Picador Modern Classics

For a quarter century, Picador has been producing beautifully packaged literary fiction and nonfiction books from our offices in New York. Our Modern Classics line pairs iconic books with a bold, elegant design that's both small enough to fit in your pocket and unique enough to stand out on your bookshelf.

Series 3 Now Available!

The Hours Michael Cunningham
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Virginia Woolf's greatest novel Mrs. Dalloway is revisited, and masterfully re-invented.
The Great Fire Shirley Hazzard
Winner of the National Book Award. War, the end of the colonial period, and a love story. "A hypnotic novel that unfolds like a dream." Joan Didion
A Single Man Christopher Isherwood
"One of the first and best novels of the modern gay liberation movement.” Edmund White
The Lottery and Other Stories Shirley Jackson
"Unparalleled as a leader in the field of beautifully written, quiet, cumulative shudders.” Dorothy Parker

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Series 2

Slouching Towards Bethlehem Joan Didion
Celebrated, iconic, and indispensable, Didion’s first work of non-fiction is an essential portrait of America in the sixties.
Nickel and Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich
Our sharpest and most original social critic goes undercover as an "unskilled" worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.
Regarding the Pain of Others Susan Sontag
A fresh look at the subject of visual representations of atrocity, war, and violence by one of the 20th century’s most important thinkers.
Giving Up the Ghost Hilary Mantel
A “dazzlingly written” (Joyce Carol Oates) memoir of a career blighted by physical pain, by the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize.

Series 1

The Virgin Suicides Jeffrey Eugenides
A lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.
Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson
Set in the remote, imaginary town of Fingerbone, Idaho, a “haunting, poetic story, drowned in water and light, about three generations of women" (Guardian) by Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Gilead.
Jesus' Son Denis Johnson
Ten stories narrated by a recovering addict whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and loss, as written by “a synthesizer of profoundly American voices” (Newsday).
Steppenwolf Hermann Hesse
Blending Eastern mysticism and Western culture, Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical work is one of literature's most poetic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation