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Penguin Vitae Series 5-Book Box Set

The Awakening and Selected Stories; Before Night Falls; Passing; Sister Outsider; The Yellow Wall-Paper and Selected Writings

Author Various
Boxed Set (Hardcover)
$133.00 US
4"W x 2.5"H x 3"D   | 72 oz | 4 per carton
On sale Feb 25, 2020 | 1392 Pages | 978-1-5247-0580-0
A beautiful boxed set of the inaugural five Penguin Vitae titles
 
WINNER OF AIGA 50 BOOKS | 50 COVERS OF 2020
 


Penguin Classics launches a new hardcover series with five American
classics that are relevant and timeless in their power, and part of a dynamic
and diverse landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction from almost seventy-five
years of classics publishing. Penguin Vitae provides readers with beautifully
designed classics that have shaped the course of their lives, and welcomes new
readers to discover these literary gifts of personal inspiration, intellectual
engagement, and creative originality. This boxed set contains the inaugural five titles in the series: The Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin, Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas, Passing by Nella Larsen, Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde, and The Yellow Wall-Paper and Selected Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. View titles by Various

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A beautiful boxed set of the inaugural five Penguin Vitae titles
 
WINNER OF AIGA 50 BOOKS | 50 COVERS OF 2020
 


Penguin Classics launches a new hardcover series with five American
classics that are relevant and timeless in their power, and part of a dynamic
and diverse landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction from almost seventy-five
years of classics publishing. Penguin Vitae provides readers with beautifully
designed classics that have shaped the course of their lives, and welcomes new
readers to discover these literary gifts of personal inspiration, intellectual
engagement, and creative originality. This boxed set contains the inaugural five titles in the series: The Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin, Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas, Passing by Nella Larsen, Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde, and The Yellow Wall-Paper and Selected Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Author

ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. View titles by Various