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THE PENGUIN CLASSICS BOOK is a reader’s companion to the largest library of classic literature in the world. Spanning 4,000 years from the legends of Ancient Mesopotamia to the poetry of the First World War, with Greek tragedies, Icelandic sagas, Japanese epics and much more in between, it is filled with cover designs, recommendations, literary connections and the stories behind more than 1,200 books and the people who created them.