The Penguin Group Launches

Posted on May 17, 1999

The Penguin Group has announced the launch of, an Internet site focused exclusively on literary classics. will be a resource for general readers and educators through online interviews, discussion areas, research and original essays. The Penguin Group is exploring alliances with potential e-commerce and distribution partners.

"With the launch of we are creating the modern-day equivalent of the old-fashioned salon in which the enduring values of the world's greatest literature are discussed, debated and passed on to a new generation of readers," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and Chief Executive of The Penguin Group. "We will bring to the same commitment to quality that has long been a hallmark of Penguin Classics and employ a full range of community-building features to make the Internet experience as rewarding as possible for our readers."

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