Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 2 by VARIOUS

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Sinopsis

The Library of the Worlds 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 second volume contains chapters from Anacreon to Auerbach. (Summary by Leni)

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  • Selected excerpts from On the Heights, part 3

    Selected excerpts from "On the Heights", part 3

    15/09/2016 Duración: 25min
  • Selected excerpts from On the Heights, part 2

    Selected excerpts from "On the Heights", part 2

    15/09/2016 Duración: 26min
  • Selected excerpts from On the Heights, part 1

    Selected excerpts from "On the Heights", part 1

    15/09/2016 Duración: 24min
  • Selected excerpt, from Black Forest Village Stories

    Selected excerpt, from Black Forest Village Stories

    15/09/2016 Duración: 20min
  • Excerpt from The American Ornithological Biography

    Excerpt from 'The American Ornithological Biography'

    15/09/2016 Duración: 14min
  • Excerpts from Aucassin and Nicollete

    Excerpts from Aucassin and Nicollete

    15/09/2016 Duración: 35min
  • Selected works

    Selected works

    15/09/2016 Duración: 21min
  • Selected excerpts from the Deipnosophistae

    Selected excerpts from the "Deipnosophistae"

    15/09/2016 Duración: 28min
  • Selected excerpts

    Selected excerpts

    15/09/2016 Duración: 21min
  • Selected works

    Selected works

    15/09/2016 Duración: 26min
  • Excerpts from Arthurian Legends

    Excerpts from Arthurian Legends

    15/09/2016 Duración: 17min
  • Essay on Arthurian Legends

    Essay on Arthurian Legends

    15/09/2016 Duración: 39min
  • Selected poems

    Selected poems

    15/09/2016 Duración: 42min
  • Selected works

    Selected works

    15/09/2016 Duración: 29min
  • Essay on Matthew Arnold

    Essay on Matthew Arnold

    15/09/2016 Duración: 45min
  • Selected poems

    Selected poems

    15/09/2016 Duración: 28min
  • Selected excerpts from The Light of Asia

    Selected excerpts from The Light of Asia

    15/09/2016 Duración: 30min
  • Selected poems

    Selected poems

    15/09/2016 Duración: 12min
  • Selected works

    Selected works

    15/09/2016 Duración: 26min
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    Selected excerpts

    15/09/2016 Duración: 15min
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