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The Penguin CLASSICS Series


Penguin Classics L1-L99 (page 1)
Penguin Classics L100-L150 (page 2)







The series began in January 1946 with the publication of the first Classic 'L1', Homer's Odyssey, translated by E.V. Rieu, who was also the first editor of the series. Over the years, this first book sold more than a million copies. The series involved translating well known classics from over 25 languages.

The covers from these early Penguin Classics were designed with a 'classical' feel to them, with engraved roundels which were the only design feature until 1963, when black illustrated covers designed by Germano Facetti (who became Penguin's Art Director in 1960) were introduced. The roundels, a 'vignette' in round form, were designed by well known illustrators.

The Penguin Classics, which were launched at the end of the Second World War, had in 1984 a current list of over 400 titles. From 1985 'Classics' also subsumed 'Pelican Classics' and the English and American Libraries. During the 1980s the Classics list was revised and new translations commissioned to reflect the more modern interpretations of the original texts.

Like the earlier main series Penguins which were colour coded 'Orange' for fiction, 'Blue' for biography and so on, the early Penguin Classics, in all some 122 titles, with their 'Roundel' on the cover (sometimes referred to as 'Medallion'), had a simple design and were given a simple colour coding on the cover. They were coded by the source language or region. The first Classic 'L1', Homer's Odyssey, was Greek and coloured brown, 'L2' by Guy de Maupassant was in French and given a green cover.

The Language (or Region) Colour Code for the first 122 titles is as follows:
Brown = Greek
Green = French
Purple = Latin
Blue = Italian
Red = Russian
Orange = Old English
Olive = German
Mustard = Middle Eastern
Buff = Scandinavian
Yellow = Far Eastern
Peacock = Spanish
Rose = Portuguese



Information and cover photographs of the Penguin SPECIALS series:

Number: L1
Series No.: L1
Title: THE ODYSSEY
Author: Homer
Translated: by E. V. Rieu
Cover roundel: drawing by William Grimmond
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: January 1946 [printed date: 1945]
Pages: 384pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Number: L2
Series No.: L2
Title: BOULE DE SUIF and Other Stories
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Translated: by H. N. P. Sloman
Cover roundel: by Clarke Hutton?
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: December 1946
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 1/-
Number: L3
Series No.: L3
Title: THE THEBAN PLAYS King Oedipus; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone
Author: Sophocles
Translated: by E. F. Watling
Cover roundel: based on an alleged bust of dramatist; by Bert Pugh?
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1947
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 1/-
Number: L4
Series No.: L4
Title: CANDIDE
Author: Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Translated: by John Butt
Cover roundel: drawing by William Grimmond
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1947
Pages: 144pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 1/-
Number: L5
Series No.: L5
Title: TACITUS: ON BRITAIN AND GERMANY (The 'Agricola' and the 'Germania')
Author: Tacitus (Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus)
Translated: by H. Mattingly
Cover roundel: drawing by William Grimmond
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: September 1948
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 1/- and 1/6 (on variant covers)
Number: L6
Series No.: L6
Title: THE DIVINE COMEDY: THE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI, THE FLORENTINE - CANTICA I: HELL (L'inferno)
Author: Dante Alighieri
Translated: by Dorothy L. Sayers
Illustrations: Maps and diagrams specially drawn by C. W. Scott-Giles
Cover roundel: shows head of Dante from picture by Domenico Michelino
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1949
Pages: 350pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L7
Series No.: L7
Title: THE PERSIAN EXPEDITION
Author: Xenophon
Translated: by Rex Warner
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: May 1949
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: L8
Series No.: L8
Title: THE PASTORAL POEMS (The Eclogues)
Author: Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro)
Translated: by E. V. Rieu
Cover roundel: drawing by William Grimmond
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1949
Pages: 152pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: L9
Series No.: L9
Title: ON THE EVE (A novel)
Author: Ivan S. Turgenev
Translated: by Gilbert C. Gardiner
Cover roundel: drawing by William Grimmond
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: January 1950
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: L10
Series No.: L10
Title: DON QUIXOTE
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Translated: by J. M. Cohen
Cover roundel: drawing by William Grimmond
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1950
Pages: 942pp. (states 940 pages on cover)
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 5/- (5/0)
Number: L11
Series No.: L11
Title: THE GOLDEN ASS [The Transformation of Lucius - otherwise know as 'The Golden Ass']
Author: Lucius Apuleius
Translated: by Robert Graves
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: April 1950
Pages: 304pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: L12
Series No.: L12
Title: FAUST (PART I)
Author: Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Translated: by Philip Wayne
Cover roundel: drawing of Goethe's head by Dorrit C. Wayne
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: June 1949
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 1/6d.


