Literature

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 1 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 first volume contains chapters from "Abelard" to "Amiel". (Summary by Leni)

Episodes

Preface
00:11:06
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:11:06
Preface

Essay on Abelard
00:46:40
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:46:40
Essay on Abelard

Selected works
00:23:58
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:23:58
Selected works

Selections from The King of the Mountains
00:17:25
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:17:25
Selections from The King of the Mountains

Selections from The Man with the Broken Ear
00:16:54
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:16:54
Selections from The Man with the Broken Ear

Essay on Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature
00:31:33
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:31:33
Essay on Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature
00:29:45
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:29:45
Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature
00:18:42
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:18:42
Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

Letters to her Husband
00:29:10
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:29:10
Letters to her Husband

Letters to her Sister
00:20:19
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:20:19
Letters to her Sister

Letters to her Sister and Niece
00:22:10
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:22:10
Letters to her Sister and Niece

Selections from The History of the United States
00:21:28
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:21:28
Selections from The History of the United States

Selections from The History of the United States
00:25:16
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:25:16
Selections from The History of the United States

Selected works
00:21:07
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:21:07
Selected works

Selected works
00:30:09
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:30:09
Selected works

Selected poems
00:06:44
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:06:44
Selected poems

Essay on Joseph Addison
00:36:09
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:36:09
Essay on Joseph Addison

Selected works
00:37:52
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:37:52
Selected works

Selections from "Varia Historia"
00:14:20
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:14:20
Selections from "Varia Historia"

Selections from "Oration against Ctesiphon"
00:20:40
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:20:40
Selections from "Oration against Ctesiphon"

Essay on Aeschylus
00:32:26
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:32:26
Essay on Aeschylus

Selected scenes
00:15:33
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:15:33
Selected scenes

Selected fables
00:25:24
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:25:24
Selected fables

Selected works
00:41:13
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:41:13
Selected works

Selected epigram
00:05:10
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:05:10
Selected epigram

Selected works
00:30:30
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:30:30
Selected works

Selection from Crichton
00:42:44
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:42:44
Selection from Crichton

Selected poems
00:27:03
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:27:03
Selected poems

Selected works
00:16:17
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:16:17
Selected works

Selected poems
00:10:43
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:10:43
Selected poems

Selected poems
00:06:44
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:06:44
Selected poems

Selected epistles
00:14:09
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:14:09
Selected epistles

Selected poem
00:04:55
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:04:55
Selected poem

Selected works
00:28:37
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:28:37
Selected works

Selected works
00:20:36
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:20:36
Selected works

Selections from A Study of Death
00:25:47
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:25:47
Selections from A Study of Death

Selected poems
00:27:58
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:27:58
Selected poems

Miss Mehetabel's Son
00:44:51
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:44:51
Miss Mehetabel's Son

Selected poems
00:15:02
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:15:02
Selected poems

Selected essay
00:56:17
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:56:17
Selected essay

Selections from Agamemnon
00:26:23
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:26:23
Selections from Agamemnon

Selected works
00:18:58
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:18:58
Selected works

Selected works
00:24:43
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:24:43
Selected works

Selected works
00:33:06
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:33:06
Selected works

Selection from Summer in Arcady
00:25:28
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:25:28
Selection from Summer in Arcady

Selection from Flute and Violin
00:22:18
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:22:18
Selection from Flute and Violin

Selected poems
00:21:58
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:21:58
Selected poems

Selected works
00:22:08
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:22:08
Selected works

Selected works
00:16:48
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:16:48
Selected works

Selections from "Constantinople" and "Spain"
00:19:06
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:19:06
Selections from "Constantinople" and "Spain"

Selections from "Holland and Its People"
00:41:01
2017-09-22 17:13:55 UTC 00:41:01
Selections from "Holland and Its People"

Extracts from Personal Journal
00:49:00
2017-09-22 17:13:56 UTC 00:49:00
Extracts from Personal Journal

Preface
00:11:06
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:11:06
Preface

Essay on Abelard
00:46:40
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:46:40
Essay on Abelard

Selected works
00:23:58
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:23:58
Selected works

Selections from The King of the Mountains
00:17:25
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:17:25
Selections from The King of the Mountains

Selections from The Man with the Broken Ear
00:16:54
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:16:54
Selections from The Man with the Broken Ear

Essay on Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature
00:31:33
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:31:33
Essay on Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature
00:29:45
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:29:45
Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature
00:18:42
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:18:42
Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

Letters to her Husband
00:29:10
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:29:10
Letters to her Husband

Letters to her Sister
00:20:19
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:20:19
Letters to her Sister

Letters to her Sister and Niece
00:22:10
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:22:10
Letters to her Sister and Niece

Selections from The History of the United States
00:21:28
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:21:28
Selections from The History of the United States

Selections from The History of the United States
00:25:16
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:25:16
Selections from The History of the United States

Selected works
00:21:07
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:21:07
Selected works

Selected works
00:30:09
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:30:09
Selected works

Selected poems
00:06:44
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:06:44
Selected poems

Essay on Joseph Addison
00:36:09
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:36:09
Essay on Joseph Addison

Selected works
00:37:52
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:37:52
Selected works

Selections from "Varia Historia"
00:14:20
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:14:20
Selections from "Varia Historia"

Selections from "Oration against Ctesiphon"
00:20:40
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:20:40
Selections from "Oration against Ctesiphon"

Essay on Aeschylus
00:32:26
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:32:26
Essay on Aeschylus

Selected scenes
00:15:33
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:15:33
Selected scenes

Selected fables
00:25:24
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:25:24
Selected fables

Selected works
00:41:13
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:41:13
Selected works

Selected epigram
00:05:10
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:05:10
Selected epigram

