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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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'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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'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

The Death of Ivan Ilyich : Little Black Classic
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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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'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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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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'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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'And then he, completely astonished at her words, left off his lewdness, saying to her as many a man had done before, "Either you are a truly good woman or else a truly wicked woman." ' Brave, outspoken an... read more

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'Pale Terror Goes Him, Death and Devastation Follow!' This is from the father of American literature, four sparkling comic tales of extraordinary animals and parables subverted. This is one of 46 new book... 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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'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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'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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'My God! A whole minute of bliss! Is that really so little for the whole of a man's life?'A poignant tale of love and loneliness from Russia's foremost writer.One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Clas... read more

White Nights : Little Black Classic
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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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'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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'I gained his secret and we were both lost for ever'Mary Shelley's dark story of a bereaved man's disturbing passion for his daughter was suppressed by her own father, and not published for over a century. One of 46 new... read more

Matilda : Little Black Classic
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O! may thy Virtue guard thee through the RoadsOf Drury's mazy Courts, and dark Abodes,The Harlots guileful Paths, who nightly stand,Where Katherine-street descends into the Strand.

Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London : Little Black Classic
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'Brave Frenchmen, will you not surrender?' Cambronne answered, 'Merde!'A tense, dramatic account of the Battle of Waterloo - and how a rain shower changed history - from Victor Hugo's epic novel Les Misérables.One of 4... 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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