My list of Penguin books

List of Penguins

 
 
This is a list of the early Penguin books that I have collected over the last 40 years or so.
The list is presented as a complete list of books, with the ones I have in first Penguin edition in blue, the ones I have in Penguin reprint in brown and the ones I still am searching for in purple.

First 300 Penguins

1935
  • 1. Ariel: Andre Maurois 
    2. A Farewell to Arms: Ernest Hemingway
    3. Poets Pub: Eric Linklater
    4. Madame Claire: Susan Erstz 
    5. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club: Dorothy L. Sayers
    6. The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Agatha Christie 
    6a. The Murder on the Links: Agatha Christie 
    7. Twentyfive: Beverley Nichols 
    8. William: E.H. Young 
    9. Gone to Earth: Mary Webb 
    10. Carnival: Compton Mackenzie
    11. South Wind: Norman Douglas 
    12. The Purple Land: W.H. Hudson 
    13. Patrol: Philip MacDonald 
    14. The Thin Man: Dashiell Hammett 
    15. Four Frightened People: E. Arnot Robertson 
    16. The Edwardians: V. Sackville-West 
    17. The Informer: Liam O’Flaherty 
    18. Debonair: G.B Stern 
    19. The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg: Louis Bromfield 
    20. Erewhon: Samuel Butler
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1936
  • 21. Our Mr Wrenn: Sinclair Lewis
    22. Dr Serocold: Helen Ashton 
    23. Esther Waters: George Moore 
    24. Hangman’s House: Donn Bryne
    25. Naval Occasions: ‘Bartimeus’
    26. Odd Craft: W.W. Jacobs
    27. My Man Jeeves: P.G. Wodehouse
    28. The Owl’s House: Crosbie Garston
    29. Autobiography (1): Margot Asquith
    30. Autobiography (2): Margot Asquith

    31. A Short History of the World: H.G. Wells
    32. The Wayward Man: St John Irvine
    33. Anna of the Five Towns: Arnold Bennett
    34. Mr Fortune, Please: H.C. Bailey
    35. The Rocklitz: George Preedy
    36. Almayer’s Folly: Joseph Conrad 
    37. The Pilgrim of a Smile: Norman Davey
    38. The Return: Walter de la Mare
    39. The Wallet of Kai Lung: Ernest Bramah
    40. Dodo: E.F. Benson
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  • 41. Crome Yellow: Aldous Huxley
    42. Death of a Hero: Richard Aldington
    43. A Safety Match: Ian Hay
    44. A Cuckoo in the Nest: Ben Travers
    45. The Glen O’Weeping: Marjorie Bowen
    46. A Hind Let Loose: C.E. Montague
    47. The Lonely Plough: Constance Holme
    48. A Passage to India: E.M. Forster
    49. The Jungle: Upton Sinclair
    50. The W Plan: Graham Seton
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  • 51. Morning Tide: Neil M. Gunn
    52. The Spanish Farm: R.H. Mottram
    53. Dusty Answer: Rosamond Lehmann
    54. I am Johnathon Srivener: Claude Houghton
    55. The Party Dress: Joseph Hergesheimer
    56. The Hounds of Spring: Sylvia Thompson 
    57. The Black Diamond: Francis Brett Young
    58. The Poisoned Chocolates Case: Anthony Berkeley
    59. Three Wives: Beatrice Kean Seymour
    60. The Dark Invader: Captain von Rintelen 

    61. The Mysterious Affair at Styles: Agatha Christie 
    62. The Missing Money Lender: W. Stanley Sykes
    63. Raffles: E.W. Hornung
    64. The Four Just Men: Edgar Wallace 
    65. The Man in the Dark: John Ferguson
    66. The Surgeon’s Log: James Johnston Abraham
    67. My South Sea Island: Eric Muspratt
    68. With Mystics & Magicians in Tibet: A. David-Neel
    69. Some Experiences of a New Guinea Resident Magistrate (1):C.A.W. Monckton
    70. Some Experiences of a New Guinea Resident Magistrate (2):C.A.W. Monckton
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1937

