Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 11

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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 eleventh volume contains chapters from "Dana" to "Dickens". (Summary by Leni) - Summary by Leni

Genre(s): Literary Fiction, Anthologies, Anthologies

Language: English

Group: Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Poems by Richard Henry Dana, Senior Richard Henry Dana, Sr. Etext Larry Wilson
00:13:31 en
Play 02 Paul and Abel by Richard Henry Dana, Senior Richard Henry Dana, Sr. Etext Shreya Sethi
00:31:26 en
Play 03 Excerpts from Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana, Junior Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Etext Owlivia
00:30:37 en
Play 04 Dante, by Charles Eliot Norton, part 1 Charles Eliot Norton Etext DJRickyV
00:36:56 en
Play 05 Dante, by Charles Eliot Norton, part 2 Charles Eliot Norton Etext DJRickyV
00:44:30 en
Play 06 Dante, by Charles Eliot Norton, part 3 Charles Eliot Norton Etext DJRickyV
01:02:49 en
Play 07 Excerpts from "The New Life" and "The Banquet", by Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri Etext Michael Channon
00:27:36 en
Play 08 Excerpts from Dante's Divine Comedy - Hell Dante Alighieri Etext Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:22:39 en
Play 09 Excerpts from Dante's Divine Comedy - Purgatory and Paradise Dante Alighieri Etext Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:31:27 en
Play 10 Selected essays, by James Darmesteter James Darmesteter Etext Colleen McMahon
00:14:56 en
Play 11 Charles Robert Darwin, by E. Ray Lankester E. Ray Lankester Etext Colleen McMahon
00:25:02 en
Play 12 Impressions of Travel, by Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Etext Rita Boutros
00:10:47 en
Play 13 Excerpts from Life and Letters by Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Etext Rita Boutros
00:49:58 en
Play 14 Excerpts from The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Etext Rita Boutros
00:31:07 en
Play 15 Excerpts from The Origin of Species and other works by Charles Darwin Charles Darwin Etext Rita Boutros
00:33:01 en
Play 16 Alphonse Daudet, by Augustin Filon Alphonse Daudet Etext Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:26:38 en
Play 17 Excerpts by Alphonse Daudet, part 1 Alphonse Daudet Etext Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:32:07 en
Play 18 Excerpts by Alphonse Daudet, part 2 Alphonse Daudet Etext Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:40:40 en
Play 19 Letters by Madame Du Deffand Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand Etext Rita Boutros
00:23:46 en
Play 20 Daniel Defoe, by Charles Frederick Johnson Charles F. Johnson Etext Kristine Bekere
00:20:00 en
Play 21 Excerpts from Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe Etext Kristine Bekere
00:11:54 en
Play 22 Excerpts From History of the Plague in London, by Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe Etext Kristine Bekere
00:33:04 en
Play 23 Selected works by Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe Etext ToddHW
00:29:25 en
Play 24 Selected excerpts by Eduard Douwes Dekker Multatuli Etext Availle
00:23:02 en
Play 25 Selected works by Thomas Dekker Thomas Dekker Etext Meg Huskin
00:20:52 en
Play 26 The Confession of Louis XI, by Jean François Casimir Delavigne Jean-François Casimir Delavigne Etext Rita Boutros
00:16:18 en
Play 27 Demosthenes, by Robert Sharp Robert Sharp Etext Availle
00:21:09 en
Play 28 Selected orations by Demosthenes Demosthenes Etext DJRickyV
00:52:46 en
Play 29 Thomas de Quincey, by George Carpenter George Rice Carpenter Etext Chris Pyle
00:18:20 en
Play 30 Excerpts by Thomas de Quincey, part 1 Thomas de Quincey Etext Chris Pyle
00:26:31 en
Play 31 Excerpts by Thomas de Quincey, part 2 Thomas de Quincey Etext Chris Pyle
00:25:22 en
Play 32 Selected poems, by Paul Deroulede Paul Déroulède Etext Alan Mapstone
00:10:39 en
Play 33 Excerpts by René Descartes René Descartes Etext Dick Bourgeois-Doyle
00:32:29 en
Play 34 Excerpts by Paul Desjardins Paul Desjardins Etext jenno
00:41:55 en
Play 35 Selected poems by Sir Aubrey De Vere Aubrey de Vere Etext Alan Mapstone
00:09:48 en
Play 36 Selected excerpts from the 'True History of the Conquest of Mexico', by Bernal Diaz del Castillo Bernal Díaz del Castillo Etext Availle
00:21:05 en
Play 37 Selected poems by Charles Dibdin Charles Dibdin Etext Shreya Sethi
00:10:34 en
Play 38 The Life and Writings of Dickens, by Laurence Hutton Laurence Hutton Etext Siler Weaver
00:21:48 en
Play 39 The One Thing Needful, from Hard Times, by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens Etext Siler Weaver
00:14:08 en
Play 40 The Boy at Mugby, from Mugby Junction, by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens Etext Rita Boutros
00:25:43 en
Play 41 The Burning of Newgate, from Barnaby Rudge, by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens Etext Rita Boutros
00:41:53 en
Play 42 Monseigneur, from A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, part 1 Charles Dickens Etext Rita Boutros
00:37:46 en
Play 43 Monseigneur, from A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, part 2 Charles Dickens Etext Rita Boutros
00:28:58 en
Play 44 The Ivy Green, by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens Etext Alan Mapstone
00:02:13 en