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PENGUIN BOOKS (NEW YORK)
PENGUINS IN AMERICA






THIS PAGE American Penguins 501 - 599

Penguin Books (New York) 501 - 599 (page 1)
Penguin Books (New York) 600 - 659; [660-661 Penguin Signet] (page 2)

See also other American Penguins:
Pelican Books (New York) P1 - P25
'S-US' Fighting Forces - Penguin Specials USA
'AB' Pelican Shakespeare (U.S.) (AB1 - AB38)





From the very begining of the setting up of Penguin Books, Penguin looked to a range of other countries to increase their markets. English speaking America was a natural market - and Penguin opened up a subsidiary, Penguin Books (New York) on 19th August 1940. Initially the subsidiary imported UK books and distributed them throughout the USA. Once the US joined in the World War Penguin wanted to develop its publishing. Working with the Infantry Journal to continue with publication of Penguin Specials which became 'Fighting Specials'. It also began publication in 1942 from New York of Penguin Books, though with covers designed for the American market. Initially the books were numbered with the British Penguin Books serial numbers, (i.e. 60, 79, 239, 276 and 339). After that the American books were numbered from No. 501 to 659, and printed between 1942 and 1948. In addition it printed one volume of its 'Guides' G1, The Penguin Guide to California, and 25 volumes of a 'Pelican Book' Series.

Penguin were never very comfortable with the US style of covers and after ending the series, opened an office in Baltimore. From there the American Shakespeare series 'AB' was published, commencing in 1956.


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60 (USA)
Series No.: 60 (USA)
Title: THE DARK INVADER
Author: Captain von Rintelen
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
79 (USA)
Series No.: 79 (USA)
Title: THE RASP
Author: Philip MacDonald
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
This book was later re-issued as No. 586 in 1946.
239 (USA)
Series No.: 239 (USA)
Title: STEALTHY TERROR
Author: John Ferguson
Date Published: October 1942
Pages: 256pp.
Price: 25¢
Originally published June 1940
276 (USA)
Series No.: 276 (USA)
Title: THE CASE OF THE LATE PIG
Author: Margery Allingham
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
339 (USA)
Series No.: 339 (USA)
Title: HIGH RISING
Author: Angela Thirkell
Date Published: October 1942
Pages: 192pp.
Price: 25¢
Originally published October 1941
501 (USA)
Series No.: 501 (USA)
Title: MURDER BY AN ARISTOCRAT
Author: Mignon B. Eberhart
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
502 (USA)
Series No.: 502 (USA)
Title: PYGMALION
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
503 (USA)
Series No.: 503 (USA)
Title: DEATH OF A GHOST
Author: Margery Allingham
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
504 (USA)
Series No.: 504 (USA)
Title: ALL CONCERNED NOTIFIED
Author: Helen Reilly
Date Published: June 1942
Pages: 188pp.
Price: 25¢
Image of second printing September 1942
505 (USA)
Series No.: 505 (USA)
Title: THE MOTHER
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Date Published: 1942
Pages: 190pp.
Price: 25¢
506 (USA)
Series No.: 506 (USA)
Title: TWO SURVIVED: A Modern Epic of the Sea
Author: Guy P. Jones
Date Published: August 1942
Pages: 200pp.
Price: 25¢
Image of second printing December 1942
507 (USA)
Series No.: 507 (USA)
Title: THE PSYHOLOGY OF SEX
Author: Kenneth Walker
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
508 (USA)
Series No.: 508 (USA)
Title: WALDEN
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
509 (USA)
Series No.: 509 (USA)
Title: THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN
Author: John Steinbeck
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
510 (USA)
Series No.: 510 (USA)
Title: TRENT'S OWN CASE
Authors: H. W. Allen and E. C. Bentley
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
511 (USA)
Series No.: 511 (USA)
Title: CAUSE FOR ALARM
Author: Eric Ambler
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
512 (USA)
Series No.: 512 (USA)
Title: THE STRANGE CASE OF MISS ANNIE SPRAGG
Author: Louis Bromfield
Date Published: 1942
Price: 25¢
513 (USA)