  • 71. Confessions and Impressions: Ethel Mannin
    72. She Still Wished for Company: Margaret Irwin 
    73. Mr Weston’s Good Wine: T.F. Powys
    74. Thunder on the Left: Christopher Morley
    75. Decline and Fall: Evelyn Waugh 
    76. Dangerous Ages: Rose Macaulay
    77. Grey Wolf: H.C. Armstrong 
    78. Trent’s Last Case: E.C. Bentley 
    79. The Rasp: Philip MacDonald
    80. The Dawn of Reckoning: James Hilton
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  • 81. Tarka the Otter: Henry Williamson
    82. Undertones of War: Edmund Blunden
    83. The Poacher: H.E. Bates
    84. Lolly Willowes: Sylvia Townsend Warner
    85. Sir Isumbras at the Ford: D.K. Broster
    86. These Charming People: Michael Arlen
    87. Greenery Street: Denis Mackail 
    88. The Green Lacquer Pavilion: Helen Beauclerk
    89. The Documents in the Case: Dorothy L. Sayers and Robert Eustace 
    90. The Sanfield Scandal: Richard Keverne
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  • 91. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary: M.R. James
    92. The Hampdenshire Wonder: J.D. Beresford
    93. Wild Strawberries: Angela Thirkell
    94. Saturday Night at the Greyhound: John Hampson
    95. The Man who was Thursday: G.K. Chesterton
    96. Selected Modern Short Stories: Selected by Alan Steele
    97. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.: E.E. Somerville and Martin Ross 
    98. The Murders in Praed Street: John Rhode
    99. The Worst Journey in the World (1): Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    100. The Worst Journey in the World (2): Apsley Cherry-Garrard
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  • 101. Mr Justice Raffles: E.W. Hornung 
  • 102. Youth Rides Out: Beatrice Kean Seymour
  • 103. A Tall Ship: ‘Bartimeus’
  • 104. Deep Waters: W.W. Jacobs
  • 105. Mantrap: Sinclair Lewis
  • 106. Now East Now West: Susan Ertz
  • 107. Private Worlds: Phyllis Bottome
  • 108. Kai Lung Unrolls his Mat: Ernest Bramah
  • 109. The Fiddler: Sarah Gertrude Millin
  • 110. Disraeli: Andre Maurois
  • 111. The Hound of the Baskervilles: A. Conan Doyle
  • 112. Children of the Earth: Ethel Mannin
  • 113. The Secret of the Sahara: Rosita Forbes
  • 114. Foch: Man of Orleans(1): B.H. Liddell Hart
  • 115. Foch: Man of Orleans(2): B.H. Liddell Hart
  • 116. On England: Stanley Baldwin
  • 117. Seven Famous One Act Plays: Ed. John Ferguson
  • 118. While Rome Burns: Alexander Woollcott
  • 119. Billiards & Snooker for Amateur Players: Horace Lindrum
  • 120. Penguin Parade (1)

1938

  • 121. Lean Men (1): Ralph Bates
  • 122. Lean Men (2): Ralph Bates
  • 123. Soldiers’ Pay: William Faulkner
  • 124. It Walks by Night: John Dickson Carr
  • 125. An Indian Day: Edward Thompson
  • 126. Trader Horn: Alfred Aloysius Horn
  • 127. The Havering Plot: Richard Keverne
  • 128. Lord of Arabia: H.C. Armstrong
  • 129. Week-end Book (1): Ed. F. & V. Meynell
  • 130. Week-end Book (2): Ed. F. & V. Meynell
  • 131. Ten Minute Alibi: Anthony Armstrong & Herbert Shaw
  • 132. Mr Perrin & Mr Trail: Hugh Walpole
  • 133. Watkin’s Last Expedition: F.Spencer Chapman
  • 134. Carl & Anna: Leonhard Frank
  • 135. Seven Red Sundays: Ramon J. Sender
  • 136. Vile Bodies: Evelyn Waugh
  • 137. Death at Swaythling Court: J.J. Connington
  • 138. Self: Beverley Nichols
  • 139. Flying Dutchman: Anthony Fokker
  • 140. Cold Comfort Farm: Stella Gibbons
  • 141. I Find Four People: Pamela Frankau
  • 142. Spider Web: Alice Campbell
  • 143. Fontamara: Ignazio Silone
  • 144. 20 Years A’Growing: Maurice O’Sullivan
  • 145. The Paradine Case (1): Robert Hichens
  • 146. The Paradine Case (2): Robert Hichens
  • 147. The Man in the Red Hat: Richard Keverne
  • 148. The Land that God gave Cain: J.M. Scott
  • 149. Winged Warfare: W.A. Bishop
  • 150. The Miracle of Pielle: J.L. Campbell 
  • 151. The Invisible Man: H.G. Wells
  • 152. Enter a Murderer: Ngaio Marsh
  • 153. The Piccadilly Murder: Anthony Berkeley
  • 154. The House on Tollard Ridge: John Rhode
  • 155. Murder at Crome House: G.D.H. & M. Cole
  • 156. The Red House Mystery: A.A. Milne
  • 157. The Mystery of Dr Fu-Manchu: Sax Rohmer
  • 158. The Waxworks Murders: John Dixon Carr
  • 159. The Dangerfield Talisman: J.J. Connington
  • 160. Obelists at Sea: C. Daly King
  • 161. North to the Orient: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 162. Before the Bombardment: Osbert Sitwell
  • 163. Charlton: L.E.O Charlton
  • 164. Queer St (1): Edward Shanks
  • 165. Queer St (2): Edward Shanks
  • 166. The Centaur: Algernon Blackwood
  • 167. Unseemly Adventure: Ralph Straus
  • 168. The House of Exile: Nora Waln
  • 169. As We Were: E.F. Benson
  • 170. Modern Short Stories (2): Sel. Alan Steele
  • 171. Peking Picnic: Ann Bridge
  • 172. The Crescent Moon: Francis Brett Young
  • 173. Ethan Frome: Edith Wharton
  • 174. Kai-Lungs Golden Hours: Ernest Bramah
  • 175. Crewe Train: Rose Macaulay
  • 176. The Grand Babylon Hotel: Arnold Bennett
  • 177. Ragged Banners: Ethel Mannin
  • 178. Chaos is Come Again: Claude Houghton
  • 179. Black Mischief: Evelyn Waugh
  • 180. Tales from Tchehov: Trans. Constance Garnett

