Wydawnictwo Penguin Books

Wydawnictwo Penguin Books to brytyjska oficyna, której początki sięgają 1935 roku. Jej pomysłodawcy podbili rynek księgarski, publikując popularne tytuły i oferując je w bardzo przystępnych cenach. Wydawnictwo, realizując ideę jego założyciela, dbało, aby dzięki niskim cenom książek czytelnictwo rozpowszechniało się także wśród tych, którzy dotąd nie sięgali po słowo pisane.


Pierwsze tytuły sygnowane logiem z wizerunkiem pingwinka i charakterystyczną okładką zostały wydane przed II wojną światową, a rekordy popularności wśród nich biły powieści Ernesta Hemingwaya oraz kryminały Agathy Christie. Choć do 1939 roku wszystkie pozycje wydawnictwa ukazywały się wyłącznie w miękkich okładkach, każda książka była wydawana z wielką starannością. W latach wojny oficyna nieco zmieniła swój profil, dostarczając na rynek księgarski poczytne poradniki. W dziejach wydawnictwa po roku 1945 istotnych jest kilka dat związanych z publikacją książkowych bestsellerów. Należą do nich m.in.: "Charlie i fabryka czekolady" (1964), "Szatańskie wersety" (1988) czy "Służące" (2009).


Przez lata działalności oficyna publikowała: beletrystykę, kryminały, biografie sławnych postaci, książki podróżnicze i utwory sceniczne, każdy z gatunków oznaczając na okładce innym kolorem. Dziś Penguin Books słynie głównie z wydań: literatury dziecięcej i młodzieżowej, literatury pięknej, pozycji popularnonaukowych oraz o charakterze poradnikowym.


Każdego roku nakładem oficyny ukazuje się kilkanaście tysięcy tytułów. Do tej pory znalazły się wśród nich dzieła ponad 70 noblistów. Wydawnictwo Penguin Books zainicjowało też kilka ciekawych serii, z których najpopularniejsze to: "Penguin Classics", "Penguin Education" czy też "Pelican History of Art".

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow. Kahneman, Daniel. PB

    The New York Times Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co- author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co- author Richard Thaler, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. Why is there more...
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  • Penguin Readers Level 3: Animal Farm

    Animal Farm tells the story of a rebellion and how it goes wrong. The animals' lives on the farm are terrible - there is not enough food, the work is hard, and animals are dying. One day, the animals kick out the farmer and start to run the farm. Soon, a group of animals - the pigs - becomes more...
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  • The Great Gatsby

    The world and his mistress are at Jay Gatsby`s party. But Gatsby stands apart from the crowd, isolated by a secret longing. In between sips of champagne his guests speculate about their mysterious host. Some say he`s a bootlegger. Others swear he was a German spy during the war. They lean in and...
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  • Penguin Readers Level 2: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) is the story of a boy in Missouri in the 1840s. Tom Sawyer's parents are dead and he lives with his aunt in a small village next to the long Mississippi river. One night, Tom and his friend, Huckleberry Finn see Injun Joe kill Dr Robinson. "We can't say anything...
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  • The Secret History

    Truly deserving of the accolade Modern Classic, Donna Tartt's cult bestseller The Secret History is a remarkable achievement - both compelling AND elegant, dramatic AND playful. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New...
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  • Atomic Habits. The life-changing million copy bestseller

    People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes FROM the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, OR...
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  • The Hawthorne Legacy

    Intrigue, riches, and romance abound in this thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Inheritance Games Intrigue, riches, and romance abound in this thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Inheritance Games, perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson. The...
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  • The Body Keeps the Score. Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD'Dr. van der Kolk's masterpiece combines the boundless curiosity of the scientist, the erudition of the scholar, and the passion of the truth teller' Judith Herman, author of Trauma and Recovery The effects of trauma can be devastating for...
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  • Me Before You

    Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is...
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  • This Spells Love

    Have you ever had a break-up so bad you wish the whole relationship had never happened? Well, Gemma's wish has come true. After one too many margaritas lead to her mystical aunt reading out a drunken spell, she wakes up in a parallel world where she didn't give years of her life to the...
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  • My Boyfriend is a Vampire

    Hazy Florence is on track to graduate top of her class but she's determined to have a little fun along the way. As soon as she lays eyes on her mysterious and swoony new neighbour - Godric Hawthorn - Hazy knows he is just what she needs and they instantly fall for each other. But this is no...
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  • Beautiful Nightmares