Series No.: 513 (USA)
Title: THE CATALYST CLUB
Author: George Dyer
Date Published: October 1942
Pages: 186pp.
Price: 25¢

Second image of third printing November 1943
514 (USA)
Series No.: 514 (USA)
Title: TOMBSTONE
Author: Walter Noble Burns
Price: 25¢
Date Published: 1942
515 (USA)


Series No.: 515 (USA)
Title: THE CONFIDENTIAL AGENT
Author: Graham Greene
Date Published: January 1943
Pages: 250pp.
Price: 25¢


Second image of fourth printing November 1945
516 (USA)
Series No.: 516 (USA)
Title: GENGHIS KHAN
Author: Harold Lamb
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
517 (USA)
Series No.: 517 (USA)
Title: PHILSOSPHER'S HOLIDAY
Author: Irwin Edman
Cover illustration: by Busoni
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
518 (USA)
Series No.: 518 (USA)
Title: THE MIDDLE TEMPLE MURDER
Author: J. S. Fletcher
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
519 (USA)
Series No.: 519 (USA)
Title: A BLUNT INSTRUMENT
Author: Georgette Heyer
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
520 (USA)
Series No.: 520 (USA)
Title: THE SAGA OF BILLY THE KID
Author: Walter Noble Burns
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
521 (USA)
Series No.: 521 (USA)
Title: THE OX-BOW INCIDENT
Author: W. Van Tilburg Clark
Cover illustration: by Busoni
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
522 (USA)
Series No.: 522 (USA)
Title: SABOTAGE
Author: Cleve F. Adams
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
523 (USA)
Series No.: 523 (USA)
Title: LEAVES OF GRASS
Author: Walt Whitman
Cover illustration: by Busoni
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
524 (USA)
Series No.: 524 (USA)
Title: PENCIL POINTS TO MURDER
Author: W. A. Barber and R. F. Schabelitz
Date Published: January 1944
Pages: 216pp.
Price: 25¢
525 (USA)
Series No.: 525 (USA)
Title: THE PENGUIN BOOK OF SONNETS: A Poetry Anthology 1554 - 1943
Edited: by Carl Whithers
Cover illustration: by Busoni
Date Published: November 1943
Pages: 244pp.
Price: 25¢
Image of second impression, March 1944
526 (USA)
Series No.: 526 (USA)
Title: MY OWN MURDER
Author: Richard Hull
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
527 (USA)
Series No.: 527 (USA)
Title: THE TELEPHONE BOOTH INDIAN
Author: A. J. Liebling
Cover illustration: by Dave Huffine
Date Published: November 1943
Pages: 214pp.
Price: 25¢
528 (USA)
Series No.: 528 (USA)
Title: THE BLIND BARBER
Author: John Dickson Carr
Date Published: November 1943
Pages: 250pp.
Price: 25¢
Image of October 1945 impression
529 (USA)
Series No.: 529 (USA)
Title: KITTY FOYLE
Author: Christopher Morley
Cover illustration: by Busoni
Date Published: 1943 [printed date: January 1944]
Pages: 250pp.
Price: 25¢
530 (USA)
Series No.: 530 (USA)
Title: THE MINISTRY OF FEAR
Author: Graham Greene
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
531 (USA)
Series No.: 531 (USA)
Title: DRAWN CONCLUSION
Authors: W. A. Barber and R. F. Schabelitz
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
532 (USA)
Series No.: 532 (USA)
Title: HAG'S NOOK
Author: John Dickson Carr
Cover illustration: by Busoni
Date Published: 1943
Price: 25¢
533 (USA)
Series No.: 533 (USA)
Title: THE PURPLE SICKLE MURDERS
Author: F. W. Crofts
Cover illustration: by Busoni
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
534 (USA)
Series No.: 534 (USA)
Title: BLACK PLUMES
Author: Margery Allingham
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
535 (USA)
Series No.: 535 (USA)
Title: THE OLD DARK HORSE
Author: J. B. Priestly
Date Published: 1944 [printed date: 1 December 1943]
Pages: 188pp.
Price: 25¢
Image of second impression, November 1945
536 (USA)
Series No.: 536 (USA)
Title: IN HAZARD
Author: Richard Hughes
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
537 (USA)


