Penguin launches 'enhanced' e-book classics

<p>Penguin Group (USA) is to launch an e-book of Jane Austen&#39;s <em>Pride and Prejudice</em> with multiple added features as the first title in its Penguin enhanced e-books classics list. The e-book, coming in May, will feature a filmography, reviews from the novel&#39;s original publication, a chronology of Austen&#39;s life and times, recipes, rules of social etiquette and period dancing, and illustrations of fashion, home decor and architecture.</p><p>The publisher says it will offer &quot;a wonderful e-book reading experience&quot;. Nine further classics titles, including <em>Wuthering Heights</em>, <em>Frankenstein</em> and <em>Great Expectations</em>, will follow in the autumn, with plans &quot;underway&quot; to launch the list in the UK.</p><p>John Makinson, chair and c.e.o. of the Penguin Group, said: &quot;The e-book is gaining acceptance as an alternative to the printed text and we are keen to test the possibilities of the electronic format. Penguin Classics is a great place to start. We shall invite readers beyond the pages of these much-loved books, offering additional background, context and insight into the work.&quot;</p>