    'Monster, monster, come out to play. Monster, monster, I've been waiting all day.' Everything Fortuna believed has been revealed as illusion and lies. Everything has changed. Now a prisoner in the Seelie Court, Fortuna discovers the game she has been playing is deadlier than she could have...
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    The Golden Enclaves

    The Golden Enclaves

    Saving the world is a test no school of magic can prepare you for in the triumphant conclusion to the Sunday Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Deadly Education and The Last Graduate. The one thing you never talk about while you're in the Scholomance is what you'll do when you get out -...
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    Deception

    Deception

    The enthralling new novel from the 10-million-copy, No. 1 bestselling author After the funeral of her mother, Sally, Alice Kent is approached by a man claiming to be her father. She had accepted Sally's many faults, and her reluctance to ever speak of the past. But faced with this staggering...
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  • The Inheritance Games

    Barnes is a master of puzzles and plot twists' E. Lockhart, author of We Were LiarsAn addictive and twisty thriller, full of dark family secrets and deadly stakes. Perfect for fans of Karen McManus and Holly Jackson. A BILLION-DOLLAR FORTUNE TO DIE FOR . . . She came from nothing. Avery has a...
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    Lady Susan. Penguin Little Clothbound Classics

    Lady Susan. Penguin Little Clothbound Classics

    Introducing Little Clothbound Classics: irresistible, mini editions of short stories, novellas and essays from the world's greatest writers, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. Celebrating the range and diversity of Penguin Classics, they take us from snowy Japan to springtime...
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  • Penguin Readers. Level 5. Unlocking The Universe

    Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations AND language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting...
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  • Warhol

    "Superb...Gopnik persuasively assembles his case over the course of this mesmerising book, which is as much art history and philosophy as it is biography" Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian When critics attacked Andy Warhol's Marilyn paintings as shallow, the Pop artist was happy to present himself as...
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  • Berlin Alexanderplatz

    Franz Biberkopf is back on the streets of Berlin. Determined to go straight after a stint in prison, he finds himself thwarted by an unpredictable external agency that looks an awful lot like fate. Cheated, humiliated, thrown from a moving car; embroiled in an underworld of pimps, thugs, drunks and...
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  • Turtles All the Way Down

    Our hearts were broken in the same places. That's something like love, but maybe not quite the thing itself' Aza's life is filled with complications. Living with anxiety and OCD is enough but when Daisy, her Best and Most Fearless Friend, brings her on a mission to find a fugitive billionaire...
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  • 1984. Penguin

    Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new...
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  • Myth of Sisyphus

    Inspired by the myth of a man condemned to ceaselessly push a rock up a mountain and watch it roll back to the valley below, The Myth of Sisyphus transformed twentieth-century philosophy with its impassioned argument for the value of life in a world without religious meaning.
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  • Penguin Readers Level 2 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reading series, designed for teenagers and young adults learning English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language practise activities, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and...
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  • Little Black Classics Box Set

    The irresistibly collectible box set of all 80 Little Black Classics In celebration of Penguin's 80th birthday, this box set of the 80 books in the Little Black Classics series showcases the many wonderful and varied writers in Penguin Black Classics. From India to Greece, Denmark to Iran, and not...
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  • Lessons in Chemistry

    Your ability to change everything - including yourself - starts here Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very...
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  • Penguin Readers. Level 4 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations AND language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting...
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  • 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. 2019 ed

    The #1 Sunday Times bestseller from 'the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now' (New York Times) - now in paperback. How should we live properly in a world of chaos and uncertainty?Jordan Peterson has helped millions of people, young and old, men and women, aim at a...
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  • Why We Sleep

    'Astonishing ... an amazing book ... absolutely chocker full of things that we need to know' Chris Evans THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER TLS, OBSERVER, SUNDAY TIMES, FT, GUARDIAN, DAILY MAIL AND EVENING STANDARD BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017 Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life,...
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  • Double Down. Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Book 11

    Get ready, Book 11 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming! The pressure's really piling up ON Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller AND explore his 'creative side'. As if...
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  • The Little Book of Lykke

    From the author of the international bestseller The Little Book of Hygge Lykke (Luu-kah) (n): Happiness It's easy to see why Denmark is often called the world's happiest country. Not only do they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and trains that run on time, but...
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