Series No.: 537 (USA)
Title: OUT OF THIS WORLD
Edited: by Julius Fast
Date Published: May 1944
Pages: 232pp.
Price: 25¢

Second image of fourth printing March 1946
538 (USA)


Series No.: 538 (USA)
Title: THE LAUGHING FOX
Author: Frank Gruber
Date Published: May 1944
Pages: 188pp.
Price: 25¢

Second image of second printing January 1946, cover designed by Robert Jonas
539 (USA)
Series No.: 539 (USA)
Title: LAUGHING BOY
Author: Oliver La Farge
Cover illustration: by H. Lawrence Hoffman
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
540 (USA)
Series No.: 540 (USA)
Title: MY NAME IS ARAM
Author: William Saroyan
Cover illustration: by Don Freeman
Date Published: 1 July 1944
Pages: 154pp.
Price: 25¢
Image of third printing October 1945
541 (USA)
Series No.: 541 (USA)
Title: MR PINKERTON GROWS A BEARD
Author: David Frome
Cover illustration: by Busoni
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
542 (USA)
Series No.: 542 (USA)
Title: MURDER ENTERS THE PICTURE
Author: W. A. Barber and R. F. Schabelitz
Cover illustration: by Schabelitz
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
543 (USA)
Series No.: 543 (USA)
Title: SHELL OF DEATH
Author: Nicholas Blake
Cover illustration: by Busoni
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
544 (USA)
Series No.: 544 (USA)
Title: THE TEN HOLY HORRORS
Author: Francis Beeding
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
545 (USA)


Series No.: 545 (USA)
Title: THE TALKING CLOCK
Author: Frank Gruber
Cover illustration: by H. L. Hoffman
Date Published: 1September 944
Pages: 156pp.
Price: 25¢

