Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 3

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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 third volume contains chapters from "Augier" to "Bancroft". (Summary by Leni)

Genre(s): Anthologies, Anthologies, Literary Collections

Language: English

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

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Essay on Émile Augier Charles Dudley Warner Etext Leonard Wilson
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Play 02 A Conversation with a Purpose, from Giboyer's Boy Émile Augier Etext Leonard Wilson
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Play 03 A Severe Young Judge, from The Adventuress Émile Augier Etext Leonard Wilson
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Play 04 A Contented Idler, from M. Poirier's Son-in-Law Émile Augier Etext Leonard Wilson
00:09:36 en
Play 05 Feelings of an Artist, from M. Poirier's Son-in-Law Émile Augier Etext Leonard Wilson
00:06:37 en
Play 06 A Contest of Wills, from The Fourchambaults Émile Augier Etext Leonard Wilson
00:07:52 en
Play 07 Essay on Augustine of Hippo Samuel Hart Etext Leonard Wilson
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Play 08 Excerpts from The Confessions Saint Augustine of Hippo Etext Leonard Wilson
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Play 09 Excerpts from The City of God Saint Augustine of Hippo Etext David Lawrence
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Play 10 A Prayer, from The Trinity Saint Augustine of Hippo Etext David Lawrence
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Play 11 Essay on Marcus Aurelius Antoninus James Fraser Gluck Etext Leonard Wilson
00:25:30 en
Play 12 Excerpts from Meditations Marcus Aurelius Etext Leonard Wilson
00:52:57 en
Play 13 Essay on Jane Austen Unknown Etext Leonard Wilson
00:19:09 en
Play 14 Excerpts from Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Etext Leonard Wilson
00:24:37 en
Play 15 A Well-Matched Sister and Brother, from Northanger Abbey Jane Austen Etext Katryn Wiese
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Play 16 Family Doctors, from Emma Jane Austen Etext Katryn Wiese
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Play 17 Excerpts from Mansfield Park Jane Austen Etext Amanda Friday
00:21:59 en
Play 18 Essay on Averröes Charles Dudley Warner Etext Leni
00:15:10 en
Play 19 Essay on The Avesta A.V. Williams Jackson Etext doonaboon
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Play 20 Excerpts from The Avesta Unknown Etext Cynthia Moyer
00:29:10 en
Play 21 Essay on Avicebron Charles Dudley Warner Etext Margaret Espaillat
00:11:15 en
Play 22 On Matter and Form Avicebron Etext Alchemist
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Play 23 Selected poems Sir Robert Ayton Etext Leonard Wilson
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Play 24 Essay on William Edmonstoune Aytoun Charles Dudley Warner Etext Bellona Times
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Play 25 Selected poems William Edmondstoune Aytoun Etext Kalynda
00:28:02 en
Play 26 Excerpts from My Recollections Massimo Taparelli d' Azeglio Etext Bellona Times
00:33:22 en
Play 27 Essay on Baber Edward S. Holden Etext Cynthia Moyer
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Play 28 Fables Babrius Etext Bob Gonzalez
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Play 29 Essay on Francis Bacon Charlton T. Lewis Etext MaryAnn
00:48:24 en
Play 30 Excerpts from Essays Francis Bacon Etext MaryAnn
00:35:34 en
Play 31 Defects of the Universities, from the Advancement of Learning Francis Bacon Etext MaryAnn
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Play 32 Excerpts from various works Francis Bacon Etext MaryAnn
00:38:08 en
Play 33 Essay on Walter Bagehot Forrest Morgan Etext Bellona Times
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Play 34 Selected excerpts Walter Bagehot Etext doonaboon
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Play 35 Selected excerpts Walter Bagehot Etext ereidhsd
00:40:40 en
Play 36 Selected excerpts Jens Baggesen Etext Bellona Times
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Play 37 Selected excerpts Philip James Bailey Etext Leonard Wilson
00:28:36 en
Play 38 Selected poems Joanna Baillie Etext MaryAnn
00:40:35 en
Play 39 The Battle of Ivry, from The Huguenots and Henry of Navarre Henry Martyn Baird Etext Kalynda
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Play 40 Excerpts George Baker Etext Bellona Times
00:28:55 en
Play 41 The Pleasures of Reading Arthur James Balfour Etext Bev J Stevens
00:54:22 en
Play 42 Essay on The Ballad Francis Barton Gummere Etext Martin Geeson
00:28:23 en
Play 43 Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne Unknown Etext Martin Geeson
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Play 44 The Hunting of the Cheviot Unknown Etext Martin Geeson
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Play 45 Selected ballads Unknown Etext MaryAnn
00:30:40 en
Play 46 Essay on Honoré de Balzac, part 1 William P. Trent Etext MaryA
00:29:35 en
Play 47 Essay on Honoré de Balzac, part 2 William P. Trent Etext MaryA
00:37:34 en
Play 48 The Meeting in the Convent, from The Duchess of Langeais Honoré de Balzac Etext Patti Cunningham
00:44:24 en
Play 49 An Episode Under the Terror Honoré de Balzac Etext selway
00:39:07 en
Play 50 A Passion in the Desert Honoré de Balzac Etext Bellona Times
00:37:25 en
Play 51 The Napoleon of the People, from The Country Doctor, part 1 Honoré de Balzac Etext Cynthia Moyer
00:32:53 en
Play 52 The Napoleon of the People, from The Country Doctor, part 2 Honoré de Balzac Etext Cynthia Moyer
00:28:37 en
Play 53 Essay on George Bancroft Austin Scott Etext Jessica Louise
00:20:17 en
Play 54 Excerpts from History of the United States, part 1 George Bancroft Etext pklipp
00:26:52 en
Play 55 Excerpts from History of the United States, part 2 George Bancroft Etext Kristine Bekere
00:27:46 en