The Penguin Classics Book
Whenever I visit a used bookstore, I hunt for a few orange Penguin Classics to add to my shelf. It's one of my favorite bookish collections, and this gorgeous hardcover celebrates the joy of a beautiful book cover. Every book published by Penguin Classics (not just the orange covers) gets a page with an illustrated cover, summary, backstory, and author biography. View classic covers from 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. A must-have volume for bookworms who love classics, history, or art.
The Penguin Classics Book is a reader’s companion to the largest library of classic literature in the world.
Spanning 4,000 years from the legends of Ancient Mesopotamia to the poetry of the First World War, with Greek tragedies, Icelandic sagas, Japanese epics and much more in between, it encompasses 500 authors and 1,200 books, bringing these to life with lively descriptions, literary connections and beautiful cover designs.