COMPLETE Library of the World's Best Literature, vol 7-marya

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 29th, 2015, 6:34 pm

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 7, by Various. Edited by Charles Dudley Warner.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/library-of-the-worlds-best-literature-ancient-and-modern-volume-7/
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 seventh volume contains chapters from "Henry Cuyler Bunner" to "Charles Stuart Calverley". (Summary by Leni)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 29th, 2015, 6:36 pm

Volume 6 is being cataloged now, so it's on to volume 7! :clap:
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Post by adonis » November 29th, 2015, 10:31 pm

Well, I'd like Sections 4, 6, 14 and 23 if possible, please. That should be, extracts from Pilgrim's Progress, extracts from Cecilia and the Letters of Fanny Burney, extract from the Anatomy of Melancholy.

Thank you.

Tony Addison.

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Post by Availle » November 30th, 2015, 2:25 am

I would like to read 18 and 19, the two sections on John Burroughs
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 30th, 2015, 7:56 am

Thank you Tony and Ava, your claims are noted.

I just realized that I forgot to jiggle the MW so that the sections would renumber after I combined two of the PP sections. I've done that now (shook the MW, that is), so you'll see that the section numbers are now in order and a bit different on your claims.

MaryAnn

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Post by craigdav1 » November 30th, 2015, 8:09 am

Would enjoy being dpl.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 30th, 2015, 8:19 am

Great Dave. Glad to have you on board.
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Post by jburlinson » December 4th, 2015, 4:21 pm

Hi. Could I claim section 6 -- Selected poems by Gottfried August Bürger?

Thanks.
John Burlinson

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 4th, 2015, 5:57 pm

Of course John! Thanks for joining us!
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Post by beeber » December 10th, 2015, 4:51 pm

Could I read sections 7 and 8, please — the first two Edmund Burke sections?

Bruce

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 10th, 2015, 5:06 pm

Bruce,
Thanks for claiming! MW updated.
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Post by beeber » December 13th, 2015, 9:06 pm


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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 14th, 2015, 2:32 am

Thank you Bruce.
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Post by craigdav1 » December 14th, 2015, 7:12 am

7 PL OK.

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