'Do you see your son, standing over there, in the antechamber?
Well, I am going to shoot him.' The story of the great and mad
Cambyses, King of Persia, told by part-historian, part-mythmaker
Herodotus of Halicarnassus. 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.