Literature

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

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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)

Episodes

Essay on Émile Augier
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Essay on Émile Augier

A Conversation with a Purpose, from Giboyer's Boy
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:14:26
A Conversation with a Purpose, from Giboyer's Boy

A Severe Young Judge, from The Adventuress
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:06:24
A Severe Young Judge, from The Adventuress

A Contented Idler, from M. Poirier's Son-in-Law
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:09:36
A Contented Idler, from M. Poirier's Son-in-Law

Feelings of an Artist, from M. Poirier's Son-in-Law
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:06:37
Feelings of an Artist, from M. Poirier's Son-in-Law

A Contest of Wills, from The Fourchambaults
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:07:52
A Contest of Wills, from The Fourchambaults

Essay on Augustine of Hippo
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:09:39
Essay on Augustine of Hippo

Excerpts from The Confessions
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:08:35
Excerpts from The Confessions

Excerpts from The City of God
00:05:34
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:05:34
Excerpts from The City of God

A Prayer, from The Trinity
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:03:21
A Prayer, from The Trinity

Essay on Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:25:30
Essay on Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Excerpts from Meditations
00:52:57
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:52:57
Excerpts from Meditations

Essay on Jane Austen
00:19:09
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:19:09
Essay on Jane Austen

Excerpts from Pride and Prejudice
00:24:37
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:24:37
Excerpts from Pride and Prejudice

A Well-Matched Sister and Brother, from Northanger Abbey
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:16:05
A Well-Matched Sister and Brother, from Northanger Abbey

Family Doctors, from Emma
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:12:57
Family Doctors, from Emma

Excerpts from Mansfield Park
00:21:59
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:21:59
Excerpts from Mansfield Park

Essay on Averröes
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:15:10
Essay on Averröes

Essay on The Avesta
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:15:44
Essay on The Avesta

Excerpts from The Avesta
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:29:10
Excerpts from The Avesta

Essay on Avicebron
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:11:15
Essay on Avicebron

On Matter and Form
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:10:46
On Matter and Form

Selected poems
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:08:44
Selected poems

Essay on William Edmonstoune Aytoun
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:15:10
Essay on William Edmonstoune Aytoun

Selected poems
00:28:02
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:28:02
Selected poems

Excerpts from My Recollections
00:33:22
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:33:22
Excerpts from My Recollections

Essay on Baber
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:22:09
Essay on Baber

Fables
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:18:51
Fables

Essay on Francis Bacon
00:48:24
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:48:24
Essay on Francis Bacon

Excerpts from Essays
00:35:34
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:35:34
Excerpts from Essays

Defects of the Universities, from the Advancement of Learning
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:15:03
Defects of the Universities, from the Advancement of Learning

Excerpts from various works
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:38:08
Excerpts from various works

Essay on Walter Bagehot
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:20:30
Essay on Walter Bagehot

Selected excerpts
00:31:34
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:31:34
Selected excerpts

Selected excerpts
00:40:40
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:40:40
Selected excerpts

Selected excerpts
00:21:09
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:21:09
Selected excerpts

Selected excerpts
00:28:36
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:28:36
Selected excerpts

Selected poems
00:40:35
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:40:35
Selected poems

The Battle of Ivry, from The Huguenots and Henry of Navarre
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2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:11:30
The Battle of Ivry, from The Huguenots and Henry of Navarre

Excerpts
00:28:55
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:28:55
Excerpts

The Pleasures of Reading
00:54:22
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:54:22
The Pleasures of Reading

Essay on The Ballad
00:28:23
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:28:23
Essay on The Ballad

Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne
00:14:32
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:14:32
Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne

The Hunting of the Cheviot
00:17:15
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:17:15
The Hunting of the Cheviot

Selected ballads
00:30:40
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:30:40
Selected ballads

Essay on Honoré de Balzac, part 1
00:29:35
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:29:35
Essay on Honoré de Balzac, part 1

Essay on Honoré de Balzac, part 2
00:37:34
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:37:34
Essay on Honoré de Balzac, part 2

The Meeting in the Convent, from The Duchess of Langeais
00:44:24
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:44:24
The Meeting in the Convent, from The Duchess of Langeais

An Episode Under the Terror
00:39:07
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:39:07
An Episode Under the Terror

A Passion in the Desert
00:37:25
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:37:25
A Passion in the Desert

The Napoleon of the People, from The Country Doctor, part 1
00:32:53
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:32:53
The Napoleon of the People, from The Country Doctor, part 1

The Napoleon of the People, from The Country Doctor, part 2
00:28:37
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:28:37
The Napoleon of the People, from The Country Doctor, part 2

Essay on George Bancroft
00:20:17
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:20:17
Essay on George Bancroft

Excerpts from History of the United States, part 1
00:26:52
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:26:52
Excerpts from History of the United States, part 1

Excerpts from History of the United States, part 2
00:27:46
2017-09-22 13:59:00 UTC 00:27:46
Excerpts from History of the United States, part 2

Essay on Émile Augier
00:06:03
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:06:03
Essay on Émile Augier

A Conversation with a Purpose, from Giboyer's Boy
00:14:26
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:14:26
A Conversation with a Purpose, from Giboyer's Boy

