Classic penguins before Happy Feet

Penguin publishing paperbacks probably did more for access to ideas in the 1930s than the Internet did 60 years later and good on Monash U for honouring the orange-backed books. The university library has acquired the Christopher Barling collection of the first 5000 plus titles Penguin produced, 1935-65.

This is a great contribution to commemorating seriously popular culture in a 20th form. It rivals Murdoch U’s archive of SF and speculative fiction in print.



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