Penguin Special: The Life And Times Of Allen Lane

Penguin Special: The Life And Times Of Allen Lane by Jeremy Lewis
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ISBN
9780141015965
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
496
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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By founding Penguin books and popularizing the paperback, Allen Lane not only changed publishing in Britain, he was also at the forefront of a social and cultural revolution that saw the masses given access to what had previously been the preserve of a wealthy few. In 'Penguin Special', Jeremy Lewis brings this extraordinary era brilliantly to life, recounting how Lane came to launch his Penguins for the price of a packet of cigarettes; how they became enormously influential in alerting the public to the threat of Nazi Germany; and how Penguin itself gradually became a national institution, like the BBC and the NHS, whilst at the same time challenging the status quo through the famous Lady Chatterley case. Above all, it is the story of how one often fallible, complex man used his vision to change the world.
ISBN:
9780141015965
Publication Date:
05 / 06 / 2006
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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