Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 8

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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 eigth volume contains chapters from "John Calvin" to "Cervantes". 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 Biographical Note on John Calvin Arthur Cushman McGiffert Etext Larry Wilson
00:10:57 en
Play 02 Selected excerpts from Institutes of the Christian Religion John Calvin Etext TriciaG
00:23:34 en
Play 03 Biographical Note on Luiz Vaz de Camoens Henry Roseman Lang Etext Leni
00:31:18 en
Play 04 Excerpts from The Lusiads Luís Vaz de Camões Etext ToddHW
00:28:57 en
Play 05 The Canzon of Life and Adieu to Coimbra Luís Vaz de Camões Etext Tomas Peter
00:16:36 en
Play 06 Biographical note on Thomas Campbell Charles Dudley Warner Etext Rita Boutros
00:17:04 en
Play 07 Excerpts from The Pleasures of Hope Thomas Campbell Etext Rita Boutros
00:19:45 en
Play 08 Selected poems Thomas Campbell Etext Rita Boutros
00:24:06 en
Play 09 Biographical note on Campion Ernest Rhys Etext Nemo
00:08:37 en
Play 10 Selected poems Thomas Campion Etext Nemo
00:05:46 en
Play 11 Biographical note on George Canning Charles Dudley Warner Etext Rita Boutros
00:10:50 en
Play 12 Selected excerpts George Canning Etext Rita Boutros
00:18:38 en
Play 13 The Execution Cesare Cantù Etext Availle
00:18:29 en
Play 14 Biographical note on Giosue Carducci Frank Sewall Etext Rita Boutros
00:10:07 en
Play 15 Selected poems Giosuè Carducci Etext Sonia
00:21:44 en
Play 16 Selected poems Thomas Carew Etext Larry Wilson
00:08:45 en
Play 17 The Pursuit of the Smugglers Emilie Flygare-Carlén Etext April6090
00:14:53 en
Play 18 Biographical note on Thomas Carlyle Leslie Stephen Etext Bruce Pirie
00:40:57 en
Play 19 Selected excerpts Thomas Carlyle Etext Bruce Pirie
00:29:08 en
Play 20 Dante, from Heroes and Hero-Worship Thomas Carlyle Etext Bruce Pirie
00:36:16 en
Play 21 Cromwell, from Heroes and Hero-Worship Thomas Carlyle Etext Bruce Pirie
00:29:40 en
Play 22 The Procession, from The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle Etext Bruce Pirie
00:35:57 en
Play 23 The Siege of the Bastille, from The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle Etext Farnood
00:28:12 en
Play 24 Charlotte Corday, from The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle Etext Farnood
00:20:00 en
Play 25 The Scapegoat, from The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle Etext Jacob Shumway
00:13:37 en
Play 26 Selected excerpts Bliss Carman Etext Larry Wilson
00:10:43 en
Play 27 Selected excerpts Lewis Carroll Etext Jacob Shumway
00:25:06 en
Play 28 Casanova's Escape from the Ducal Palace Giacomo Casanova Etext Rita Boutros
00:33:53 en
Play 29 Of the Island of Cuba Bartolomé de las Casas Etext Rita Boutros
00:17:10 en
Play 30 Of the Court of Urbino Baldassare Castiglione Etext Bruce Pirie
00:25:21 en
Play 31 Selected excerpts Marcus Porcius Cato Etext Rita Boutros
00:19:40 en
Play 32 Selected poems Jacob Cats Etext Foon
00:17:55 en
Play 33 Selected poems Gaius Valerius Catullus Etext Chris Pyle
00:24:11 en
Play 34 Biographical note on Benvenuto Cellini Charles Dudley Warner Etext Colleen McMahon
00:17:44 en
Play 35 The Escape from Prison and The Casting of Perseus Benvenuto Cellini Etext Colleen McMahon
00:31:02 en
Play 36 Selected excerpts Benvenuto Cellini Etext Colleen McMahon
00:30:22 en
Play 37 Celtic Literature, by William Sharp and Ernest Rhys, I - Irish, Part I William Sharp Etext MajorHistory
00:53:07 en
Play 38 Celtic Literature, by William Sharp and Ernest Rhys, I - Irish, Part II Ernest Rhys Etext deongines
00:29:15 en
Play 39 Celtic Literature, by William Sharp and Ernest Rhys, II - Scottish William Sharp Etext Gareth Rowlands
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Play 40 Celtic Literature, by William Sharp and Ernest Rhys, III - Welsh Ernest Rhys Etext Gareth Rowlands
00:22:03 en
Play 41 Celtic Literature, by William Sharp and Ernest Rhys, IV - Cornish William Sharp Etext Sonia
00:15:40 en
Play 42 Biographical note on Cervantes George Santayana Etext Bruce Pirie
00:22:35 en
Play 43 Selected excerpts by Cervantes, part I Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Etext Ron Altman
00:36:35 en
Play 44 Selected excerpts by Cervantes, part II Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Etext Douglas Taylor
00:29:09 en
Play 45 Selected excerpts by Cervantes, part III Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Etext Douglas Taylor
00:18:57 en
Play 46 Selected excerpts by Cervantes, part IV Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Etext Douglas Taylor
00:34:41 en
Play 47 Selected excerpts by Cervantes, part V Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Etext Ron Altman
00:23:00 en