Second image of October 1946 printing, cover design by Robert Jonas
546 (USA)
Series No.: 546 (USA)
Title: O'HALLORAN'S LUCK
Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
Date Published: September 1944
Pages: 248pp.
Price: 25¢
547 (USA)
Series No.: 547 (USA)
Title: DEATH OF MY AUNT
Author: C. H. B. Kitchin
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
548 (USA)
Series No.: 548 (USA)
Title: BLACK-OUT IN GRETLEY
Author: J. B. Priestley
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
549 (USA)
Series No.: 549 (USA)
Title: MURDERS IN VOLUME 2
Author: Elizabeth Daly
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
550 (USA)
Series No.: 550 (USA)
Title: TO WALK THE NIGHT
Author: William Sloane
Date Published: November 1944
Pages: 218pp.
Price: 25¢
551 (USA)
Series No.: 551 (USA)
Title: MR LITTLEJOHN
Author: Martin Flavin
Cover illustration: by H. L. Hoffman
Date Published: 1944
Pages: 284pp.
Price: 25¢
552 (USA)
Series No.: 552 (USA)
Title: MURDER IN TRINIDAD
Author: John W. Vandercook
Date Published: 1944
Price: 25¢
553 (USA)
Series No.: 553 (USA)
Title: NINE TIMES NINE
Author: H. H. Holmes
Cover illustration: by Busoni
Date Published: 1945
Price: 25¢
554 (USA)
Series No.: 554 (USA)
Title: TALES OF PIRACY, CRIME AND GHOSTS
Author: Daniel Defoe
Edited: by Carl Withers
Date Published: January 1945
Pages: 248pp.
Price: 25¢
555 (USA)
Series No.: 555 (USA)
Title: DR TOBY FINDS MURDER
Author: Sturges Mason Schley
Date Published: 1945
Price: 25¢
556 (USA)
Series No.: 556 (USA)
Title: THE MYCENIAD
Author: C. Everett Cooper
Date Published: 1945
Price: 25¢
557 (USA)
Series No.: 557 (USA)
Title: MCSORLEY'S WONDERFUL SALOON
Author: Joseph Mitchell
Cover illustration: by H. L. Hoffman
Date Published: March 1945
Pages: 276pp.
Price: 25¢
Image of second impression, September 1945
558 (USA)
Series No.: 558 (USA)
Title: PORGY
Author: DuBose Heyward
Cover illustration: by H. L. Hoffman
Date Published: March 1945
Pages: 150pp.
Price: 25¢
559 (USA)
Series No.: 559 (USA)
Title: DEATH OF A SABOTEUR
Author: Hulbert Footner
Cover illustration: by H. L. Hoffman
Date Published: 1945
Price: 25¢
560 (USA)
Series No.: 560 (USA)
Title: MURDER IN FIJI
Author: John W. Vandercook
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1945
Price: 25¢
561 (USA)
Series No.: 561 (USA)
Title: YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN
Author: Dorothy Baker
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: May 1945
Pages: 184pp.
Price: 25¢
562 (USA)
Series No.: 562 (USA)
Title: SIMON LASH, PRIVATE DETECTIVE
Author: Frank Gruber
Cover illustration: by David Triggs
Date Published: 1945
Pages: 188pp.
Price: 25¢
563 (USA)
Series No.: 563 (USA)
Title: APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA
Author: John O'Hara
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: August 1945
Pages: 250pp.
Price: 25¢
564 (USA)
Series No.: 564 (USA)
Title: MAIGRET TRAVELS SOUTH (Contains: Liberty Bar and The Madman of Bergerac)
Author: Georges Simenon
Cover illustration: by Edgard Cirlin
Date Published: September 1945
Price: 25¢
565 (USA)
Series No.: 565 (USA)
Title: STEP IN THE DARK
Author: Ethel Lina White
Cover illustration: by Lester Kohs
Date Published: 1945
Price: 25¢
566 (USA)
Series No.: 566 (USA)
Title: SAY YES TO MURDER
Author: W. T. Ballard
Cover illustration: by Lester Kohs
Date Published: 1945
Price: 25¢
567 (USA)


Series No.: 567 (USA)
Title: TROUBLE IN JULY
Author: Erskine Caldwell
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: October 1945
Pages: 140pp.
Price: 25¢

