Penguin Classics to offer schools sets of 100 books at £1 per title

Publisher responds to challenge from the schools minister to provide schoolchildren with affordable access to great books From Solomon Northrup’s 19th-century memoir about his years in captivity, Twelve Years a Slave, to classic novels such as Gulliver’s Travels and Madame Bovary, schools minister Nick Gibb is hoping to introduce secondary school pupils to a broad spectrum of literature “free from the constraints and analysis of public exams”.Gibb first mooted the idea in November, telling publishers that “I want every secondary school to have a stock of classics such as Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre so that whole classes across the country can enjoy them together”, because “access to these wonderful novels shouldn’t be the preserve of the few”. Related: Publishers answer minister's call to offer schools cheap classics Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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