In honor of Penguin's eightieth anniversary, we present the Little Black Classics: eighty small, beautifully designed paperbacks celebrating the impact and legacy of Penguin Classics. The Little Black Classics series, inspired by the iconic Penguin Classics black spine dress, celebrates the huge range and diversity of the Penguin Classics listfrom drama to poetry, from fiction to history, with books taken from around the world and across many centuries. These works take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossoms in Japan; from Tierra del Fuego to sixteenth-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Collected in this irresistible box set, these are eighty books to be shared and enjoyed.