Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 10


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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 tenth volume contains chapters from "Colman" to "Dalin". (Summary by Leni) (17 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Selected works 19:16 Read by Chris Pyle
Selected works 38:16 Read by Sky Asimaru
Selected works 26:58 Read by Colleen McMahon
Selected works 25:52 Read by mmelhart
Selected works 27:29 Read by Chris Pyle
Selected works 40:35 Read by Sky Asimaru
Selected works 33:43 Read by Rita Boutros
James Fenimore Cooper 26:40 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Privateer 27:13 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Brigantine's Escape through Hell-Gate 17:12 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Doom of Abiram White 26:51 Read by Rita Boutros
The Bison Stampede 21:28 Read by Rita Boutros
Running the Gauntlet 25:36 Read by Rita Boutros
The Prairie Fire 15:45 Read by Rita Boutros
Copernicus 14:27 Read by Availle
François Coppée, by Robert Sanderson 13:30 Read by Availle
The Parricide 20:33 Read by Shreya Sethi
The Substitute 25:30 Read by Availle
Pierre Corneille, by Frederick Morris Warren 17:23 Read by ToddHW
Selected scenes 22:18 Read by ToddHW
Selected works 31:42 Read by Rita Boutros
Abraham Cowley 24:08 Read by Rita Boutros
Selected works 28:08 Read by Rita Boutros
Selected works 24:48 Read by KevinS
Selected works 14:42 Read by Larry Wilson
Selected works 38:01 Read by Rita Boutros
Selected works 32:12 Read by Rita Boutros
Selected works 38:22 Read by Chris Pyle
Selected works 34:24 Read by Chris Pyle
Selected works 44:35 Read by Rita Boutros
Selected works 32:09 Read by Rita Boutros
Selected works 41:27 Read by Rita Boutros
George William Curtis, by Edward Cary 16:27 Read by Rita Boutros
Selected works 43:46 Read by Rita Boutros
Selected works 28:06 Read by Leni
Selected works 48:42 Read by Rita Boutros
Selected works 30:43 Read by Availle
Selected works 21:06 Read by Kristine Bekere