Little Black Classics Box Set

From India to Greece, Denmark to Iran, the United States to Britain, this assortment of books will transport readers back in time to the furthest corners of the globe.

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A stunning collection of all 80 exquisite Little Black Classics from Penguin This spectacular box set of the 80 books in the Little Black Classics series showcases the many wonderful and varied writers in Penguin Black Classics. From India to Greece, Denmark to Iran, the United States to Britain, this assortment of books will transport readers back in time to the furthest corners of the globe. With a choice of fiction, poetry, essays and maxims, by the likes of Chekhov, Balzac, Ovid, Austen, Sappho and Dante, it won''t be difficult to find a book to suit your mood. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of the Penguin Classics list - from drama to poetry, from fiction to history, with books taken from around the world and across numerous centuries. The Little Black Classics Box Set includes: � The Atheist''s Mass (Honor� de Balzac) � The Beautifull Cassandra (Jane Austen) � The Communist Manifesto (Fredrich Engels and Karl Marx) � Cruel Alexis (Virgil) � The Dhammapada (Anon) � The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon (Aesop) � The Eve of St Agnes (John Keats) � The Fall of Icarus (Ovid) � The Figure in the Carpet (Henry James) � The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows (Rudyard Kipling) � Gooseberries (Anton Chekhov) � The Great Fire of London (Samuel Pepys) � The Great Winglebury Duel (Charles Dickens) � How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher''s Dog (Johann Peter Hebel) � How Much Land Does A Man Need? (Leo Tolstoy) � How To Use Your Enemies (Baltasar Graci�n) � How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing (Michel de Montaigne) � I Hate and I Love (Catullus) � Il Duro (D. H. Lawrence) � It was snowing butterflies (Charles Darwin) � Jason and Medea (Apollonius of Rhodes) � Kasyan from the Beautiful Mountains (Ivan Turgenev) � Leonardo da Vinci (Giorgio Vasari) � The Life of a Stupid Man (Ryunosuke Akutagawa) � Lips Too Chilled (Matsuo Basho) � Lord Arthur Savile''s Crime (Oscar Wilde) � The Madness of Cambyses (Herodotus � The Maldive Shark (Herman Melville) � The Meek One (Fyodor Dostoyevsky � Mrs Rosie and the Priest (Giovanni Boccaccio) � My Dearest Father (Wolfgang Mozart) � The Night is Darkening Round Me (Emily Bront�) � The nightingales are drunk (Hafez) � The Nose (Nikolay Gogol) � Olalla (Robert Louis Stevenson) � The Old Man in the Moon (Shen Fu), Miss Brill (Katherine Mansfield) � The Old Nure''s Story (Elizabeth Gaskell) � On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts (Thomas De Quincey) � On the Beach at Night Alone (Walt Whitman) � The Reckoning (Edith Wharton) � Remember, Body... (C. P. Cavafy) � The Robber Bridegroom (Brothers Grimm) � The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue (Anon) � Sindbad the Sailor � Sketchy, Doubtful, Incomplete Jottings (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) � Socrates'' Defence (Plato) � Speaking of Siva (Anon) � The Steel Flea (Nikolai Leskov) � The Tell-Tale Heart (Edgar Allan Poe) � The Terrors of the Night (Thomas Nashe) � The Tinder Box (Hans Christian Andersen) � Three Tang Dynasty Poets (Wang Wei) � Trimalchio''s Feast (Petronius) � To-morrow (Joseph Conrad), Of Street Piemen (Henry Mayhew) � Traffic (John Ruskin) � Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls (Marco Polo) � The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe (Richard Hakluyt) � The Wife of Bath (Geoffrey Chaucer) � The Woman Much Missed (Thomas Hardy) � The Yellow Wall-paper (Charlotte Perkins Gilman) � Wailing Ghosts (Pu Songling) � Well, they are gone, and here must I remain (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Penguin Little Black Classics Box Set

Collection of the 80 books in the Little Black Classics range, published in celebration of Penguin's 80th birthday.

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Collection of the 80 books in the Little Black Classics range, published in celebration of Penguin's 80th birthday.

The Book of Tea

' In this charming book from 1906, Okakura explores Zen, Taoism, Tea Masters and the significance of the Japanese tea ceremony.

Author: Kakuzo Okakura

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780241251355

Category: Japanese tea ceremony

Page: 128

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'Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle.' In this charming book from 1906, Okakura explores Zen, Taoism, Tea Masters and the significance of the Japanese tea ceremony. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Anecdotes of the Cynics

'It's you who are the dogs...' What makes us happy? For over 800 years the Cynic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome argued that the answer lay in a simple, self-sufficient life.

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Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241251486

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

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'It's you who are the dogs...' What makes us happy? For over 800 years the Cynic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome argued that the answer lay in a simple, self-sufficient life. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Flush

If he bit Mr. Browning he bit her too. Hatred is not hatred; hatred is also love.' Virginia Woolf's delightful biography of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel, which asks what it means to be human - and to be dog.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241251494

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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'Things are not simple but complex. If he bit Mr. Browning he bit her too. Hatred is not hatred; hatred is also love.' Virginia Woolf's delightful biography of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel, which asks what it means to be human - and to be dog. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Nonsense

'You elegant fowl!' Exuberant and ingenious, Lear's best-loved poems tell of jumblies, quangle wangles and luminous noses.

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ISBN: 9780241251447

Category: Nonsense verses, English

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The Suffragettes

'Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible.' A potted history of the women who pioneered feminism and changed the world.

