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The Madness Of Cambyses

Author : Herodotus
ISBN : 9780141398785
Genre : History
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'Do you see your son, standing over there, in the antechamber? Well, I am going to shoot him.' The story of the great and mad Cambyses, King of Persia, told by part-historian, part-mythmaker Herodotus of Halicarnassus. 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. Herodotus (c.484-425 BCE). Herodotus's The Histories is also available in Penguin Classics.

The Fall Of Icarus

Author : Ovid
ISBN : 9780141398686
Genre : Poetry
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'Drawn on by his eagerness for the open sky, he left his guide and soared upwards...' Ovid tells the tales of Theseus and the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus, the Calydonian Boar-Hunt, and many other famous myths. 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. Ovid (c.43 BCE-17 CE). Ovid's other works available in Penguin Classics are The Erotic Poems, Fasti, Heroides and Metamorphoses.

Circe And The Cyclops

Author : Homer
ISBN : 9780141398624
Genre : Fiction
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'You must be Odysseus, man of twists and turns...' The tales of Odysseus's struggle with a man-eating Cyclops and Circe, the beautiful enchantress who turns men into swine. 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. Next to nothing is known about Homer's life. His works available in Penguin Classics are The Homeric Hymns, The Iliad and The Odyssey.

Little Black Classics Box Set

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ISBN : 0141398876
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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)

The Dolphins The Whales And The Gudgeon

Author : Aesop
ISBN : 9780141398440
Genre : Literary Collections
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'An ass, clothed in the skin of a lion...' Aesop's animal fables are some of the earliest stories ever told, thought to have been composed by a slave in Greek antiquity and giving glimpses of a world that is harsh, pitiless and yet also eerily familiar. 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 Aesop is believed to have lived in 6th century BC. Aesop's The Complete Fables is available in Penguin Classics.

Woman Much Missed

Author : Thomas Hardy
ISBN : 9780141398327
Genre : Poetry
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'Woman much missed, how you call to me, call to me...' After the death of his wife Emma, a grief-stricken Hardy wrote some of the best verse of his career. Moving and evocative, it ranks among the greatest elegiac poetry in the language. 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. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). Hardy's works available in Penguin Classics are A Laodicean, A Pair of Blue Eyes, Desperate Remedies, Far from the Madding Crowd, Jude the Obscure, Selected Poems, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, The Distracted Preacher and Other Tales, The Fiddler of the Reels and Other Stories, The Hand of Ethelberta, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Pursuit of the Well-beloved and The Well-beloved, The Return of the Native, The Trumpet-Major, The Withered Arm and Other Stories, The Woodlanders, Two on a Tower and Under the Greenwood Tree.

Mrs Rosie And The Priest

Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
ISBN : 9780141397832
Genre : Fiction
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Four hilarious and provocative stories from Boccaccio's Decameron, featuring cuckolded husbands, cross-dressing wives and very bad priests. 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. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). Boccaccio's Decameron is available in Penguin Classics in both a complete and selected edition.

Aphorisms On Love And Hate

Author : Friedrich Nietzsche
ISBN : 9780141397917
Genre : Philosophy
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'We must learn to love, learn to be kind, and this from our earliest youth ... Likewise, hatred must be learned and nurtured, if one wishes to become a proficient hater' This volume contains a selection of Nietzsche's brilliant and challenging aphorisms, examining the pleasures of revenge, the falsity of pity, and the incompatibility of marriage with the philosophical life. 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. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Nietzsche's works available in Penguin Classics are A Nietzsche Reader, Beyond Good and Evil, Ecce Homo, Human, All Too Human, On the Genealogy of Morals, The Birth of Tragedy, The Portable Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Twilight of Idols and Anti-Christ.

Kasyan From The Beautiful Lands

Author : Ivan Turgenev
ISBN : 9780141398723
Genre : Fiction
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"No, no, I've got your word for it, I've got to die ... you promised me ... you told me ..." Turgenev's accounts of hunting in rural Russia, and the extraordinary characters he meets there. 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. Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883). Turgenev's works available in Penguin Classics are Fathers and Sons, First Love, Home of the Gentry, On the Eve, Rudin, Sketches from a Hunter's Album, Spring Torrents and Three Sketches from a Hunter's Album.

Lips Too Chilled

Author : Matsuo Basho
ISBN : 9780141398464
Genre : Poetry
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'Nothing more lonely -' A selection of Basho's most magical haiku 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 Basho (1644-1694). Basho's On Love and Barley and The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches are available in Penguin Classics.

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