Get your free copies of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited and Henry James' The Beast In the Jungle inside The Telegraph next weekend - February 5 and 6
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited will be free with The Daily Telegraph on Saturday, February 5, and The Beast In the Jungle by Henry James will be free inside The Sunday Telegraph on February 6. This special offer is to introduce Telegraph readers to Penguin's new series of Mini Modern Classics: short fiction by writers of lasting quality.
Penguin Modern Classics launched in 1961 with distinctive grey spines and evocative pictorial covers – a look that, after various incarnations, still inspires the current design. The original books – like Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Carson McCullers's The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby – are still considered landmark classics.
In February 2011, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Modern Classics, the list is expanding with the publication of the first Mini Modern Classics. Each book is a quick literary hit and though they do not take long to read, they’ll stay with you long after you turn the final page. The Mini Moderns will surprise with little known works from some of the greatest Penguin Modern Classic authors, from Albert Camus, Vladimir Nabokov and Raymond Chandler to William Trevor, Eileen Chang and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.
For the two free books to celebrate the launch of the Mini Modern Classics,The Telegraph has chosen lesser-known masterpieces by F.Scott Fitzgerald and Henry James.
Babylon Revisited offers three short tales that demonstrate why Fitzgerald was the defininitive chronicler of the 'Jazz Age' generation.
Henry James’s devastating novella, The Beast In the Jungle, is the story of a man who has spent his life obsessed by the feeling that some life-changing event lies in wait for him like a jungle animal. Then the day arrives on which the true nature of the beast is revealed …
Don't miss out on your free copies in The Telegraph on Saturday, February 5, and Sunday, February 6.
For more information about the Mini Modern Classics, please clickhttp://www.penguinclassics.co.uk/static/minisites/minimodernclassics/index.html
paper around £1.90 (i think) at the weekend
fab spot by crazyterrier2000 on mse