Cover design is different from Dust Jacket. The book was printed, perhaps by mistake, with a fairly basic type of cover design. The Dust Jacket, however, is printed in the established format with the correct colour (Olive for German) and with a roundel designed by the author's wife.
Number: L13
Series No.: L13
Title: MANON LESCAUT
Author: Abbé Prévost
Translated: by L. W. Tancock
Cover roundel: drawing by William Grimmond
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: January 1950
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 1/6d.
Number: L14
Series No.: L14
Title: THE ILIAD
Author: Homer
Translated: by E. V. Rieu
Cover roundel: by George Buday
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: April 1950
Pages: 480pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L15
Series No.: L15
Title: MADAME BOVARY
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Translated: by Alan Russell
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: January 1951 (printed in 1950)
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L16
Series No.: L16
Title: THREE PLAYS The Pillars of the Community; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Translated: by Una Ellis-Fermor
Cover roundel: drawn from photograph of Ibsen
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: December 1950
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L17
Series No.: L17
Title: OLD GORIOT
Author: Honoré De Balzac
Translated: by Marion Ayton Crawford
Cover roundel: drawn by William Grimmond
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: February 1951
Pages: 304pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: L18
Series No.: L18
Title: THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE
Author: Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)
Translated: and with an introduction, by Ronald E. Latham
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: August 1951
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L19
Series No.: L19
Title: THREE PLAYS The Cherry Orchard; Three Sisters; Ivanov
Author: Anton Chehov
Translated: and with an introduction, by Elisaveta Fen
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: August 1951
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
These plays and those in L38 were later incorporated into one book, L96
Number: L20
Series No.: L20
Title: MISS HARRIET and Other Stories
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Translated: H. N. P. Sloman
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: March 1951
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: L21
Series No.: L21
Title: THE CONQUEST OF GAUL
Author: Caesar
Translated: S. A. Handford
Cover roundel: shows portrait of Caesar from coin
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: March 1951
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: L22
Series No.: L22
Title: THE CANTERBURY TALES
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Translated: by Nevill Coghill
Cover roundel: from woodcut in Wynkyn de Worde's edition, 1948
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: July 1951
Pages: 528pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L23
Series No.: L23
Title: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translated: and with an introduction, by David Margarshack
Cover roundel: drawn by Raymond Marrin
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: October 1951
Pages: 560pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L24
Series No.: L24
Title: THE SYMPOSIUM
Author: Plato
Translated: by W. Hamilton
Cover roundel: drawn by William Grimmond
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1951
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne and Co Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: L25
Series No.: L25
Title: THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Translated: and with an introduction, by Lord Sudley
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: February 1952
Pages: 640pp.
Printer: T. and A. Constable Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L26
Series No.: L26
Title: THE LUSIADS
Author: Luis Vaz De Camoens
Translated: by William C. Atkinson
Cover roundel: drawn by Elizabeth Friedlander depicts the São Bento, in which Camoens sailed for India in May 1553
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: February 1952
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L27
Series No.: L27
Title: THE IMITATION OF CHRIST
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Translated: and with an introduction, by Leo Sherley-Price
Cover roundel: by Elizabeth Friedlander
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: September 1952
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L28
Series No.: L28
Title: ELECTRA AND OTHER PLAYS Ajax; Electra; Women of Trachis; Philoctetes;
Author: Sophocles
Translated: by E. F. Watling
Cover roundel: based on an alleged bust of dramatist; by Bert Pugh?
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: January 1953
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: L29
Series No.: L29
Title: MEDIAEVAL LATIN LYRICS
Translated: by Helen Waddell
Cover roundel: drawn by Andrea Lee
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: September 1952
Pages: 352pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 3/-
Number: L30
Series No.: L30
Title: SCARLET AND BLACK A chronicle of the nineteenth century
Author: Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle)
Translated: and with an introduction, by M. R. B. Shaw
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: September 1953
Pages: 512pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L31
Series No.: L31
Title: THREE PLAYS Alcestis; Iphigenia in Tauris; Hippolytus
Author: Euripides
Translated: by Philip Vellacott
Cover roundel: shows design on a ten-drachma coin
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: June 1953
Pages: 168pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: L32
Series No.: L32
Title: THE FOUR GOSPELS
