The Penguin Classics Library: Available for the first time in one complete collection only at Amazon.com.
For more than half a century Penguin has been the leading publisher of classics in the English-speaking world. Since the publication of the first Penguin Classic in 1946--E.V. Rieu's translation of The Odyssey--Penguin's mission has been to make the great books of all time available at a reasonable cost. To this end, Penguin is dedicated to making sure that these books speak to contemporary readers by embracing excellence in scholarship, translation, and book design.
The Penguin Classics list is organic. New books are brought into the series and others are removed as tastes and interest in literature evolve. Penguin's ability to react to the always evolving universe of great literature is one of the many things that has made Penguin the leader in classics publishing.
Now, for the first time, the entire line of Penguin Classics is available in one complete collection for home, office, or institutional libraries. The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection currently consists of 1,082 titles, all great works of literature totaling nearly half a million pages. From Renaissance philosophy to the poetry of revolutionary Russia, from the spiritual writings of India to the travel narratives of the early American colonists, from The Complete Pelican Shakespeare to The Portable Sixties Reader, there are classics here to educate, provoke, entertain, and enlighten readers of all interests and inclinations.
| The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection |
| || From Edwin A. Abbott to Emile Zola, the 1,082 titles in the Penguin Classics Complete Library total nearly half a million pages--laid end to end they would hit the 52-mile mark. Approximately 700 pounds in weight, the titles would tower 828 feet if you stacked them lengthwise atop each other--almost as tall as the Empire State Building. But don't worry, a nice set of bookshelves will hold them side-by-side just fine. To see the full list of titles, organized alphabetically by author, start browsing here. Among the highlights: |
- Anonymous (39 titles)
- Charles Dickens (19 titles)
- Graham Greene (16 titles)
- Henry James (20 titles)
- William Shakespeare (47 titles)
- John Steinbeck (23 titles)
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| More Penguin Complete Collections |
Interested in other Penguin Classics Collections? Explore the comprehensive selection of titles contained in The Children's Library, The Complete Greeks and Romans, The English Collection, and our two-volume American Collection. These smaller libraries, part of our Complete Collections Series and also only available on Amazon.com, are nevertheless among the most complete libraries of their kind available, containing titles selected from the breadth of the Penguin Classics list.
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