The Penguin Classics Book
**Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year**
The Penguin Classics Book is a reader’s companion to the largest library of classic literature in the world.
Spanning 4,000 years from the legends of Ancient Mesopotamia to the poetry of the First World War, with Greek tragedies, Icelandic sagas, Japanese epics and much more in between, it encompasses 500 authors and 1,200 books, bringing these to life with lively descriptions, literary connections and beautiful cover designs.
I can't imagine a better or more beautifully presented reference for a book-lover -- Waterstones.com review The perfect gift for bibliophiles * The Arts Society UK * Smartly illustrated with original cover artwork-ideal for glancing over dearly loved literary companions, as well as for discovering gaps to fill . . . This is a fascinating survey of how our nation's literary tastes have altered over the years and makes us wonder anew at what constitutes a 'classic'. -- Emily Rhodes * Country Life * Beautifully designed and lovingly compiled * The Spectator *
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