Clothbound Classics to date (August 2017):
  1. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  2. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  4. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  5. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
  6. Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  8. Crime and Punishment* by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  10. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  11. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  12. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  13. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  14. The Odyssey by Homer
  15. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
  17. Emma by Jane Austen
  18. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  19. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  20. The Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint by William Shakespeare
  21. A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings by Charles Dickens
  22. Inferno: The Divine Comedy I by Dante
  23. Gulliver's Travels - - by Johnathan Swift
  24. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  25. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  26. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  27. Middlemarch by George Elliot
  28. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  29. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  30. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  31. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  32. Jabberwocky by Lewis Carrol
  33. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  34. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  35. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery
  36. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  37. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  38. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  39. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
  40. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  41. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  42. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  43. Metamorphoses – by
  44. Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
  45. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  46. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  47. Madame Bovary (Re-Print) by Gustave Flaubert
  48. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  49. Love and Friendship by Jane Austen
  50. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  51. The Iliad by Homer
  52. The Travels by Marco Polo
  53. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  54. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  55. Villette by Charlotte Brontë
  56. Naked Lunch by William D Burroughs
  57. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  58. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  59. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  60. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  61. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
  62. Remembrance of Things Past: Volume 1 by Marcel Proust
  63. Remembrance of Things Past: Volume 2 by Marcel Proust
  64. Remembrance of Things Past: Volume 3 by Marcel Proust
  65. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Amanda Kennedy / Book Blogger, Writer & Editor

Amanda is a lifelong learner and book lover who lives in the North of England with her family and several cats. She writes book reviews, literary news and bookish articles here on All My Pretty Books.

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  1. hey sorry but dont the 6 Volumes by Anthony Trollope count?

    1. Those are hardback, not clothbound. They're a part of the Penguin English Library series, I believe.

  2. War and Peace (978-0241265543) was also released in 2017. Upcoming 2018 releases: Crime and Punishment (978-0241347683), The RIng of Nibelung (978-0241305850), Don Quixote (978-0241347768), The Mayor of Castorbridge (978-0241347775), and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (978-0241347782).

  3. Hi! I tried to download the free printable but it said I didn’t have access to it? Which I thought was weird. Anyways was wondering if you could help thanks!


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