Penguin Little Black Classics Box Set Review – 80 Litttle Black Books from the Penguin Classics12:42

Published on July 11, 2016

Penguin Little Black Classics Box Set Review – 80 Litttle Black Books of excerpts, essays, poems, plays, short stories and more selected from the Penguin Classics.

In celebration of Penguin’s 80th birthday, this 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, and not forgetting 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.

List of the 80 Little Black Classics included in the Penguin Box Set Collection:
Mrs Rosie and the Priest GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
As kingfishers catch fire GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue
On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts THOMAS DE QUINCEY
Aphorisms on Love and Hate FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
Traffic JOHN RUSKIN
Wailing Ghosts PU SONGLING
A Modest Proposal JONATHAN SWIFT
Three Tang Dynasty Poets
On the Beach at Night Alone WALT WHITMAN
A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees KENKO
How to Use Your Enemies BALTASAR GRACIÁN
The Eve of St Agnes JOHN KEATS
Woman Much Missed THOMAS HARDY
Femme Fatale GUY DE MAUPASSANT
Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls MARCO POLO
Caligula SUETONIUS
Jason and Medea APOLLONIUS OF RHODES
Olalla ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The Communist Manifesto KARL MARX & FRIEDRICH ENGELS
Trimalchio’s Feast PETRONIUS
How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher’s Dog JOHANN PETER HEBEL
The Tinder Box HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows RUDYARD KIPLING
Circles of Hell DANTE
Of Street Piemen HENRY MAYHEW
The nightingales are drunk HAFEZ
The Wife of Bath GEOFFREY CHAUCER
How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
The Terrors of the Night THOMAS NASHE
The Tell-Tale Heart EDGAR ALLAN POE
A Hippo Banquet MARY KINGSLEY
The Beautifull Cassandra JANE AUSTEN
Gooseberries ANTON CHEKHOV
Well, they are gone, and here must I remain SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Sketchy, Doubtful, Incomplete Jottings JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
The Great Winglebury Duel CHARLES DICKENS
The Maldive Shark HERMAN MELVILLE
The Old Nurse’s Story ELIZABETH GASKELL
The Steel Flea NIKOLAY LESKOV
The Atheist’s Mass HONORÉ DE BALZAC
The Yellow Wall-Paper CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN
Remember, Body… C.P. CAVAFY
The Meek One FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY
A Simple Heart GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
The Nose NIKOLAI GOGOL
The Great Fire of London SAMUEL PEPYS
The Reckoning EDITH WHARTON
The Figure in the Carpet HENRY JAMES
Anthem for Doomed Youth WILFRED OWEN
My Dearest Father WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Socrates’ Defence PLATO
Goblin Market CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
Sindbad the Sailor
Antigone SOPHOCLES
The Life of a Stupid Man RYŪNOSUKE AKUTAGAWA
How Much Land Does A Man Need? LEO TOLSTOY
Leonardo da Vinci GIORGIO VASARI
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime OSCAR WILDE
The Old Man of the Moon SHEN FU
The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon AESOP
Lips too chilled MATSUO BASHŌ
The Night is Darkening Round Me EMILY BRONTË
To-morrow JOSEPH CONRAD
The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe RICHARD HAKLUYT
A Pair of Silk Stockings KATE CHOPIN
It was snowing butterflies CHARLES DARWIN
The Robber Bridegroom BROTHERS GRIMM
I Hate and I Love CATULLUS
Circe and the Cyclops HOMER
Il Duro D. H. LAWRENCE
Miss Brill KATHERINE MANSFIELD
The Fall of Icarus OVID
Come Close SAPPHO
Kasyan from the Beautiful Lands IVAN TURGENEV
O Cruel Alexis VIRGIL
A Slip under the Microscope H. G. WELLS
The Madness of Cambyses HERODOTUS
Speaking of Śiva
The Dhammapada

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