Penguin Modern Classics: The Complete List

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Penguin Books Limited, Feb 15, 2011 - Reference - 96 pages
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A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino

Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino s inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

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Italo Calvino's superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown and a reputation as "one of the world's best fabulists" (New York Times Book Review). He is the author of numerous works of fiction, as well as essays, criticism, and literary anthologies. Born in Cuba in 1923, Calvino was raised in Italy, where he lived most of his life. At the time of his death, in Siena in 1985, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer.

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