"A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers". (from "Why Read the Classics?" by Italo Calvino). "Penguin Modern Classics" have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the "Modern Classics" list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.