Second image of 1947 reprint
568 (USA)
Series No.: 568 (USA)
Title: NIGHT FLIGHT - A novel
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Preface: by Andre Gide
Translated: by Stuart Gilbert
Cover illustration: by Edgar Cirlin
Date Published: November 1945
Pages: 174pp.
Price: 25¢
569 (USA)
Series No.: 569 (USA)
Title: CONCEIVED IN LIBERTY: A novel of Valley Forge
Author: Howard Fast
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: November 1945
Pages: 248pp.
Price: 25¢
570 (USA)
Series No.: 570 (USA)
Title: AND BERRY CAME TOO
Author: Dornford Yates
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1945
Price: 25¢
571 (USA)
Series No.: 571 (USA)
Title: DEATH DOWN EAST
Author: Eleanor Blake
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1945
Price: 25¢
572 (USA)
Series No.: 572 (USA)
Title: THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK
Author: Jaroslav Hasek
Cover illustration: by George Salter
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
573 (USA)
Series No.: 573 (USA)
Title: THE TURNING WHEELS
Author: Stuart Cloete
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: January 1946
Pages: 356pp.
Price: 25¢
574 (USA)
Series No.: 574 (USA)
Title: A PASSAGE TO INDIA
Author: E. M. Forster
Cover illustration: by George Salter
Date Published: January 1946
Pages: 304pp.
Price: 25¢
575 (USA)
Series No.: 575 (USA)
Title: THE CASK
Author: Freeman Wills Crofts
Cover illustration: by H. L. Hoffman
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
576 (USA)
Series No.: 576 (USA)
Title: THE LOVELY LADY
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Cover illustration: by George Salter
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
577 (USA)
Series No.: 577 (USA)
Title: MANHATTAN TRANSFER
Author: John Dos Passos
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
578 (USA)
Series No.: 578 (USA)
Title: BREAD AND WINE
Author: Ignazio Silone
Cover illustration: by George Salter
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
579 (USA)
Series No.: 579 (USA)
Title: THE PATIENCE OF MAIGRET (Contains: A Battle of Nerves and A Face for a Clue)
Author: Georges Simenon
Cover illustration: by Edgard Cirlin
Date Published: February 1946
Price: 25¢
580 (USA)
Series No.: 580 (USA)
Title: PAL JOEY
Author: John O'Hara
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
581 (USA)
Series No.: 581 (USA)
Title: GOD'S LITTLE ACRE
Author: Erskine Caldwell
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: March 1946
Pages: 188pp.
Price: 25¢
Image of July 1947 reprint
582 (USA)
Series No.: 582 (USA)
Title: THUNDER ON THE LEFT
Author: Christopher Morley
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: March 1946
Pages: 184pp.
Price: 25¢
583 (USA)
Series No.: 583 (USA)
Title: VEIN OF IRON
Author: Ellen Glasgow
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
584 (USA)
Series No.: 584 (USA)
Title: DEAD RECKONING
Author: Francis Bonnamy
Cover illustration: by Arthur Hawkins, Jr.
Date Published: March 1946
Pages: 184pp.
Price: 25¢
585 (USA)
Series No.: 585 (USA)
Title: WINESBERG, OHIO - A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life
Author: Sherwood Anderson
Cover illustration: by Lester Beall studio
Date Published: March 1946
Pages: 184pp.
Price: 25¢
586 (USA)
Series No.: 586 (USA)
Title: THE RASP
Author: Philip MacDonald
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: April 1946
Pages: 218pp.
Price: 25¢
This appeared as the 'fifth impression', with the first impression being (USA) No. 79 in 1942; (though first publication date is printed as 1940)
587 (USA)
Series No.: 587 (USA)
Title: MARTIN EDEN
Author: Jack London
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
588 (USA)
Series No.: 588 (USA)
Title: THE UNVANQUISHED
Author: Howard Fast
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: April 1946
Pages: 232pp.
Price: 25¢
589 (USA)
Series No.: 589 (USA)
Title: BACK STREET
Author: Fannie Hurst
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: April 1946
Pages: 380pp.
Price: 25¢
590 (USA)
Series No.: 590 (USA)
Title: ORLANDO
Author: Virginia Woolf
Cover illustration: by George Salter
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
591 (USA)
Series No.: 591 (USA)
Title: MILDRED PIERCE
Author: James M. cain
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: April 1946
Pages: 260pp.
Price: 25¢
592 (USA)
Series No.: 592 (USA)
Title: MALICE IN WONDERLAND
Author: Nicholas Blake
Cover illustration: by Arthur Hawkins, Jr.
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
593 (USA)
Series No.: 593 (USA)
Title: HANDBOOK OF POLITICS
Author: Lowell Mellett
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
594 (USA)
Series No.: 594 (USA)
Title: HEAVENLY DISCOURSE
Author: Charles Erskine Scott Wood
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
595 (USA)
Series No.: 595 (USA)
Title: CABBAGES AND KINGS
Author: O. Henry
Cover illustration: by Michael Loew
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
596 (USA)
Series No.: 596 (USA)
Title: THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER
Author: Carson McCullers
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: 1946
Price: 25¢
597 (USA)
Series No.: 597 (USA)
Title: THE SUMMING UP
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Cover illustration: by Miriam Woods
Date Published: June 1946
Pages: 220pp.
Price: 25¢
598 (USA)
Series No.: 598 (USA)
Title: PUT OUT THE LIGHT
Author: Ethel Lina White
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: August 1946
Pages: 252pp.
Price: 25¢
599 (USA)
Series No.: 599 (USA)
Title: TORTILLA FLAT
Author: John Steinbeck
Illustrated: by Ruth Gannett
Cover illustration: by Robert Jonas
Date Published: June 1946
Pages: 184pp.
Price: 25¢

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