Selected works
00:30:30
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:30:30
Selected works

Selection from Crichton
00:42:44
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:42:44
Selection from Crichton

Selected poems
00:27:03
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:27:03
Selected poems

Selected works
00:16:17
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:16:17
Selected works

Selected poems
00:10:43
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:10:43
Selected poems

Selected poems
00:06:44
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:06:44
Selected poems

Selected epistles
00:14:09
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:14:09
Selected epistles

Selected poem
00:04:55
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:04:55
Selected poem

Selected works
00:28:37
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:28:37
Selected works

Selected works
00:20:36
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:20:36
Selected works

Selections from A Study of Death
00:25:47
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:25:47
Selections from A Study of Death

Selected poems
00:27:58
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:27:58
Selected poems

Miss Mehetabel's Son
00:44:51
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:44:51
Miss Mehetabel's Son

Selected poems
00:15:02
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:15:02
Selected poems

Selected essay
00:56:17
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:56:17
Selected essay

Selections from Agamemnon
00:26:23
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:26:23
Selections from Agamemnon

Selected works
00:18:58
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:18:58
Selected works

Selected works
00:24:43
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:24:43
Selected works

Selected works
00:33:06
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:33:06
Selected works

Selection from Summer in Arcady
00:25:28
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:25:28
Selection from Summer in Arcady

Selection from Flute and Violin
00:22:18
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:22:18
Selection from Flute and Violin

Selected poems
00:21:58
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:21:58
Selected poems

Selected works
00:22:08
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:22:08
Selected works

Selected works
00:16:48
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:16:48
Selected works

Selections from "Constantinople" and "Spain"
00:19:06
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:19:06
Selections from "Constantinople" and "Spain"

Selections from "Holland and Its People"
00:41:01
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:41:01
Selections from "Holland and Its People"

Extracts from Personal Journal
00:49:00
2017-10-07 10:27:25 UTC 00:49:00
Extracts from Personal Journal

Preface
00:11:06
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:11:06
Preface

Essay on Abelard
00:46:40
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:46:40
Essay on Abelard

Selected works
00:23:58
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:23:58
Selected works

Selections from The King of the Mountains
00:17:25
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:17:25
Selections from The King of the Mountains

Selections from The Man with the Broken Ear
00:16:54
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:16:54
Selections from The Man with the Broken Ear

Essay on Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature
00:31:33
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:31:33
Essay on Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature
00:29:45
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:29:45
Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature
00:18:42
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:18:42
Excerpts of Accadian-Babylonian and Assyrian Literature

Letters to her Husband
00:29:10
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:29:10
Letters to her Husband

Letters to her Sister
00:20:19
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:20:19
Letters to her Sister

Letters to her Sister and Niece
00:22:10
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:22:10
Letters to her Sister and Niece

Selections from The History of the United States
00:21:28
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:21:28
Selections from The History of the United States

Selections from The History of the United States
00:25:16
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:25:16
Selections from The History of the United States

Selected works
00:21:07
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:21:07
Selected works

Selected works
00:30:09
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:30:09
Selected works

Selected poems
00:06:44
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:06:44
Selected poems

Essay on Joseph Addison
00:36:09
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:36:09
Essay on Joseph Addison

Selected works
00:37:52
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:37:52
Selected works

Selections from "Varia Historia"
00:14:20
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:14:20
Selections from "Varia Historia"

Selections from "Oration against Ctesiphon"
00:20:40
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:20:40
Selections from "Oration against Ctesiphon"

Essay on Aeschylus
00:32:26
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:32:26
Essay on Aeschylus

Selected scenes
00:15:33
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:15:33
Selected scenes

Selected fables
00:25:24
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:25:24
Selected fables

Selected works
00:41:13
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:41:13
Selected works

Selected epigram
00:05:10
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:05:10
Selected epigram

Selected works
00:30:30
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:30:30
Selected works

Selection from Crichton
00:42:44
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:42:44
Selection from Crichton

Selected poems
00:27:03
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:27:03
Selected poems

Selected works
00:16:17
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:16:17
Selected works

Selected poems
00:10:43
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:10:43
Selected poems

Selected poems
00:06:44
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:06:44
Selected poems

Selected epistles
00:14:09
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:14:09
Selected epistles

Selected poem
00:04:55
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:04:55
Selected poem

Selected works
00:28:37
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:28:37
Selected works

Selected works
00:20:36
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:20:36
Selected works

Selections from A Study of Death
00:25:47
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:25:47
Selections from A Study of Death

Selected poems
00:27:58
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:27:58
Selected poems

Miss Mehetabel's Son
00:44:51
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:44:51
Miss Mehetabel's Son

Selected poems
00:15:02
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:15:02
Selected poems

Selected essay
00:56:17
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:56:17
Selected essay

Selections from Agamemnon
00:26:23
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:26:23
Selections from Agamemnon

Selected works
00:18:58
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:18:58
Selected works

Selected works
00:24:43
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:24:43
Selected works

Selected works
00:33:06
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:33:06
Selected works

Selection from Summer in Arcady
00:25:28
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:25:28
Selection from Summer in Arcady

Selection from Flute and Violin
00:22:18
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:22:18
Selection from Flute and Violin

Selected poems
00:21:58
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:21:58
Selected poems

Selected works
00:22:08
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:22:08
Selected works

Selected works
00:16:48
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:16:48
Selected works

Selections from "Constantinople" and "Spain"
00:19:06
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:19:06
Selections from "Constantinople" and "Spain"

Selections from "Holland and Its People"
00:41:01
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:41:01
Selections from "Holland and Its People"

Extracts from Personal Journal
00:49:00
2017-12-19 19:20:29 UTC 00:49:00
Extracts from Personal Journal