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The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection: More than 1000 of the Greatest Classics

    This would be the perfect gift if you were stuck on an island. The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection: More than 1000 of the Greatest Classics. That’s a great deal. This is one package your UPS guy will love you for. Better have an IKEA shelf ready for this collection. This collection will set you back a mere $13,413.30. Seems inflation has gone through the roof, the same set was offered a few years ago for less. This is the ultimate orgasm for a bibliophile.

    From Edwin A. Abbott to Emile Zola, the 1,082 titles in the Penguin Classics Complete Library total nearly half a million pages–laid end to end they would hit the 52-mile mark. Approximately 700 pounds in weight, the titles would tower 828 feet if you stacked them lengthwise atop each other–almost as tall as the Empire State Building. But don’t worry, a nice set of bookshelves will hold them side-by-side just fine. To see the full list of titles, organized alphabetically by author, start browsing here.

    Tony M.