Context can be key when reading novels written in previous centuries, and whether it's knowing the customs of the times or understanding how people reacted to the story when it was published, these details can help contemporary readers connect to classic novels. With this in mind, Penguin Classics has announced that it will be publishing “amplified” e-book editions of some of these beloved novels.
Starting this week with John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men: Amplified, the publisher will be releasing digital copies of classic novels with supplementary content. For $10.99, when readers purchase the Kindle amplified edition of Of Mice And Men, they will also receive an audio interview with actor James Earl Jones who performed in the play on Broadway, photo stills from the film adaptation, Steinbeck’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech and more.
Penguin claims that with the additional content they hope to “provide a deeper, richer insight into an author’s work.”
Readers can look forward to more classics being amplified by Penguin including the summer release of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road.
For more information, visit PenguinClassics.com.