1939

  • 181. An Innkeeper’s Diary: John Fothergill
  • 182. Night Flight: Antoine de Saint-Eupery
  • 183. The Flight of the Firecrest: Alain Gerbault
  • 184. Selected Short Stories: ‘Saki’
  • 185. Confessions of a Young Man: George Moore
  • 186. Penang Appointment: Norman Collins
  • 187. The Eygpt’s Gold: David Scott
  • 188. Murder in the Maze: J.J. Connington
  • 189. But Soft, We are Observed: Hilaire Belloc
  • 190. Death of My Aunt: C.H.B Kitchin
  • 191. Ordinary Families: E. Arnot Robertson
  • 192. Barnham Rectory: Doreen Wallace
  • 193. Sledge: Martin Lindsay
  • 194. Helene: Vicki Baum
  • 195. The City of Beautiful Nonsense E. Temple Thurston
  • 196. Four Plays: A.A. Milne
  • 197. The Story of an African Farm: Olive Schreiner
  • 198. Amateur Adventure: Kenneth Gandar Dower
  • 199. In the Midst of Life: Ambrose Bierce
  • 200. Back to Methuselah: George Bernard Shaw
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  • 201. The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze: William Saroyan
  • 202. The Escaping Club: A.J. Evans
  • 203. The Colonel’s Daughter: Richard Aldington
  • 204. Grey Steel: H.C. Armstrong
  • 205. From Red Sea to Blue Nile: Rosita Forbes
  • 206. Frost in May: Antonia White
  • 207. Captain Scott: Stephen Gwynn
  • 208. Bardelys the Magnificent: Rafael Sabatini
  • 209. No 17: J. Jefferson Farjeon
  • 210. A Man Lay Dead: Ngaio Marsh
  • 211. Pip: Ian Hay
  • 212. Literary Lapses: Stephen Leacock
  • 213. High Table: Joanna Cannan
  • 214. Many Cargoes: W.W. Jacobs
  • 215. Store of Ladies: Louis Golding
  • 216. The Verdict of You All: Henry Wade
  • 217. Death at the Opera: Gladys Mitchell
  • 218. Missing from his Home: Richard Keverne
  • 219. Police at the Funeral: Margery Allingham
  • 220. An Oxford Tragedy: J.C. Masterman
  • 221. De Valera: Sean O’Faolain
  • 222. Widdershins: Oliver Onions
  • 223. Two Vagabonds in Serbia & Montenegro: J. & C. Gordon
  • 224. The Camberwell Miracle: J.D. Beresford
  • 225. Ebony and Ivory: Llewelyn Powys
  • 226. Across Lapland: Olive Murray Chapman
  • 227. The Fleet Hall Inheritance: Richard Keverne
  • 228. The Devil at Saxon Wall: Gladys Mitchell
  • 229. The Gun: C.S. Forester
  • 230. Twelve Against the Gods: William Bolitho

