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A complete and wondrous guide to all of the Penguin Classics, from the Creative Editor of the series.

Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgameshto the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature.

Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

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  • Hardback

    9780241320853

    November 19, 2018

    Particular Books

    480 pages

    RRP $69.99

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  • The Penguin Classics Book
    Henry Eliot

    EBook

    9780241320877

    November 1, 2018

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