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The Catalogue

Publication details: United Kingdom; Penguin Books Ltd; 2013Description: 176 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
  • 9780141389417
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 011.73
Summary: "From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime". (Michel de Montaigne). In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. "The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself". (E. V. Rieu).
Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Karachi Language and Literature 011.73 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available PKLC002607
Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17 Lahore English Language Resources 011.73 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available PKLC008515
Total holds: 0

"From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime". (Michel de Montaigne). In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. "The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself". (E. V. Rieu).

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