A Severe Young Judge, from The Adventuress
00:06:24
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:06:24
A Severe Young Judge, from The Adventuress

A Contented Idler, from M. Poirier's Son-in-Law
00:09:36
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:09:36
A Contented Idler, from M. Poirier's Son-in-Law

Feelings of an Artist, from M. Poirier's Son-in-Law
00:06:37
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:06:37
Feelings of an Artist, from M. Poirier's Son-in-Law

A Contest of Wills, from The Fourchambaults
00:07:52
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:07:52
A Contest of Wills, from The Fourchambaults

Essay on Augustine of Hippo
00:09:39
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:09:39
Essay on Augustine of Hippo

Excerpts from The Confessions
00:08:35
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:08:35
Excerpts from The Confessions

Excerpts from The City of God
00:05:34
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:05:34
Excerpts from The City of God

A Prayer, from The Trinity
00:03:21
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:03:21
A Prayer, from The Trinity

Essay on Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
00:25:30
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:25:30
Essay on Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Excerpts from Meditations
00:52:57
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:52:57
Excerpts from Meditations

Essay on Jane Austen
00:19:09
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:19:09
Essay on Jane Austen

Excerpts from Pride and Prejudice
00:24:37
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:24:37
Excerpts from Pride and Prejudice

A Well-Matched Sister and Brother, from Northanger Abbey
00:16:05
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:16:05
A Well-Matched Sister and Brother, from Northanger Abbey

Family Doctors, from Emma
00:12:57
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:12:57
Family Doctors, from Emma

Excerpts from Mansfield Park
00:21:59
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:21:59
Excerpts from Mansfield Park

Essay on Averröes
00:15:10
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:15:10
Essay on Averröes

Essay on The Avesta
00:15:44
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:15:44
Essay on The Avesta

Excerpts from The Avesta
00:29:10
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:29:10
Excerpts from The Avesta

Essay on Avicebron
00:11:15
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:11:15
Essay on Avicebron

On Matter and Form
00:10:46
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:10:46
On Matter and Form

Selected poems
00:08:44
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:08:44
Selected poems

Essay on William Edmonstoune Aytoun
00:15:10
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:15:10
Essay on William Edmonstoune Aytoun

Selected poems
00:28:02
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:28:02
Selected poems

Excerpts from My Recollections
00:33:22
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:33:22
Excerpts from My Recollections

Essay on Baber
00:22:09
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:22:09
Essay on Baber

Fables
00:18:51
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:18:51
Fables

Essay on Francis Bacon
00:48:24
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:48:24
Essay on Francis Bacon

Excerpts from Essays
00:35:34
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:35:34
Excerpts from Essays

Defects of the Universities, from the Advancement of Learning
00:15:03
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:15:03
Defects of the Universities, from the Advancement of Learning

Excerpts from various works
00:38:08
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:38:08
Excerpts from various works

Essay on Walter Bagehot
00:20:30
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:20:30
Essay on Walter Bagehot

Selected excerpts
00:31:34
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:31:34
Selected excerpts

Selected excerpts
00:40:40
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:40:40
Selected excerpts

Selected excerpts
00:21:09
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:21:09
Selected excerpts

Selected excerpts
00:28:36
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:28:36
Selected excerpts

Selected poems
00:40:35
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:40:35
Selected poems

The Battle of Ivry, from The Huguenots and Henry of Navarre
00:11:30
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:11:30
The Battle of Ivry, from The Huguenots and Henry of Navarre

Excerpts
00:28:55
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:28:55
Excerpts

The Pleasures of Reading
00:54:22
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:54:22
The Pleasures of Reading

Essay on The Ballad
00:28:23
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:28:23
Essay on The Ballad

Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne
00:14:32
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:14:32
Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne

The Hunting of the Cheviot
00:17:15
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:17:15
The Hunting of the Cheviot

Selected ballads
00:30:40
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:30:40
Selected ballads

Essay on Honoré de Balzac, part 1
00:29:35
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:29:35
Essay on Honoré de Balzac, part 1

Essay on Honoré de Balzac, part 2
00:37:34
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:37:34
Essay on Honoré de Balzac, part 2

The Meeting in the Convent, from The Duchess of Langeais
00:44:24
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:44:24
The Meeting in the Convent, from The Duchess of Langeais

An Episode Under the Terror
00:39:07
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:39:07
An Episode Under the Terror

A Passion in the Desert
00:37:25
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:37:25
A Passion in the Desert

The Napoleon of the People, from The Country Doctor, part 1
00:32:53
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:32:53
The Napoleon of the People, from The Country Doctor, part 1

The Napoleon of the People, from The Country Doctor, part 2
00:28:37
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:28:37
The Napoleon of the People, from The Country Doctor, part 2

Essay on George Bancroft
00:20:17
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:20:17
Essay on George Bancroft

Excerpts from History of the United States, part 1
00:26:52
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:26:52
Excerpts from History of the United States, part 1

Excerpts from History of the United States, part 2
00:27:46
2017-10-07 16:15:49 UTC 00:27:46
Excerpts from History of the United States, part 2