Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 9

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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 ninth volume contains chapters from "Chamisso" to "Collins". (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 Selected works by Adelbert von Chamisso Adelbert von Chamisso Etext Kathryn Phipps
00:26:51 en
Play 02 Selected works by William Ellery Channing William Ellery Channing Etext
Chad Jackson
00:24:48 en
Play 03 Selected works by George Chapman George Chapman Etext Amy Koenig
00:19:08 en
Play 04 Selected works by François René Auguste Châteaubriand François-René de Chateaubriand Etext Matt Bishop
00:21:28 en
Play 05 Selected poems by Thomas Chatterton Thomas Chatterton Etext Amy Koenig
00:24:40 en
Play 06 Geoffrey Chaucer by Thomas R. Lounsbury Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury Etext Jim Locke
00:38:12 en
Play 07 Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer Etext Foon
00:16:10 en
Play 08 The Temples of Venus, Mars, and Diana, from The Knight's Tale, by Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer Etext Foon
00:10:53 en
Play 09 The Passing of the Fairies and The Pardoner's Tale, by Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer Etext KevinS
00:14:56 en
Play 10 The Nun's Priest's Tale and Truth: Ballade of Good Counsel by Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer Etext KHand
00:33:23 en
Play 11 Selected poems, by André Chénier André Chénier Etext Rita Boutros
00:25:00 en
Play 12 Selected works, by Victor Cherbuliez Victor Cherbuliez Etext Rita Boutros
00:47:05 en
Play 13 Selected works, by Lord Chesterfield Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield Etext deongines
00:13:43 en
Play 14 The Literature of China, by Robert K. Douglas Robert Kennaway Douglas Etext Availle
00:46:50 en
Play 15 Selected Maxims on Morals, Philosophy of Life, Character, Circumstances, etc. from the Chinese moralists Anonymous Etext Availle
00:19:47 en
Play 16 Rufus Choate, by Albert Stickney Albert Stickney Etext deongines
00:29:22 en
Play 17 Selected Addresses and Orations by Rufus Choate Rufus Choate Etext Chris Pyle
00:40:00 en
Play 18 Selected works, by St. John Chrysostom St. John Chrysostom Etext Larry Wilson
00:28:23 en
Play 19 Marcus Tullius Cicero by William Cranston Lawton William Cranston Lawton Etext Colleen McMahon
00:28:23 en
Play 20 Of the Offices of Literature and Poetry, from The Oration for the Poet Archias, and Honors Proposed for the Dead Statesman Sulpicius, from The Ninth Philippic, by Cicero Marcus Tullius Cicero Etext Colleen McMahon
00:16:10 en
Play 21 Selected excerpts from the Dialogues of Cicero Marcus Tullius Cicero Etext Colleen McMahon
00:16:35 en
Play 22 Selected epistles by Cicero Marcus Tullius Cicero Etext Colleen McMahon
00:26:51 en
Play 23 Cicero's Correspondents Marcus Tullius Cicero Etext Kristine Bekere
00:17:30 en
Play 24 The Dream of Scipio, by Cicero Marcus Tullius Cicero Etext Kristine Bekere
00:25:42 en
Play 25 Selected excerpt from The Poem of My Cid Anonymous Etext ToddHW
00:33:29 en
Play 26 The Character of Lord Falkland, by the Earl of Clarendon Edward Hyde Etext Rita Boutros
00:25:57 en
Play 27 Selected works, by Marcus A. H. Clarke Marcus Clarke Etext Rita Boutros
00:33:49 en
Play 28 Selected works by Matthias Claudius Matthias Claudius Etext deongines
00:13:15 en
Play 29 Henry Clay, by John R. Procter John Robert Procter Etext Chris Pyle
00:33:36 en
Play 30 Selected excerpts from Speeches by Henry Clay Henry Clay Etext Chris Pyle
00:21:48 en
Play 31 Hymn to Zeus, by Cleanthes Cleanthes Etext Josh Kibbey
00:05:23 en
Play 32 Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain), by Charles Dudley Warner Charles Dudley Warner Etext deongines
00:09:47 en
Play 33 Excerpts from Life on the Mississippi, by Mark Twain Mark Twain Etext Matthew Bennett
00:41:43 en
Play 34 An Expedition Against Ogres, from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain Mark Twain Etext ToddHW
00:14:48 en
Play 35 The True Prince and the Feigned One, from The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain Mark Twain Etext ToddHW
00:17:00 en
Play 36 Arthur Hugh Clough, by Charles Eliot Norton Charles Eliot Norton Etext Rita Boutros
00:29:16 en
Play 37 Selected poems, by Arthur Hugh Clough Arthur Hugh Clough Etext ChadH94
00:22:30 en
Play 38 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, by George E. Woodberry George Edward Woodberry Etext Rita Boutros
00:41:19 en
Play 39 Selected poems, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge Etext Larry Wilson
00:33:11 en
Play 40 Selected poems, by William Collins William Collins Etext Nemo
00:18:07 en
Play 41 William Wilkie Collins, by Charles Dudley Warner Charles Dudley Warner Etext deongines
00:10:53 en
Play 42 The Sleep-Walking, from The Moonstone, by William Wilkie Collins Wilkie Collins Etext deongines
00:36:43 en
Play 43 Count Fosco, from The Woman in White, by William Wilkie Collins Wilkie Collins Etext deongines
00:21:46 en