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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 1

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The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a 46th being an index-guide). Besides the selection and translation of a huge number of poems, letters, short stories and sections of books, the collection offers, before each chapter, a short essay about the author or subject in question. In many cases, chapters contemplate not one author, but certain groups of works, organized by nationality, subject or period; there is, thus, a chapter on Accadian-Babylonian literature, one on the Holy Grail, and one on Chansons, for example. The result is a collection that holds the interest, for the variety of subjects and forms, but also as a means of first contact with such famous and important authors that many people have heard of, but never read, such as Abelard, Dante or Lord Byron. According to the editor Charles Dudley Warner, this collection "is not a library of reference only, but a library to be read." This first volume contains chapters from "Abelard" to "Amiel". (Summary by Leni)

The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a 46th being an index-guide). Besides the selection and translation of a huge number of poems, letters, short stories and sections of books, the collection offers, before each chapter, a short essay about the author or subject in question. In many cases, chapters contemplate not one author, but certain groups of works, organized by nationality, subject or period; there is, thus, a chapter on Accadian-Babylonian literature, one on the Holy Grail, and one on Chansons, for example. The result is a collection that holds the interest, for the variety of subjects and forms, but also as a means of first contact with such famous and important authors that many people have heard of, but never read, such as Abelard, Dante or Lord Byron. According to the editor Charles Dudley Warner, this collection "is not a library of reference only, but a library to be read." This first volume contains chapters from "Abelard" to "Amiel". (Summary by Leni)
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Fiction

Description:

The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a 46th being an index-guide). Besides the selection and translation of a huge number of poems, letters, short stories and sections of books, the collection offers, before each chapter, a short essay about the author or subject in question. In many cases, chapters contemplate not one author, but certain groups of works, organized by nationality, subject or period; there is, thus, a chapter on Accadian-Babylonian literature, one on the Holy Grail, and one on Chansons, for example. The result is a collection that holds the interest, for the variety of subjects and forms, but also as a means of first contact with such famous and important authors that many people have heard of, but never read, such as Abelard, Dante or Lord Byron. According to the editor Charles Dudley Warner, this collection "is not a library of reference only, but a library to be read." This first volume contains chapters from "Abelard" to "Amiel". (Summary by Leni)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

46:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

37:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

41:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

30:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

42:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

28:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

25:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

27:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

44:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

56:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

26:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

18:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

24:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

33:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

25:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

22:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

21:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

22:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

16:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

19:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

41:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

49:01