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The Penguin Classics Book

Henry Eliot



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Particular Books
19 November 2018
Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary companions; Publishing industry
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.
By:   Henry Eliot
Imprint:   Particular Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 253mm,  Width: 200mm,  Spine: 41mm
Weight:   1.590kg
ISBN:   9780241320853
ISBN 10:   0241320852
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   19 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Henry Eliot is the Creative Editor of Penguin Classics. Before joining Penguin he organized various literary tours, including a mass public pilgrimage for the National Trust (inspired by William Morris), a recreation of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales which raised money for the National Literacy Trust, a Lake Poets tour of Cumbria and a quest for the Holy Grail based on Malory's Morte D'Arthur. He is the author of Follow This Thread and Curiocity (with Matt Lloyd-Rose).

Reviews for The Penguin Classics Book

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 *

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