For almost 100 years Oxford World's Classics have brought readers closer to the world's great literature. Now with over 700 titles -- from the 4,000-year-old myths of Mesopotamia to the twentieth century's greatest novels -- the series makes available lesser-known as well as celebrated writing.
The pocket-sized hardbacks of the early years contained introductions by Virginia Woof, T. S. Eliot, Graham Greene, and other literary figures which enriched the experience of reading. Today the series is recognized for its fine scholarship and reliability in texts that span world literature, drama and poetry, religion, philosophy and politics. Each edition includes perceptive commentary and essential background information to meet the changing needs of readers.