Confessions of a Reader

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Penguin Little Black Classics



I thought I’d share a teeny, tiny haul with you. I have been very controlled this month!


I recently discovered these amazing little books via Twitter. How did I not know about these before?! I decided to purchase two to start with, although I would love the whole collection. These books are short extracts from the Penguin classics range, to celebrate their 80th anniversary. Did I mention that they cost 80p each? 80p!

I read The Yellow Wallpaper in university and loved it, so decided to purchase this one. I have read other works by Jane Austen, but not this one, so thought I’d give it a go. There are 80 books altogether, so a vast range to choose from.


The little orange booklet is a list of all of the Penguin Modern Classics – even those due to be published after April 2013. I really want to read the entire list of modern classics – a huge challenge I know! – and I thought this would be a good place to start (also it only cost £1, and looks cute on my shelf). I would love to buy all of the modern classics, but that may be pushing it a little (especially if I don’t like the book) – so I may venture to the library instead and only purchase the ones I absolutely love.

I just wanted to share this with you, as I think these little books are great. If you want to see the whole list, it is available here – Little Black Classics List.

Have you got any of these? Any recommendations for Penguin Modern Classics?



Author: Stacie

UK Lifestyle & Parenting Blogger. Dog Lover. Nutella Obsessed. Diet Coke Drinker.

3 thoughts on “Penguin Little Black Classics

  1. I have Aphorisms on Love and Hate by Nietzsche as well as The Meek One by Dostoyevsky.

    I don’t think the titles are that great though.They are mostly one story from a huge collection or a segment of a long essay….
    But that’s understandable.Were they to publish classics in that edition,they would’ve rapidly incurred major loss…

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