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The Night is Darkening Round Me
Penguin Little Black Classics, No 63
Published: 26 Feb 2015
'... ever-present, phantom thing;My slave, my comrade, and my king'. Some of Emily Brontë's most extraordinary poems. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th 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
To mark its 80th anniversary, Penguin launched Little Black Classics, a new set of 80 special editions of classic texts and literary extracts, each costing 80p, by writers from Plato to Nietzsche via Brontë and Austen... and including an extract of Emily Brontë poetry. (...)The Dante extract Penguin are calling Circles of Hell, along with Emily Brontë’s The Night is Darkening Round Me, also make it into the top 10, which could indicate a general disaffection with austerity in the populace. Or, if their popularity continues in Tesco, those particular titles could simply strike a chord with families attempting to do a weekend shop with more than one child under five. (Charlotte Runcey in The Guardian)