Our own Mr. Duffy recommends the Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection. 1,082 titles, “all great works of literature totaling nearly half a million pages,” from Shakespeare to the great Somerset Maugham.
No, they’re not digitized: it’s actual paper copies, shipped on your very own 750-pound pallet.
From Edwin A. Abbott to Emile Zola, the 1,082 titles in the Penguin
Classics Complete Library total nearly half a million pages–laid end to
end they would hit the 52-mile mark. Approximately 700 pounds in
weight, the titles would tower 828 feet if you stacked them lengthwise
atop each other–almost as tall as the Empire State Building.
The price: $13,413.30. (Plus $3.99 shipping and handling.)