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Post by Leni » August 5th, 2010, 3:14 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/library-of-the-worlds-best-literature-ancient-and-modern-volume-2-by-various/

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern volume 2 by Various Authors. (published 1902)

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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 second volume contains chapters from "Anacreon" to "Auerbach". (Summary by Leni)
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    Children's Literature: Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 26, 27
    Drama: Sections 38,39
    Essays on authors: Sections 2, 16, 31, 35, 37, 40, 46
    Essays on literature: Sections 11, 20, 25, 49
    Fiction: Sections 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31, 33, 42, 50, 51, 55, 57, 58, 59,60
    Memoirs: Sections 9, 56
    Non-fiction: Sections 32, 41, 47, 52, 53
    Poetry: Sections 1, 10, 12, 13, 14, 29, 34, 36, 43, 45, 44, 48, 54
    Religion: Sections 28, 29, 44


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Last edited by Leni on August 5th, 2010, 6:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Lucy_k_p » August 5th, 2010, 3:34 pm

If you don't mind, I'd like to sign up to PL again. I discovered quite a few interesting new things while listening to the last one.
So little space, so much to say.

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Post by m8b1 » August 5th, 2010, 3:57 pm

May I have 02 and 04 please? :)

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Post by Availle » August 5th, 2010, 4:15 pm

Can I have 32 - Laplace, please? More astronomy for me... :9:
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Post by Lucy_k_p » August 5th, 2010, 4:24 pm

And I'd like to read sections 10, 12, 13 20 and 27. A little greedy perhaps, but I can't choose between them.

I shall continue the trend of reading some of the earliest known literature. And I have nearly finished reading Volume one of 1001 nights, (Burton Translation) and I'm enjoying it, so I find the essay on them very interesting.
So little space, so much to say.

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Post by Leni » August 5th, 2010, 6:13 pm

It's great to have you on board, Lucy! :D

And thank you, Ava and Maria, for claiming. :)
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Post by kayray » August 5th, 2010, 6:31 pm

May I have section 11?

11 - Essay on Anglo-Saxon Literature, by Robert Sharp
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Post by Leni » August 5th, 2010, 7:00 pm

Certainly! Thanks much for claiming the very long section I didn't want to split but was afraid no one would claim... :shock:

:lol:
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Post by kayray » August 5th, 2010, 7:07 pm

I thought twice about it, and then decided it probably wouldn't kill me :)
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Post by terrestrialobject » August 6th, 2010, 11:45 am

I would like to read the Steadfast Tin Soldier

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Post by Leni » August 6th, 2010, 5:14 pm

Hello, and welcome to Librivox

Thank you for your interest in contributing to this project. Since this seems to be your first recording for Librivox, we suggest you do the 1-minute test ( http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test ), so we can make sure all the technical aspects are ok. Also, before I can assign you the section, I need to know under what name/pseudonym you'd like to appear in the catalog. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

Thanks again!
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Post by Leni » August 7th, 2010, 11:49 am

Thanks, Maria! :)
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Post by ravenotation » August 15th, 2010, 10:07 am

Greetings Leni,
I'll sign up for sections 5, 6 & 7 if that's all right by you.
ttfn,
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Post by Lucy_k_p » August 15th, 2010, 12:09 pm

Section 4: PL OK. Sounds great!
So little space, so much to say.

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