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The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection is a full set of all the books published in the current edition of Penguin Classics, a division of British publisher Penguin Books. As of 2005, the collection consists of 1,082 different books (some in multiple editions) and costs US$7,989.50. The collection weighs about 750 pounds (340 kg) and takes about 77 linear feet (23.5 m) of shelf space; laid end-to-end the books would reach about 630 feet (192 m). Books in this series are seen by literary critics as important members of the Western canon, though many titles are translated or of non-western origin. The first Penguin Classic was E.V. Rieu's translation of The Odyssey, published in 1946.

Many authors are represented several times. Some of the most prolific are:

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