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'It's you who are the dogs...' What makes us happy? For over 800 years the Cynic philosophers of ancient Greece and Rome argued that the answer lay in a simple, self-sufficient life. This is one of 46 new b... read more

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'You elegant fowl!' Exuberant and ingenious, Lear's best-loved poems tell of jumblies, quangle wangles and luminous noses. This is one of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the f... read more

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'I cried, "Come, tell me how you live!" And thumped him on the head.' Conjuring wily walruses, dancing lobsters, a Jabberwock and a Bandersnatch, Carroll's fantastical verse gave new words to the English language.

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We are bought and sold like apes or monkeys, to be the sport of women, fools, and cowards, and the support of rogues ...' Spy, traveller and pioneering female writer Aphra Benn's story of an African prince sold into slavery is considered one of the earliest English novels.

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'Idleness is the enemy of the soul'. Saint Benedict's advice to monks - on everything from correct posture to the value of silence - has offered spiritual guidance to many for fifteen centuries. One of 46 new ... read more

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'She's done for...' The crew aboard a ramshackle steamer faces a treacherous storm in this gripping tale, inspired by Conrad's own time at sea. This is one of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series... read more

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'I'm not myself - I'm somebody else - that's me yonder - no - that's somebody else got into my shoes...I can't tell what's my name, or who I am!' Touching and comic short stories from the 19th century American mast... read more

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'Hermann waited for the appointed hour like a tiger trembling for its prey.'One of Pushkin's most popular and chilling stories, 'The Queen of Spades' tells of a young man who develops a dangerous obsession in p... read more

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'Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible.'A potted history of the women who pioneered feminism and changed the world.One... read more

The Suffragettes : Little Black Classic
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'This only they knew, that the kiss had destroyed him and the bath had destroyed her.' In this beautiful Ancient Greek tale, Daphnis and Chloe are the inexperienced goatherd and shepherd who must face pirates, r... read more

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'It was like walking along the knife-edge of the highest possible mountain range, seeing life on one side and death on the other in the form of two deep, gorgeous and gleaming seascapes.' This astonishing novella fr... read more

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'Cut iron with iron, What makes iron valuable, Big kuku tree and big silk-cotton tree, Fari and Kaunju -' Told and retold since the fourteenth century, this West African epic chronicles the story of the mighty warrior... read more

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'She bared her poor curst arm'. A jealous lover's curse and an ingenious party trick feature in these two suspenseful stories set in Hardy's imaginary Wessex. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black C... read more

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'A ghastly groan and a shudder..' From the pioneer of horror fiction, this tale of a clergyman tormented by a demonic creature is one of the greatest Victorian ghost stories. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Litt... read more

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'We have nothing left in the world but what we can win with our swords.'The remarkable account of Hannibal crossing the Alps with his elephants and winning the Battle of the Trebbia.One of 46 new books in the bestselli... read more

Hannibal : Little Black Classic
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'Ko-ax, ko-ax, ko-ax!Now listen, you musical twerps,I don't give a damn for your burps!'A biting comedy from the great Ancient Greek playwright.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to ce... read more

The Frogs : Little Black Classic
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Out of his smoke-filled rooms in Baker Street stalks a figure to cause the criminal classes to quake in their boots and rush from their dens of iniquity . . .
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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The  (Popular Penguin)
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'Why did she stand before me with the candle in her hand, with her cruel contemptuous eyes fixed on me, and the glittering serpent, like a familiar demon, on her breast?' In this dark novella of Victorian horror, ... read more

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'It is only a bruise'A carefree Russian official has what seems to be a trivial accident...One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in... read more

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