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Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241252121

Category: History

Page: 64

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'Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible.' A potted history of the women who pioneered feminism and changed the world. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT

THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB

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Category: Fiction

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THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT From the father of American literature, four sparkling comic tales of extraordinary animals and parables subverted. THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants. THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery. THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT

Mary and Maria Matilda

'I gained his secret and we were both lost for ever' Mary Shelley's dark story of a bereaved man's disturbing passion for his daughter was suppressed by her own father, and not published for over a century.

Author: Mary Shelley

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780241251874

Category: Grief

Page: 128

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'I gained his secret and we were both lost for ever' Mary Shelley's dark story of a bereaved man's disturbing passion for his daughter was suppressed by her own father, and not published for over a century. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun

'It's coming - the postponeless Creature' Electrifying poems of isolation, beauty, death and eternity from a reclusive genius and one of America's greatest writers.

Author: Emily Dickinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241251427

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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'It's coming - the postponeless Creature' Electrifying poems of isolation, beauty, death and eternity from a reclusive genius and one of America's greatest writers. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Why I Am so Clever

'Why do I know a few more things? Why am I so clever altogether?' Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241251869

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

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'Why do I know a few more things? Why am I so clever altogether?' Self-celebrating and self-mocking autobiographical writings from Ecce Homo, the last work iconoclastic German philosopher Nietzsche wrote before his descent into madness. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows

Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936).

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141398078

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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'Mind you, it was a pukka, respectable opium-house, and not one of those stifling, sweltering chandoo-khanas that you can find all over the City.' Kipling first became famous for his pungent, harsh and shocking stories of northwest India, where he grew up. This is just a small selection from his inexhaustibly contentious and various early work. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936). Kipling's works available in Penguin Classics are Captains Courageous, Just So Stories, Kim, Plain Tales from the Hills, Selected Poems, The Jungle Books and The Man Who Would Be King: Selected Stories.

The Sandman

"Strange man, how can you have eyes for sale? Eyes? Eyes?" ' The disturbing tale of a young man's obsession with the Sandman, stealer of eyes, which has inspired writers from Sigmund Freud to Neil Gaiman.

Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241251540

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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"Strange man, how can you have eyes for sale? Eyes? Eyes?" ' The disturbing tale of a young man's obsession with the Sandman, stealer of eyes, which has inspired writers from Sigmund Freud to Neil Gaiman. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Tyger Tyger

'How can the bird that is born for joy / Sit in a cage and sing?' A selection of Blake's most haunting verse, including 'The Songs of Innocence and Experience'.

Author: William Blake

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241251974

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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'How can the bird that is born for joy / Sit in a cage and sing?' A selection of Blake's most haunting verse, including 'The Songs of Innocence and Experience'. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

White Nights

'My God!

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780241252086

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'My God! A whole minute of bliss! Is that really so little for the whole of a man's life?' A poignant tale of love and loneliness from Russia's foremost writer. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Antigone

Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC).

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141397702

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The tragedy of Oedipus' daughter - a wise, fearless heroine who shuns society's laws - from the master Greek dramatist.

Remember Body

Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933). The Selected Poems of Cavafy is available in Penguin Classics.

Author: C. P. Cavafy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397470

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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'All those excessive, useless regrets...' A collection of nostalgic, erotic poetry from one of the greatest Greek poets to have ever lived. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933). The Selected Poems of Cavafy is available in Penguin Classics.

The Steel Flea

Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Nikolay Leskov (1831-1895).

Author: Nikolay Leskov

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141397403

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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'He gave orders that they were not to get any hot glum pudding in flames, for fear the spirits in their innards might catch fire' The Steel Flea is an uproarious and alcohol-soaked shaggy-dog story from one of Russia's great comic masters. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Nikolay Leskov (1831-1895). Leskov's works are available in Penguin Classics in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Other Stories and Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida.

The Communist Manifesto

Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895).

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141397986

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The revolutionary summons to workers transformed the modern world and still shapes millions of lives today.

Suffrage and the Arts

Considered 'the oldest and most extensive collection on women's history in
Europe', this collection, with its substantial ... seen plays, films and publications,
including a small paperback in the Penguin Little Black Classics series entitled
The ...

Author: Miranda Garrett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350011827

Category: Art

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Suffrage and the Arts re-establishes the central role that artistic women and men-from jewellers, portrait painters, embroiderers, through to retailers of 'artistic' products-played in the suffrage campaign in the British Isles. As political individuals, they were foot soldiers who helped sustain the momentum of the movement and as designers, makers and sellers they spread the message of the campaign to new local, national and international audiences, mediating how suffrage activism was understood by society at large. Published to coincide with the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which granted the vote to women over the age of thirty meeting a property qualification, this edited collection offers a range of new perspectives and readings of the outpouring of creative responses to the campaign. Contributors, who include historians, art historians, curators, museum professionals and suffrage experts, call upon the historiographical developments of the last thirty years, alongside new archival discoveries, to showcase the vibrancy of ongoing research in this area. Throughout, chapters investigate the wider socio-cultural backdrop to suffrage and the women's movement, the difficult choices that were made between professional, artistic aspirations and political commitment, and how institutional and informal networks influenced creative expression and participation in feminist politics. From shining light on the use of portraiture to bolster the cultural cachet of the militant Women's Social and Political Union, uncovering the links between Victorian interior design, enterprise and suffrage, through to questioning the supposed conservativism of women's art institutions during the campaign and in the inter-war era, Suffrage and the Arts is a timely and important collection which will contribute to a number of scholarly fields.