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'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' - Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of 'The Odyssey' established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over 65 years, Penguin Classics have been making works that wer 'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' - Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of 'The Odyssey' established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over 65 years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself.' - E. V. Rieu


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'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' - Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of 'The Odyssey' established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over 65 years, Penguin Classics have been making works that wer 'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' - Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of 'The Odyssey' established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over 65 years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself.' - E. V. Rieu

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Gerry

    Penguin Books deserve all credit for bringing these titles within reach of the reader for there are 600 or 700 titles covering literature, drama, philosophy, history, ancient religions and more. And they cover a wide range of years from the writings of early days to modern writings and include works by authors from many different countries. It is good to be reminded of long forgotten authors such as the poets Arthur Hugh Clough and John Clare and to see how the selection process works for differe Penguin Books deserve all credit for bringing these titles within reach of the reader for there are 600 or 700 titles covering literature, drama, philosophy, history, ancient religions and more. And they cover a wide range of years from the writings of early days to modern writings and include works by authors from many different countries. It is good to be reminded of long forgotten authors such as the poets Arthur Hugh Clough and John Clare and to see how the selection process works for different authors. One surprise to me is that while 'The Three Musketeers' is included in Alexandre Dumas' works, 'The Count of Monte Cristo' is not and the latter is equally as good as the former, if not a tad better! Robert Louis Stevenson was represented by only 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' but then an addendum in this edition adds 'Weir of Hermiston', perhaps an unusual choice. A good book to browse and be reminded of works by authors that one does not normally study.

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