Translated: from the Greek by E. V. Rieu
Cover roundel: wood-engraving by Reynolds Stone
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1952
Pages: 252pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L33
Series No.: L33
Title: THE CONFESSIONS
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Translated: and with an introduction, by J. M. Cohen
Cover roundel: drawn by Elizabeth Friedlander
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: May 1953
Pages: 608pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L34
Series No.: L34
Title: THE HISTORIES
Author: Herodotus
Translated: and with an introduction, by Aubrey de Sélincourt
Cover roundel: designed by Berthold Wolpe
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: May 1954
Pages: 608pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L35
Series No.: L35
Title: THE DEVILS (The Possessed)
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translated: and with an introduction, by David Margarshack
Cover roundel: drawn by Freda Hands
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1953
Pages: 672pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L36
Series No.: L36
Title: FIVE PLAYS (later 'The Miser and Other Plays), The Would-be Gentleman; That Scoundrel Scapin; The Miser; Love's the Best Doctor; Don Juan
Author: Moliére (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
Translated: and with an introduction, by John Wood
Cover roundel: design by Elizabeth Friedlander
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1953
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L37
Series No.: L37
Title: THE LAST DAYS OF SOCRATES The Apology; Crito; Phaedo
Author: Plato
Translated: and with an introduction by Hugh Tredennick
Cover roundel: shows head of Plato from a photograph of British Museum statuette, by staff artist
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: February 1954
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: L38
Series No.: L38
Title: THE SEAGULL AND OTHER PLAYS The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; The Bear; The Proposal; A Jubilee
Author: Anton Chehov
Translated: and with an introduction by Elisaveta Fen
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: January 1954
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 2/-
These plays and those in L19 were later incorporated into one book, L96
Number: L39
Series No.: L39
Title: THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
Author: Thucydides
Translated: and with an introduction, by Rex Warner
Illustrations: maps at end of book
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: June 1954
Pages: 560pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L40
Series No.: L40
Title: OBLOMOV
Author: Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov
Translated: and with an introduction, by David Margarshack
Cover roundel: drawn by Cecil Keeling
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: September 1954
Pages: 500pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L41
Series No.: L41
Title: ANNA KARENIN
Author: Leo Tolstoy (Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy)
Translated: and with an introduction by Rosemary Edwards
Cover roundel: drawn by Cecil Keeling
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: April 1954
Pages: 864pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L42
Series No.: L42
Title: A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CHURCH AND PEOPLE
Author: Bede
Translated: and with an introduction by Leo Sherley-Price
Cover roundel: Celtic Cross design by Elizabeth Friedlander
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: January 1955
Pages: 352pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L43
Series No.: L43
Title: FABLES OF AESOP
Author: Aesop
Translated: by S. A. Handford
Illustrations: by Brian Robb
Cover roundel: by Brian Robb
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: June 1954
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L44
Series No.: L44
Title: THE BACCHAE AND OTHER PLAYS Ion; The Women of Troy; Helen; The Bacchae
Author: Euripides
Translated: by Philip Vellacott
Cover roundel: design by Berthold Wolpe
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: July 1954
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: L45
Series No.: L45
Title: GERMINAL
Author: Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola
Translated: and with an introduction, by L. W. Tancock
Cover roundel: by Dennis Hall
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: August 1954
Pages: 512pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L46
Series No.: L46
Title: THE DIVINE COMEDY: THE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI, THE FLORENTINE - CANTICA II: PURGATORY (Il Purgatorio)
Author: Dante Alighieri
Translated: by Dorothy L. Sayers
Illustrations: Maps and diagrams specially drawn by C. W. Scott-Giles
Cover roundel: shows head of Dante from picture by Domenico Michelino
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: May 1955
Pages: 396pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L47
Series No.: L47
Title: THE HISTORIES OF GARGANTUA AND PANTAGRUEL
Author: François Rabelais
Translated: and with an introduction, by J. M. Cohen
Cover roundel: by Roy Morgan
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: March 1955
Pages: 712pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L48
Series No.: L48
Title: THE REPUBLIC
Author: Plato
Translated: and with an introduction by H. D. P. Lee
Cover roundel: shows Athene's owl from a linocut by Dennis Hall (taken from a Greek coin)
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: June 1955
Pages: 416pp.
Printer: The Whitefriard PressLtd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L49
Series No.: L49
Title: AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Author: Benvenuto Cellini
Translated: and with an introduction, by George Bull
Cover roundel: drawn by George Buday
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: June 1956
Pages: 400pp.
