iPhone App For Great Books

Penguin Classics, that more-than-1,500-titles collection of English-language literary classics, has a new free app for iOS devices available on Tuesday. The paperback publisher, celebrating 65 years of the Classics collection this year, has created a catalog of its titles (which basically includes every author you have heard of, ever) and put it into an easily searchable database. Not only can readers find book information by title and author, they can discover unknown classics by searching by subject, genre, time period and region. So, for example, if you wanted to find a nature-theme bildungsroman in 18th century America, you would find several books that fit that bill, including Kipling’s “Captains Courageous” and “The Morgesons” by Elizabeth Stoddard.

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