Daily Bookshot: Penguin’s 4 Shilling Modern Classic

It’s more or less a year to the day since I read Albert Camus’ rather superb The Plague, so I thought I’d celebrate the occasion with a shot of an early 1970’s Penguin edition, from an aspect that is of prime importance to every bibliophile – the price. I know it’s all comparative to the period and all that, but 20p for a Modern Classic? If only Penguin had seen fit to retain that price point.

The good news is Penguin still publish The Plague under their Classics label (albeit in a new translation), but the bad news is it’s going to cost you almost 45 x more (£8.99) for the privilege of owning it (worth every penny though).

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).