Printer: Unwin Brothers Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L50
Series No.: L50
Title: EUGÉNIE GRANDET
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Translated: by Marion Ayton Crawford
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: January 1955
Pages: 156pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/-
Number: L51
Series No.: L51
Title: THE AENEID
Author: Virgil
Translated: into English Prose with an introduction by W. F. Jackson Knight
Illustrations: Maps and genealogical table
Cover roundel: portrail of Virgil by George Buday
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: September 1956
Pages: 366pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L52
Series No.: L52
Title: THE KORAN
Translated: by N. J. Dawood
Cover roundel: by A. Janssens
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: May 1956
Pages: 432pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L53
Series No.: L53
Title: THE MASTER BUILDER AND OTHER PLAYS Rosmersholm; The Master Builder; Little Eyolf; John Gabriel Borkman
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Translated: by Una Ellis-Fermor
Cover roundel: by Sem Hartz
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1958
Pages: 384pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L54
Series No.: L54
Title: THE IDIOT
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translated: with an introduction by David Magarshack
Cover roundel: by John Diebel
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: October 1955
Pages: 672pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L55
Series No.: L55
Title: THE ETHICS OF ARISTOTLE (The Nicomachean Ethics - translated)
Author: Aristotle
Translated: by J. A. K. Thomson
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: March 1955
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L56
Series No.: L56
Title: THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Author: (by) Saint Luke
Translated: and with an introduction and notes, by C. H. Rieu
Cover roundel: by Elizabeth Friedlander
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1957
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L57
Series No.: L57
Title: THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO
Author: Marco Polo
Translated: and with an introduction, by Ronald Latham
Cover roundel: by Edward Hughes
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: June 1958
Pages: 352pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L58
Series No.: L58
Title: THE METAMORPHOSES
Author: Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Translated: and with an introduction, by Mary M. Innes
Cover roundel: by John Diebel
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: July 1955
Pages: 400pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L59
Series No.: L59
Title: DAPHNIS AND CHLOE
Author: Longus
Translated: and with an introduction, by Paul Turner
Cover roundel: by John Diebel
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: June 1956
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L60
Series No.: L60
Title: THE ANNALS OF IMPERIAL ROME
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Translated: and with an introduction, by Michael Grant
Cover roundel: by Berthold Wolpe
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: March 1956
Pages: 448pp.
Printer: Western Printing Services Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L61
Series No.: L61
Title: THE CHARTERHOUSE OF PARMA
Author: Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle)
Translated: and with an introduction, by Margaret R. B. Shaw
Cover roundel: by Diana Bloomfield
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: July 1958
Pages: 496pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 6/-
Number: L62
Series No.: L62
Title: WAR AND PEACE Volume I
Author: Leo Tolstoy (Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy)
Translated: and with an introduction, by Rosemary Edwards
Cover roundel: by Elizabeth Friedlander
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: April 1957
Pages: 736pp.
Printer: Hazell Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Number: L63
Series No.: L63
Title: WAR AND PEACE Volume II
Author: Leo Tolstoy (Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy)
Translated: and with an introduction, by Rosemary Edwards
Cover roundel: by Elizabeth Friedlander
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: April 1957
Pages: 736pp.
Printer: Hazell Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Number: L64
Series No.: L64
Title: THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS - The Hunchback, Sinbad, and other tales
Translated: and with an introduction, by N. J. Dawood
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: February 1955
Pages: 242pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark
Price: 2/-
Previously issued as Penguin No. 1001
Number: L65
Series No.: L65
Title: THE MOUNTAIN INN and Other Stories
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Translated: by H. N. P. Sloman
Cover roundel: by David Gentleman
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: August 1955
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L66
Series No.: L66
Title: PHARSALIA Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars
Author: Lucan (Marcus Annaeus Lucanius)
Translated: by Robert Graves
Cover roundel: by Elizabeth Friedlander
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1956
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L67
Series No.: L67
Title: THE ORESTEIAN TRILOGY: Agamemnon, The Choephori, The Eumenides
Author: Aeschylus
Translated: by Philip Vellacott
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: September 1956
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L68
Series No.: L68
Title: PROTAGORAS and MENO
Author: Plato
Translated: and with an introduction, by W. K. C. Guthrie
Cover roundel: shows head of Plato from a photograph of British Museum statuette, by staff artist
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: October 1956