1940

  • 231. All Passion Spent: V. Sackville-West
  • 232. National Velvet: Enid Bagnold
  • 233. Those Greenland Days: Martin Lindsay
  • 234. A Book of Lear: Edward Lear
  • 235. The Passionate Year: James Hilton
  • 236. The Southseaman: Weston Martyr
  • 237. Go She Must: David Garnett
  • 238. The Compleat Angler: Izaak Walton
  • 239. Stealthy Terror: John Ferguson
  • 240. The White Cockatoo: M.G. Eberhart
  • 241. A Windjammer’s Half-Deck: ‘Shalimar’
  • 242. Hindoo Holiday: J.R. Ackerley
  • 243. The Tavern Knight: Rafael Sabatini
  • 244. Crump Folk Going Home: Constance Holme
  • 245. The Brontes Went to Woolworths: Rachel Ferguson
  • 246. The Barber of Putney: J.B. Morton
  • 247. Corduroy: Adrian Bell
  • 248. Triple Fugue: Osbert Sitwell
  • 249. Death in Ecstasy: Ngaio Marsh
  • 250. Poison in Jest: John Dickson Carr
  • 251. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists: Robert Tressall
  • 252. Fate Cannot Harm Me: J.C. Masterman
  • 253. Vintage Murder: Ngaio Marsh
  • 254. Away From It All: Cedric Belfrage
  • 255. Arctic Village: Robert Marshall
  • 256. Hag’s Nook: John Dickson Carr
  • 257. It’s a Battlefield: Graham Greene
  • 258. Wild Oats: Eric Muspratt
  • 259. Captain Albert Ball V.C.: R.H. Kiernan
  • 260. The Penguin Problems Book: W.T Williams & G.H. Savage
  • 261. Marching on Tanga: Francis Brett Young
  • 262. Spanish Gold: George A. Birmingham
  • 263. St Martin’s Summer: Rafael Sabatini
  • 264. The Cherry Tree: Adrian Bell
  • 265. Boule de Suif: Guy de Maupassant
  • 266. The Dying Alderman: Henry Wade
  • 267. Told by an Idiot: Rose Macaulay
  • 268. Jurgen: James Branch Cabell
  • 269. Canon in Residence: V.L. Whitechurch
  • 270. Right Off the Map: C.E. Montague
  • 271. English Miss: R.H. Mottram
  • 272. The Wanderer on One Thousand Hills: Edith Wherry
  • 273. Further Experiences of an Irish R.M.: E.E. Somerville and Martin Ross
  • 274. Importance of Being Earnest: Oscar Wilde
  • 275. The Sea Captain: H.C. Bailey
  • 276. The Case of the Late Pig: Margery Allingham
  • 277. Fragments from My Diary: Maxim Gorki
  • 278. Silver Ley: Adrian Bell
  • 279. Uncle Silas: J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • 280. Crossword Puzzle Book: Morley Adams
  • 281. Within Four Walls: M.C. Harrison & H.A. Cartwright
  • 282. The Silence of Colonel Bramble: Andre Maurois
  • 283. The First Hundred Thousand: Ian Hay
  • 284. At the Blue Gates: Richard Keverne
  • 285. The Public School Murder: R.C. Woodthorpe
  • 286. Tunnellers of Holzminden: H.G. Durnford
  • 287. Cage Birds: H.E. Hervey
  • 288. Lawrence of Arabia: Zionism and Palestine: Sir Ronald Storrs
  • 289. I Found No Peace: Webb Miller
  • 290. Russian Road to India by Kabul and Samarkand: Rosita Forbes
  • 291. The Quest for Corvo: A.J.A. Symons
  • 292. Three Plays of Tchehov: Trans. S.S. Koteliansky
  • 293. Nightingale Wood: Stella Gibbons
  • 294. Siamese White: Maurice Collis

1941

          295. The Times Crossword Puzzle Book 
          296. The Natural History of Selborne: Gilbert White
          297. Down & Out in Paris and London: George Orwell 
          298. Ju-Ju and the Justice in Nigeria: Frank Hives & Gascoine Lumley
          299. The Life of Mary Kingsley: Stephen Gwynn
          300. Pygmalion: George Bernard Shaw

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