Penguin Modern Classics

The Complete List

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Publisher Description

'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino

Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

GENRE
Reference
RELEASED
2011
15 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
96
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
6.5
MB

Customer Reviews

kened ,

charging for a catalogue!!

yer 'avin a larf incha?

Jon Burns ,

Erm...

You're charging us to download your catalogue?? Hang on a second....!

mac8711 ,

A handy pocket guide to modern classics

On the surface, it may seem that this book is just a catalogue, but for me at least, it’s a handy pocket guide to the Penguin Modern Classics range. I used to work in a bookshop, and I can’t remember how many of these beautiful editions I would see while stacking shelves, only to forget their title or who the author was. This book has solved my problem as seeing several titles in the list immediately jogged my memory - I can now highlight them they don’t escape me for a second time. Having the list by both author and title is also very helpful if you can remember one but not the other and don’t have an internet connection next time you’re at the bookshop. You also get the George Orwell essay, which was an enjoyable short read and despite the pre-decimal pricing he writes about to make his point, this still seems relatively fresh.

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