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Wyman and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L69
Series No.: L69
Title: FAIRY TALES
Author: Charles Perrault
Translated: and with an introduction, by W. K. C. Guthrie
Cover roundel: engraving by David Gentleman
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: February 1957
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 2/6
Number: L70
Series No.: L70
Title: BEOWULF
Translated: a prose translation and with an introduction, by David Wright
Cover design: the ornament is based on a design of the gold buckle of the belt found in connection with the seventh-century slup burial at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk - drawn by Berthold Wolpe
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: February 1957
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L71
Series No.: L71
Title: ALLADIN, AND OTHER TALES FROM THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
Translated: and with an introduction, by N. J. Dawood
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: April 1957
Pages: 216pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 3/-
Number: L72
Series No.: L72
Title: THE TWELVE CAESARS
Author: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
Translated: by Robert Graves
Cover roundel: shows the Anchor and Dolphin symbol which was adopted by the printer Aldus Manutius for his device in 1502. According to Erasmus, the symbol was taken from a coint of Titus.
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: March 1957
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L73
Series No.: L73
Title: THE LIFE OF ST TERESA OF ÁVILA BY HERSELF
Author: Teresa of Ávila
Translated: and with an introduction, by J. M. Cohen
Cover roundel: adaptation by Elizabeth Friedlander of the badge of the Discalced Carmelite Order founded by Saint teresa and her co-worker Saint Joan of the Cross
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: June 1957
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L74
Series No.: L74
Title: THE LADDER OF PERFECTION
Author: Walter Hilton
Translated: and with an introduction, by Leo Sherley-Price
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: September 1957
Pages: 264pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L75
Series No.: L75
Title: THE SONG OF ROLAND
Translated: by Dorothy L. Sayers
Cover roundel: drawn by N. Lambourne the roundel forms part of a stained glass window (probably thirteenth-century) in Chatres Cathedral devoted to the legend of Charlemagne. It shows Roland (right) blowing the olifant, and (left) trying to break his sword Durendal on the "marble stone" beneath the "fair tree tall". Dismembered Saracens strew the foreground. The hand of God is reaching down from heaven to accept Roland's "token".
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: September 1957
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L76
Series No.: L76
Title: TWO SATYR PLAYS: Euripides Cyclops; Sophocles Ichneutai (The Searching Satyrs)
Author: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
Translated: and with an introduction, by Roger Lancelyn Green
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: October 1957
Pages: 96pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L77
Series No.: L77
Title: GALATEO or THE BOOK OF MANNERS
Author: Giovanni della Casa
Translated: by R. S. Pine-Coffin
Cover roundel: by Elizabeth Friedlander shows the arms of the Della Casa family taken from Ughello's Italia Sacra, 1721
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: January 1958
Pages: 132pp.
Printer: Unwin Brothers Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L78
Series No.: L78
Title: THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV Volume I
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translated: and with an introduction, by David Magarshack
Cover roundel: drawn by Cecil Keeling
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: February 1958
Pages: 408pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 6/-
Number: L79
Series No.: L79
Title: THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV Volume II
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Translated: and with an introduction, by David Magarshack
Cover roundel: drawn by Cecil Keeling
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: February 1958
Pages: 544pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 6/-
Number: L80
Series No.: L80
Title: DOMESTIC PEACE and Other Stories
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Translated: by Marion Ayton Crawford
Cover roundel: by Diana Bloomfield
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: March 1958
Pages: 272pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L81
Series No.: L81
Title: THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Author: Arrian of Nicomedia (Lucius Flavius Arrianus Xenophon)
Translated: by Aubrey de Sélincourt
Cover roundel: by Diana Bloomfield
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: April 1958
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L82
Series No.: L82
Title: THREE PLAYS: The Father; Miss Julia; Easter
Author: Johan August Strindberg
Translated: by Peter Watts
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: May 1958
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L83
Series No.: L83
Title: ESSAYS
Author: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Translated: and with an introduction, by J. M. Cohen
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: October 1958
Pages: 416pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L84
Series No.: L84
Title: FALL OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC: SIX LIVES - Marius Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, and Cicero
Author: Plutarch (Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus)
Translated: by Rex Warner
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1958
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 3/6d.


