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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 6

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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 sixth volume contains chapters from "Brantôme" to "Bulwer-Lytton". - 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 sixth volume contains chapters from "Brantôme" to "Bulwer-Lytton". - Summary by Leni
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Fiction

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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 sixth volume contains chapters from "Brantôme" to "Bulwer-Lytton". - Summary by Leni

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

48:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

39:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

32:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

33:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

34:47