Penguin Classics - the series

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Penguin Classics - the series

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Aug 19, 2006, 12:24pm

If you're here, you're probably interested in knowing that Penguin issues a free catalog of the Classics Penguin Classics: A complete annotated listing.

It's a perfect-bound trade paperback, ISBN-ified and everything. Mine is the 2003 edition - it claims that there are "more than 1,300 titles in print".

(I assume that you can pick it up in bookstores or request it from Penguin, but I got my copy in a library sale.)

Which leads to the next question: does anyone here on LT have the complete set? It was offered through Amazon about a year ago.

Aug 24, 2006, 2:13am

Last I checked, it's still offered on Amazon. (It's on my wishlist, just in case I ever win one of those "win your wishlist" contests...)

Aug 25, 2006, 1:39pm

I have a late 1990s copy of the catalogue, complete with many crossings out and annotations of my own... I haven't actually spotted one since, but I'll look out for one next time I'm near a decent bookshop.

Aug 26, 2006, 9:18pm

debweiss has the full set (see her post). I've never heard of the catalog - thanks for mentioning it.

Sep 19, 2006, 12:59am

NPR's "All Things Considered" did a story on The Complete Penguin Classics, maybe a year? ago.

And listening to it, I had a wave of Booklust that subsided only after I consoled myself that I had managed to put together about as many as I was ever likely to read.

And I just KNEW that somebody on LT would have the Complete Set. I guess I should send her an invitation.