Note: This cover has been given the wrong colour code, Purple for Latin. Although the book is about six Roman lives, it was in fact written by Plutarch, a Greek historian and biographer. To add to the confusion was the fact that during his life, Plutarch also took Roman citizenship (hence the Roman name which we also give, above). However, this book was given the correct 'Brown for Greek' colouring in the 1962 reprint.
Number: L85
Series No.: L85
Title: THE VOYAGE OF ARGO (The Argonautica)
Author: Appollonius of Rhodes
Translated: and with an introduction, by E. V. Rieu
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: January 1959
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L86
Series No.: L86
Title: AGAINST NATURE (À Rebours)
Author: Joris-Karl Huysmans (Charles-Marie-Georges Huysmans)
Translated: by Robert Baldick
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: February 1959
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: William Clowes and Sons Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L87
Series No.: L87
Title: PIERS THE PLOUGHMAN
Author: William Langland
Translated: into modern English and with an introduction, by J. F. Goodridge
Cover roundel: by Diana Bloomfield
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: March 1959
Pages: 366pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L88
Series No.: L88
Title: BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES
Translated: and selected by Edward Conze
Cover roundel: by Elizabeth Friedlander
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: April 1959
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L89
Series No.: L89
Title: THE MISANTHROPE AND OTHER PLAYS The Misanthrope; The Sicillian; Tartuffe; A Doctor in Spite of Himself; The Imaginary Invalid
Author: Moliére (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
Translated: and with an introduction, by John Wood
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: July 1959
Pages: 286pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L90
Series No.: L90
Title: THE JEWISH WAR
Author: Titus Flavius Josephus (also called Joseph ben Matityahu)
Translated: and with an introduction, by G. A. Williamson
Illustrations: maps at end
Cover roundel: designed by Berthold Wolpe
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: June 1959
Pages: 416pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: L91
Series No.: L91
Title: THE LITTLE FLOWERS OF SAINT FRANCIS with Five Considerations on the Sacred Stigmata
Author: Titus Flavius Josephus (also called Joseph ben Matityahu)
Translated: and with an introduction, by Leo Sherley-Price
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: September 1959
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: Unwin Brothers Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L92
Series No.: L92
Title: SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT
Translated: and with an introduction, by Brian Stone
Cover roundel: wood-engraving by Roy Morgan
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: August 1959
Pages: 144pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L93
Series No.: L93
Title: FAUST (PART II)
Author: Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Translated: and with an introduction, by Philip Wayne
Cover roundel: by Diana Bloomfield
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1959
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L94
Series No.: L94
Title: GORGIAS
Author: Plato
Translated: and with an introduction, by W. Hamilton
Cover roundel: shows head of Plato from a photograph of British Museum statuette, by staff artist
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: February 1960
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Unwin Brothers Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L95
Series No.: L95
Title: MAXIMS
Author: Français VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac
Translated: and with an introduction, by L. W. Tancock
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: November 1959
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark Ltd
Price: 2/6d.
Number: L96
Series No.: L96
Title: PLAYS The Cherry Orchard; Three Sisters; Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; The Bear; The Proposal; A Jubilee
Author: Anton Chehov
Translated: and with an introduction, by Elisaveta Fen
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: July 1959
Pages: 464pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 5/-
This book was formerly L19 and L38

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Number: L97
Series No.: L97
Title: DISCOURSE ON METHOD and Other Writings
Author: René Descartes
Translated: with an introduction by Arthur Wollaston
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: April 1960
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd.
Price: 3/6d.
Number: L98
Series No.: L98
Title: TRISTAN with the surviving fragments of the Tristran of Thomas
Author: Gottfried von Strassburg
Translated: and with an introduction, by A. T. Hatto
Cover roundel: is a drawing of a tile from Chertsey Abbey. It shows Tristan teaching Yseult to play the harp
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: April 1960
Pages: 384pp.
Printer: R. and R. Clark
Price: 5/-
Number: L99
Series No.: L99
Title: SELECTED WORKS
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Translated: and with an introduction, by Michael Grant
Cover roundel: by George Buday
Series Editor: E. V. Rieu
Date Published: June 1960
Pages: 272pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.


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