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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)

(21 hr 34 min)

Chapters

Preface

11:06

Read by Julie VW

Essay on Abelard

46:40

Read by Martin Geeson

Selected works

23:58

Read by Martin Geeson

Selections from The King of the Mountains

17:25

Read by Mario Pineda

Selections from The Man with the Broken Ear

16:54

Read by Mario Pineda

Essay on Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

31:33

Read by Alan Winterrowd

Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

29:45

Read by Lucy Perry

Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

18:42

Read by Lucy Perry

Letters to her Husband

29:10

Read by Joyce Martin

Letters to her Sister

20:19

Read by Joyce Martin

Letters to her Sister and Niece

22:10

Read by Joyce Martin

Selections from The History of the United States

21:28

Read by Joshua Paul Johnson

Selections from The History of the United States

25:16

Read by Joshua Paul Johnson

Selected works

21:07

Read by Joshua Paul Johnson

Selected works

30:09

Read by David Leeson

Selected poems

6:44

Read by Kalynda

Essay on Joseph Addison

36:09

Read by ravenotation

Selected works

37:52

Read by ravenotation

Selections from "Varia Historia"

14:20

Read by Kalynda

Selections from "Oration against Ctesiphon"

20:40

Read by Martin Geeson

Essay on Aeschylus

32:26

Read by Linda Dodge

Selected scenes

15:33

Read by Arielle Lipshaw

Selected fables

25:24

Read by Patti Cunningham

Selected works

41:13

Read by Jc Guan

Selected epigram

5:10

Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater

Selected works

30:30

Read by Joyce Martin

Selection from Crichton

42:44

Read by Joyce Martin

Selected poems

27:03

Read by Leonard Wilson

Selected works

16:17

Read by Margaret Espaillat

Selected poems

10:43

Read by Bellona Times

Selected poems

6:44

Read by Linda Dodge

Selected epistles

14:09

Read by Elishebaisis

Selected poem

4:55

Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater

Selected works

28:37

Read by Kalynda

Selected works

20:36

Read by Michael Wolf

Selections from A Study of Death

25:47

Read by Joyce Martin

Selected poems

27:58

Read by Kalynda

Miss Mehetabel's Son

44:51

Read by Patti Cunningham

Selected poems

15:02

Read by Leonard Wilson

Selected essay

56:17

Read by Jc Guan

Selections from Agamemnon

26:23

Read by Kalynda

Selected works

18:58

Read by Leni

Selected works

24:43

Read by Michael Wolf

Selected works

33:06

Read by Linda Dodge

Selection from Summer in Arcady

25:28

Read by Kamna

Selection from Flute and Violin

22:18

Read by Michael Reuss

Selected poems

21:58

Read by Ken Sterry

Selected works

22:08

Read by Bill Cissna

Selected works

16:48

Read by Kalynda

Selections from "Constantinople" and "Spain"

19:06

Read by Mario Pineda

Selections from "Holland and Its People"

41:01

Read by Michael Wolf

Extracts from Personal Journal

49:00

Read by Leonard Wilson