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Penguin Island (1908)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 146621693X, Paperback)This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.
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This 1908 satire of human nature and cultureincluding a famous episode inspired by the Dreyfus affairconcerns an island of great auks whose avian inhabitants, mistakenly baptized by a nearsighted missionary, are transformed into human beings by God, who is eager to rectify the embarrassing error.
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