Penguin classics Archive

Round-Up: Ancient Egyptian Stories, Tom Hanks, and Walt Whitman

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From newly translated ancient Egyptian stories to Walt Whitman's lost novel, here's the latest literary news.

“A Ripple Effect that Turned into a Tidal Wave”: The Journey of a Discarded Book

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One day eighteen years ago, a senior colleague at the small South Carolina college where I taught found more than $300,000 worth of stripped Penguin paperbacks at a local thrift shop. Other than the piece of each cover that had been sliced off, the books were in excellent condition,